Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rilakkuma Bear and Book!




Japanese Rilakkuma is becoming a hit with the youth of America.


I got this adorable plush Rilakkuma Bear with a hidden storage in its back, my daughters like to sneak in candies, coins and other things when we leave to go to the store. The Rilakkuma is a well known brand in Japan and is making its way into the homes of american children.



Check out this board book from Rilakkuma, your child can learn to write and read Japanese! The words in the book are printing in both English and Japanese the book is very well illustrated kids will enjoy reading.

My daughters like to hold the bear while my older sons read the books to them its something they look forward to every night. Rilakkuma is a great brand and product. Check out all the great gear by clicking here.


Some interesting info on Rilakkuma.

Rilakkuma (リラックマ Rirakkuma?, a combination of the Japanese pronunciation of relax and the Japanese word for bear) is a Japanesecharacter designed by Aki Kondo, produced by San-X in 2003.
Rilakkuma and Tarepanda, another San-X character, have been described as "huge hits in Japan" by The New York Times. As of May 2010, Rilakkuma ranked as the fifth most popular character in Japan in a survey of the Character Databank.[1]

The San-X company puts staff members under obligation to create one cute character per month. Aki Kondo (also the creator of Okutan to Dannachan) saw a TV show about dogs. She wished to own a pet because at that time she was very busy working and hoped for a more relaxing life. 

Rilakkuma is an embodiment of her wish.[2]

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.