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If you’re a fan of the popular BE@RBRICK collectible figure...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2016-06-28 19:41


If you’re a fan of the popular BE@RBRICK collectible figure series produced by MediCom Toy Inc., a Funassyi version will be available in July from the Funassyiland online store. It is 7cm tall x 3.4cm wide, and retails for 1,800 yen plus tax. Preorders start on July 4th, with delivery scheduled for late July to early August. You can also look at the real thing while it’s on display until June 30th at the MADICOM TOY 20th Anniversary Exhibition, taking place at Space O in the Omotesando Hills complex in Harajuku, Tokyo. 

Listing on BE@ARBRICK site 

Tweet by Funassyiland Web Shop 

You can now check out the Okusama Ouen series of Funassyi-design...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2016-06-28 12:10


You can now check out the Okusama Ouen series of Funassyi-design kitchenware catalog online. Many of the items are just my style…I’m going to have to seriously watch my budget. 

Okusama Ouen series catalog online 

Funassyiland Osaka will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2016-06-28 11:19


Funassyiland Osaka will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary starting on July 5th (more details on the celebrations later). One of the store-exclusive items it will introduce during the period is this Funassyi doll dressed as Store Manager Emeritus. The blue shirt is a replica of the shirt that’s part of the store uniform; a store employee made one for Funassyi (the real one) to wear when he makes one of his surprise visits, as he did a couple of weeks ago

Note that the doll version of Store Manager Funassyi is as pantless as the Real Pear. The person in charge of Funassyiland Osaka’s Twitter account, which may be the most entertaining of all the Funassyiland official accounts, tweeted that they requested that the shirt be short enough to show Store Manage Funassyi’s bottom properly. 

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These Funassyi x Hello Kitty collaboration summertime sweets...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2016-06-27 20:30


These Funassyi x Hello Kitty collaboration summertime sweets will be available at Circle K Sunkus convenience stores around Japan starting on Tuesday, June 28th (check with your local store for availability). The are Nassyi (pear) Lassis in three different cup designs, and pear-flavored jelly which comes in reusable mugs. The lassis are 168 yen each, and the jellies 550 yen, tax included. Available while supplies last. 


Sanrio news release

The official site for Funassyi’s Beach House (previously) has...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2016-06-27 17:30






The official site for Funassyi’s Beach House (previously) has opened, with plenty of details. A “beach house” in Japanese terms is a summer-only establishment that serves casual food, sells gifts, and may also have a place to shower and so on. This Funassyi themed one is still a beach house, just with some extra pear juice. 

The menu is that of a typical beach house - besides things you might expect like burgers and fries and salads, there are also some Japanese beach house must-haves like curry (the Funa-Sea-food Curry) and the Dashi Stock Bushaa! Udon. A la carte the menu is a bit pricey, but there are set menu deals which soften the blow. If you make a reservation online, which will allow you to go right in without waiting, you can choose between 2-hour stays that come with a sticker or a fan, both Funassyi-design of course, or a deal that allows you to hang out in a VIP room for 5 hours, take a shower, and have a free drink - plus the fan or sticker too. That last reservation deal costs 5,000 yen, not including the food.  

The gift shop has a lot of beach-themed items such as t-shirts, beach balls and the like, plus bottles of Funassyi-design champagne for 8,500 yen each. 

Last but not least, there will be 2 special events at the Funassyi Beach House. The first one will be sans The Pear, who will be elsewhere that day, but is billed as a Birthday Party for him on July 4th. If you make a reservation on that day you will get a free glass of champagne.  And Funassyi will be there in pearson on August 10th at 15:00 and 17:00, where he will have a ‘special talk show’ with former NMB48 member and Funassyi fan Ayaka Umeda. In order to obtain a ticket for a drawing for one of the seats at the shows, you will need to spend at least 4,000 yen at the Beach House from July 2nd to August 3rd. 


Official site 

The almost-life-size Funassyi figure on display at Funassyiland...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2016-06-27 14:25


The almost-life-size Funassyi figure on display at Funassyiland Funabashi has been dressed as a June bride. Adorable. (Via

This Funassyi design cheese pear tart will be available for a...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2016-06-27 09:27




This Funassyi design cheese pear tart will be available for a limited time at 4 branches of Pablo, a patisserie chain that specializes in cheese tarts. The 15cm diamater tarts are baked fresh daily, and are filled with fluffy cream cheese mousse packed with pear (western pear, not nashi pear) compote, and glazed with pear gelée. The tart will retail for 1,396 yen and will only be available from July 4 - 16, 2016 at the following Pablo stores: Omotesando in Harajuku; Lalaport Tachikawa Tachihi in Tachikawa, Tokyo; Dotonbori in Osaka; and inside the Suminodo Keihin department store in Osaka.

Press release

News story (one of many)

A limited-period Funassyi Cafe will open for the first time...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2016-06-27 09:02






A limited-period Funassyi Cafe will open for the first time outside of Japan. This one will be at the WIREDCAFE & ROSIE’S CAFE in Hong Kong from July 1st to August 31st, 2016. As with the other Funassyi Cafes, there will be Funassyi-themed menu items and exclusive merchandise. 


(Note: I haven’t seen a detailed report about this Funassyi Cafe in Japanese, not to mention English, as of yet, but it was posted on Twitter by BUZZ LIGHT, the company that does many of Funassyi’s overseas events such as his trip to Macau, so I trust it’s legit.)

BUZZ LIGHT’s Twitter post

Facebook post by New Monday, a Hong Kong site 

Upcoming Funassyi Events: Week of June 27, 2016

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2016-06-27 05:30
The latest weekly roundup of upcoming Funassyi events. I’ve bolded the new items since last week’s...

The Pear relaxes with a drink after work. (I think this is...

We Love Funassyi - Fri, 2016-06-24 16:15


The Pear relaxes with a drink after work. (I think this is Live&Bar Hugo, the gotouchi chara-themed bar and live house operated by Rapiit.) 

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Funassyi says he bought a new car with his mid-year bonus -...

We Love Funassyi - Fri, 2016-06-24 08:55


Funassyi says he bought a new car with his mid-year bonus - or, “bo-nassyi~”. (Via

Trying to stay cool on a hot, muggy rainy season day in...

We Love Funassyi - Thu, 2016-06-23 13:45


Trying to stay cool on a hot, muggy rainy season day in June… (Via

Funassyiland will be holding a summer sale starting tomorrow,...

We Love Funassyi - Thu, 2016-06-23 11:13


Funassyiland will be holding a summer sale starting tomorrow, June 24th, and lasting until August 31st. Selected items will be 30 to 70% off, and there will also be “Happy Bags” (lucky bags) filled with a selection of merchandise - usually a great deal, especially if you’re just starting out with your Funassy collection. The Summer Sale will be at all Funassyilands, including the limited-period one in Fukuoaka and the web shop. 

Official page 

A summer-only casual eatery and gift shop called Funassyi’s...

We Love Funassyi - Thu, 2016-06-23 09:50




A summer-only casual eatery and gift shop called Funassyi’s Beach House will be open from July 2nd to August 31st, on Katase Nishihama Beach on the Shonan Enoshima coast in Fujisawa, Kanagawa prefecture. (Shonan is probably the most popular beach area in Japan.) While Funassyi themed summertime establishments have opened before, this is the first “sea house” (umi no ie) with Funassyi’s name on it. The menu will have items like the Funassyu Gyuu (beef, also is a pun for ‘stuffed’) Burger illustrated above, a shaved ice (kakigori) plate with Funassyi on a waffle “island”, and more. There will also be exclusive Funassyi-design merchandise on sale. 

Funassyi will make 2 in-pearson appearances on August 10th. I’ll post more details later.

 Incidentally, there’s a listing on a part-time/temporary (baito) job search site called Town Work for a job in the Funassyi Beach House gift shop. It seems that they pay basically minimum wage, starting at 905 yen/hour, plus up to 1,000 yen per day as a transportation allowance. (Giving transportation allowances to employees is a standard thing in Japan.) There’s also a listing for server jobs in the cafe part of the Beach House - the base pay there is a bit more, 950 yen per houre. All workers are given a Funassyi-themed t-shirt to wear as a uniform, which I assume they will get to keep when summer is over. it sounds like a great summer job for a student who loves the beach and Funassyi though. 

News and image source 

Official site (Japanese)

Nittele Service is introducing a line of kitchen items called...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2016-06-20 11:53






Nittele Service is introducing a line of kitchen items called Okusama Ouen Series (奥様応援シリーズ), which loosely translates as “Items to help the lady of the house”. The line features a clean, retro look and features white enamel cookware and storage containers (white enamelware, which has been around for decades in Japan, is quite trendy these days), colanders, kitchen towels and more. Nittele Service is marketing this line by issuing a catalog - I am not sure (since I don’t have one yet) if you need to order from the catalog, or if the catalog is just to promote the line. The catalog is available at all Funassyiland stores including the webstore. The actual items will be available in July. 

Photo sources: 1, 2, 3 

Upcoming Funassyi Events: Week of June 20, 2016

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2016-06-20 09:28
The latest weekly roundup of upcoming Funassyi events. I’ve bolded the new items since last week’s...

A, B, C!!! A, B, C!!!!! No, Funassyi has not lost his mind, he’s...

We Love Funassyi - Sat, 2016-06-18 08:52


A, B, C!!! A, B, C!!!!! No, Funassyi has not lost his mind, he’s just sending a cheer to the mascot for the ABC Asahi station in Osaka, ABCiee

A range of Nassyi Fes official merchandise is now available for...

We Love Funassyi - Thu, 2016-06-16 12:30


A range of Nassyi Fes official merchandise is now available for pre-order from now until July 15th online, or via the Loppi ticket ordering system (located in Lawson convenience stores). The highlight has to be the colorful happi shown above - a happy is a kind of short, loose jacket that is mostly worn at matsuri (Shinto festivals) and so on these days, although shop attendants used to wear them too The Nassyfes one is vibrantly colored in Funassyi yellow and blue, and costs 7,400 yen plus tax. There’s also a Rocker Funassyi mascot with mysterious red hair (not sure who/what this is supposed to look like…), t-shirts, hoodies and more.

Preordered items will be delivered on or after August 17th. The items will also be available at the Nassyi Fes venues.

Nassyi Fes merchandise preorder page on the Loppi-HMV site (scroll down)

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