My experience with the Rakuten has always been good.Most of the shops that I
bought stuffs from were very patient and friendly. I personally love the
Japanese fashion and there are lots of brands that you can't find in New
Zealand, on Rakuten it is only a few clicks away.If you are into other
European high fashion brands Rakuten is a website that you must go! The
reason is simple, lots of items are designed and limited for the Japanese
market only, you can't get them anywhere else but in Japan, and the chance
that you can find them on Rakuten is very high.Since Rakuten is based in
Japanese language, if you are after some specific item , it is best to
search from a simple phase. Shipping time to New Zealand is amazingly fast,
one of my fastest purchase only took 48 hours to arrive, from the time that
I click PAID till the item delivered to my door,only 2 days! That was even
faster than some local online shopping website.
by Max Liang
Why I like shopping with Rakuten?
I have known about the existence of Rakuten but have recently been shopping online for about half a year. I love shopping with Rakuten as you can be assured that the products that you buy are exactly as described or pictured. Confirmation and delivery of purchases are prompt. It is my "one stop shop" where I get everything I need.
by Gwendolyn Foong
Bra. Bra? Bra!
Bra is surely one of the most epoch-making inventions in women’s apparel. According to a research by an English department store in 2008, "push-up bras" were ranked as the best invention throughout the history of fashion. This amazing lingerie which supports breasts and makes beautiful cleavage was invented in 1964 by a Canadian designer. Even after half a century, it still fascinates women all around the world.
However, the quality of bras made in Japan is one of the best in the world. Compared to European bras which have mostly only 3-4 size varieties, Japanese bras have accurate and a wide variety of sizes. They are made with extreme care, and last long. There are also many color varieties which may be suitable for all different men jinxes around the world. Japan may be a country where you can get high quality bras of your own size and purpose, at a reasonable price.
by Rakuten Facebook Team
Why do I like to use Rakuten?
Shopping for Japanese products online is easy with websites like Rakuten!
Rakuten Ichiba is a Japanese online shopping mall with a wide variety of
stores selling products to people all over the world. I like to use
Rakuten to buy Japanese clothing and accessories. I'm interested
in the latest Japanese fashion and I buy from Rakuten stores regularly
and I always find the website easy and enjoyable to use. The website
provides English translation, however when searching for Japanese items,
it's best to use Japanese keywords. When ordering from stores, be
aware that some stores do not ship items overseas, however you can have
items forded to a shipping service. Also some stores do not accept
Credit Card payment. If you want to become a registered member, you can
earn points from each purchase.
Gothic Lolita Fashion – Big Trend on Streets in Japan
Who’d have thought to combine the dark, sometimes morbid style of Gothic fashion with the dainty, Victorian-influenced dresses of the Lolita look? Whoever it was, they started a huge Japanese trend. And now, the result is a massive underground subculture known as Gothic Lolita dress.
It’s a type of look that first became popular on Japanese television and in animated games. Today, it’s a style sported by teenage girls throughout the streets of Tokyo and Osaka.
The basic elements of the look include frilly, knee-length skirts trimmed with lace and ribbons, then paired with ruffled blouses. Add to that high knee-socks and demure Mary Jane shoes, then finish it off with a miniature top hat and parasol.
Takoyaki, a type of dumpling that’s made with octopus, has been a popular food in Japan for nearly a century.
Takoyaki is about the size of a golf ball and is made with flour, eggs, green onions, shrimp, ginger, and the key ingredient: boiled octopus. When mixed together, these ingredients create a batter that is poured in a specially designed takoyaki grilling pan.
In fact, you can now buy electric cookers like the Automatic Takoyaki Machine that do all the work for you.
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