After informing you about the Doraemon Shop a little while ago, I must confess I didn’t tell you the whole truth! There are actually quite a few scruffy old Omocha-shops around: toys, sweets and silly stuff perfect for brightening up a gray afternoon, buying presents for your friends or just indulging in the stylish packaging design. Time for a new infusion of bright Japanese graphics from it’s finest.
Written by Uleshka
Let’s start with some exciting “shoot the dinosaur with a rubber-band-gun” packaging.
shoot-the-dinosaur-with-a-rubber-band-gun-packaging, full pack
shoot-the-dinosaur-with-a-rubber-band-gun-packaging, empty pack revealing the underlying graphics
Here is the full pack and the the emptied one, which is almost better! Load the rubber-band around your gun aaaaaaand – shoot!
An old classic are planes, of course! Colorful graphics and dubious motives…. We found three different styrofoam ones. Number one has two sets of wings to stack in and a heavy plastic front with propeller to make the “nose” heavy for better flying.
The one on the left is the deluxe version of plane number one having landing wheels, too. The following right one is powered by a rubber-band and has a suction cap on his “nose” - so try to aim for a window!
the upscale version
rubberband powered suction cap plane
Point and shoot!
Note on the side: Special thanks to KINGA for sharing the fun with us. She is currently in Japan collecting some new impressions and footage for new visuals. Look forward!
In case you never made it to be a pilot, you might want to aim a little lower and go for the profession of a ticket-puncher. Here is the full on Japanese train ticket set including a beautiful pinch! Tickets to Kyoto, Nagoya, Sendai… you name it!
punch set full pack
punch set back side
Believe it or not, but punching little holes out of those tickets was actually very satisfying. (KINGA was hard to stop!)
Now for a little snack in between: of course there is a lot to chose from! Rice-pop-corn in the shape of a carrot, frogs and cats filled with sweet pearls, wafers to spread Japanese jam on, milk balls and mini-ramen.
My favorite packaging design are still those exclusively Japanese flat things: a dried flat sour plum bar or a dried octopus snack!
A thing that seemed to be found in all countries are cigarettes for kids. Well – I don’t want to get into what educational effect that might have but remember, how much I loved them when I was small. In Japan, they don’t only have chocolate flavor, but also Coca Cola taste! (and for the real Japanese packages, click here).
Coca Cola cigarettes
the usual chocolate cigarettes
Now at the end, try these: super-natural tattoos to play dead!
how to look evil
Note: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!
Have a happy Golden Week holiday!