It’s my pleasure to introduce Wagara Rilakkuma!
This handsome plushie was a generous gift from reader Jennifer – thank you so so much, he is an absolutely adorable addition to my collection, and he fits right in with everyone else already! I’m so fortunate to have such wonderful readers like you!
He is a UFO Catcher plushie released by Fansclub in May 2013, and he is wagara-themed! Wagara (和柄) is a traditional Japanese pattern or design, and were traditionally patterns used for kimono or yukata.
So this Rilakkuma is wearing a wagara-inspired scarf, combining traditional Japanese pattern styles and modern & hip Rilakkuma! The other plushies from the same release have similar designs, in the forms of pillows and coin purses – I love it!
Whew, sorry for the complete radio silence on my end for the past few weeks: last week we had our first major final exam in biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics so I was a bit held up with studying.
We’ve starting anatomy/physiology this week: I’m really excited about it, but I’ve never taken anatomy or physiology before so I’m hoping it won’t be too overwhleming.
I’m still waiting on my Rilakkuma Store 5th Anniversary plushie because I told the seller to hold off until the Caravan design was announced, but dang, I didn’t think it’d take so long to get news on the Caravan! I kind of expected them to release the Caravan design this month, but I guess I’ll just keep waiting…
Oh that’s so sweet of her to give you this lovely gift! .<
OMG WordPress just eat my comment =w=
I mean, I’m also waiting for the caravan. But it looks like they’ll announce it end october or early november, I guess?
Nevertheless, very cute haul! <3
Yeah, I feel like I’ve been waiting for the caravan to be announced the entire time I’ve been in medical school haha oh well, I’ll still be happy to see it when it FINALLY comes out lol
(WordPress has been eating so many comments lately!)
These Rilakkumas keep getting better and better! This is even better because of the kindness of Jennifer.
Yes! I will definitely cherish this bear because he was given to me by a great friend!! :)
You are most welcome Faith!! So happy that he has found a good home!! Do enjoy using the stickers too!! All the very best for your exams! Study hard and Rilakkuma will keep you company too!! =]]
Yay!!! Thank you bunches, again and again – I will certainly give him a happy and loving home :D
Aww Jennifer is so sweet :D That is such a cute plushie and yay for the stickers. I know I would have thought it would be released by now, but hopefully the caravan will be cool!
Yeah, Jennifer is great – I love this kuma so much already <3
Dang, I feel like it's been an eternity waiting for this caravan design – hope it's worth it!
Awww how nice of Jennifer to gift that to you! And what a cute and wonderful addition to your collection! Congratulations! And thank you for explaning Wagara for us! :D it was a fun read
Yeah, it was super sweet of her, and such a perfect addition to my collection – I got to learn all about wagara too hah :D