Aloha Rilakkuma Plushie – Rilakkuma Store Exclusive! + Simon wins the Mira Plush Art Contest!

Super exciting news!! Check out our cute new Rilakkuma Store Exclusive Aloha Rilakkuma plushie!

Aloha Rilakkuma Store Exclusive - full

Aloha, Rilakkuma!

Aloha Rilakkuma Store Exclusive - shade detail

I’d like a pair of shades like that!

Aloha Rilakkuma Store Exclusive - back detail

And his name is embroidered on the back of his shirt!

Aloha Rilakkuma Store Exclusive - tag art

Relaxed Rilakkuma on the tag art!

Aloha Rilakkuma Store Exclusive - family

The newest member of the Aloha Rilakkuma family relaxing in the sun with his pals!

I love how our Aloha Rilakkuma family has been expanding recently! This sunshine-ready bear is the Rilakkuma Store exclusive plushie from the Aloha Rilakkuma series, released in April 2013!

He is particularly special to us because Simon won him in the Spring 2014 Mira Plush Art Contest!

Simon, our resident Rilakkuma portrait artist, submitted the following piece, featuring the Rilakkuma Marine Series:

Simon Ho - Rilakkuma Crossing The Ocean

Rilakkuma Crossing The Ocean
Digital Painting
Rilakkuma Crossing The Ocean is inspired by Washington Crossing the Delaware, an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by the German-American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, painted to commemorate General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. While Marine Rilakkuma is likely too lazy to be a general in the military like Washington, Rilakkuma Crossing The Ocean represents thoughtful reflection and serenity as Rilakkuma and pals drift across the ocean in their newspaper boat on a lazy afternoon.

Thanks so much for sponsoring this contest and so generously supporting the Rilakkuma art community, Mira Plush! Make sure you check out Mira Plush’s online Rilakkuma store – I’ve purchased from them before, and they’re very fast and reliable! Mira Plush also has a great new WordPress blog full of fun photos, so be sure to support them there, too!

It’s really so fun to share Rilakkuma art with the community! CONGRATULATIONS, Simon!

Mira Plush Drawing Contest - BD bear

Hey, even Rilakkuma likes to draw, too!

For Simon’s next work, he’s considering doing an interpretation on the new Rilakkuma in Space Series to be released in July. We’re constantly thinking of new Rilakkuma scenes and inspiration for Simon to draw – ideas are welcome!

10 thoughts on “Aloha Rilakkuma Plushie – Rilakkuma Store Exclusive! + Simon wins the Mira Plush Art Contest!

  1. Ah!!! So cute!! Such a lovely drawing!! Rilakkuma looks so handsome, standing there just like a General!! And as always, Korilakkuma is just checking out to see if she has any fur out of place using the water’s reflection and chick is trying very hard to catch a fish for their dinner?😊

    CONGRATULATIONS SIMON!! TRULY A LOVELY DRAWING!!! 😄

    Shall look forward to your Rilakkuma In Space drawing. Am sure that it would be brilliant!! 😉

  2. He’s so cute with his friends, they all look so relaxed! Congratulations on winning the contest~Simon has true skills and I love that drawling. Oh that’s a good idea maybe there are alien kumas out there he he. I look forward to more drawing I would love to see the anniversary series (the food ones) all together for a birthday or something fun~

  3. I love that picture with all the Aloha Rilas just chilling. I wish I could join them, I could definitely do with some R&R.

    Congrats to Simon! The portrait looks amazing, I think he did an amazing job drawing all of them, their actions really represent who they are in my opinion. Can’t wait to see his Space Series portrait, I’m sure it’ll be just as awesome as all his other ones!

    • They really do look relaxed – I could do with a day on a boat too. The weather here right now is super pretty and the temperature is just right, but I’m cooped up at school all day :/

      I can’t wait to see Simon’s next piece, too! Rilakkuma art is my favorite art hahaha

  4. I love the sunglasses too! Always amazed to see the detail they put in the Rilakkuma accessories.

    I’ve been visiting your blog for a little but now, as I myself have gotten into Rilakkuma. Thanks to you I’ve found stores that sell genuine ones. I already have a classic plushie, and the “which color do you like” one. I’m waiting for the Polar Bear series to come in the mail!

    I love your blog and your lifestyle photos are adorable. Happy blogging, and here’s to hoping I someday get a collection like yours!

  5. Ooooo I really really need the Aloha series in my life, it feels like a vacation with them around, your so lucky that you have the complete series, I hope I can get my hands on at least one of them! His sunglasses are so adorable, and makes him look handsome! Congratulations Simon, your photo is so amazing and funny! I can’t wait for your Rilakkuma In Space drawing! Maybe Rilakkuma will come up with an awesome drawing too, good luck!

    • Eee I love this series so much, too – makes me want to take a vacation haha. His bear sunglasses are really my favorite accessory, and the design on his shirt is really detailed! I’m so happy to expand my Aloha Rilakkuma collection with this bear – I think it’s the series I have the most plushies from now!

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