San-X is a Japanese stationery company founded in April 1932 that has created some super cute characters such as Rilakkuma, Tarepanda and Kogepan. The characters are antropomorphic representations of animals or inanimate objects. Each character has its own quirky traits; for example, Momobuta is a pig with a head shaped like a peach, who enjoys karaoke and painting her nails. San-X characters can be found on stationery sets and pencils, as small figurines, keychains and stuffed toys. There are also anime series, video games and children´s books featuring the characters.
Specifically, Rilakkuma (which is a combination of rirakkusu is a Japanese transliteration of the English word "relax" kuma and the Japanese word for "bear") is a fictional character that appears on items such as backpacks, stuffed animals, folders, zippered binders, change purses, etc.
San-X created Rilakkuma in 2003 and in 2005 Mamegoma, which was adapted to an anime series in 2009. In 2010 The New York Times described San-X as a smaller, nimbler company and its characters Tarepanda and Rilakkuma were described as "huge hits in Japan" that were rising in the Character Databank character popularity charts while Sanrio's Hello Kitty character slumped in popularity, especially in Japan. Rilakkuma is a soft toy bear who has on his back a zipper which when opened reveals a light blue polka dot patterned material. The reason for the zipper on his back is unknown.
We are introducing today adorable items of Rilakkuma and its dinky friends, such as super practical and easy to use holders, folders and pen and coin cases to save your money and also your favorite color pencils! Your kids will enjoy these lovely and incredibly useful products with the face of the precious little bear Rilakkuma!
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