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  • Get ready to fall in love with Sumikko Gurashi!

  • I've seen Sumikko Gurashi merch, but I didn't really know that much about them

  • And I saw some really cute gachapon when I was in Tokyo

  • If you haven't seen them already, have a look at my videos from Tokyo

  • I went to the Studio Ghibli museum

  • Saw the giant Gundam

  • I found an anime shrine

  • So take a look, they're all on my channel

  • Sumikko Gurashi are from San-X, which is the company that make Rilakuma and Tarepanda

  • And my favourite Afro Ken

  • Who you don't really see around that much any more

  • Anyway, if you don't know that much about them, get ready to fall in love with Sumikko Gurashi

  • Their stories are adorable

  • Sumikko Gurashi means "corner living"

  • And this little group of friends don't have much confidence

  • They're all outcasts in their own way

  • They just like to hide away in the corners where they feel safe

  • And they've all got their own personalities

  • That maybe you can relate to, if you ever feel like you just want to hide away in a corner.

  • Shirokuma is a white bear who ran away from the north

  • He's always cold and he's scared of strangers

  • And he just likes drinking tea in the corner

  • Penguin? has so little confidence that he has a question mark after his name

  • He used to wear a plate on his head, but he took it off because it made him look like a kappa, which is a type of Japanese monster

  • Tonkatsu is a pork cutlet gone wrong

  • He's 1% meat and 99% fat

  • And nobody wants to eat him because he's so greasy and oily

  • Poor Tonkatsu!

  • Neko is a shy cat who likes to scratch

  • Tapioka are the bubbles left over from bubble tea

  • They look so sad!

  • Zassou is a weed, who dreams of being in a beautiful bouquet in a florist

  • Hokori is a dust ball - they should have made him a dust bunny!

  • He looks so happy!

  • Furoshiki is a wrapping cloth and he belongs to Shirokuma the bear

  • He's what he wrapped all his things in when he ran away from the north

  • Nisetsumuri means fake or deception head

  • You may think he's a snail, but he's actually a slug with a shell!

  • They were the original crew, and then they added 3 more characters

  • Suzume the little brown sparrow

  • Ebi furae no shippo, or Shippo-chan

  • who's a fried shrimp tail

  • He's good friends with Tapioka and Tonkatsu because they're all food that no one wants

  • Isn't it heartbreaking?!

  • And Tokage: a dinosaur who pretends to be a lizard, so he can fit in and not get caught

  • Which one is your favourite?

  • It's so hard to decide which is the cutest!

  • Let me know in the comments.

  • Can you imagine walking along the street and seeing this cute truck?

  • It also plays the song from the Sumikko Gurashi videos

  • You can buy loads of character goods

  • There are so many themed series, probably as an excuse to bring out more merch

  • But they're all very cute!

  • A nautical themed range

  • They're pretending to be at sea, but really they're still just in the corner at home!

  • A hot springs series

  • With a cute Mount Fuji, who's sad because he can't join them in the water

  • There's even a cute Christmas series

  • But my favourite is this series, where they're all wrapped in sushi rolls

  • So cute!

  • And Nisetsumuri's got a sushi roll as his shell

  • To celebrate their 3rd birthday they've formed a band

  • In association with Tower Records

  • Shirokuma's on the keytar

  • Tonkatsu's on the drums

  • And Tapioka are dancers

  • Tokage is their manager

  • And Shippo-chan's on the decks

  • There's also a ghost who works for Tower Records

  • I don't know what they're trying to say about their staff?!

  • And you can also get a plushy stage playset

  • And of course there's a theme cafe

  • Which is open in Tokyo right now.

  • Bubble tea is on the menu

  • But would you have the heart to eat poor little Tapioka?

  • A sparrow's tears

  • Or a really really small amount of something

  • If you like my t-shirt and want to warn other people that the Alpacalypse is coming,

  • You can get it from my website cakeswithfaces.co.uk

  • Remember to subscribe for more All the Best Stuff is from Japan

  • And more from Tokyo aswell

  • See you next time

  • Bye bye!

Get ready to fall in love with Sumikko Gurashi!

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Fall in love with Sumikko Gurashi - So Cute! All the Best Stuff is from Japan

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    Julianne Sung posted on 2021/11/09
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