The warmest Merry Christmas and holiday wishes from all of us at J-List!
Christmas in Japan is very different from in the U.S.. First of all, it’s a normal day like any other — kids go to school, people to go work, and if there’re Christian, they attend mass in the evening. Far more important in Japan is Christmas Eve. This is the the day that the family gets together to have a special dinner, and eat their Christmas cake, which they must reserve in advance. It’s easily Kentucky Fried Chicken’s busiest night, but we discovered last night that sushi shops are also do very good business, when we tried to order sushi without reservations — so we ended up with supermarket sushi instead. Bandai and Toys R Us (which recently opened it’s 100th store in Japan) are slowly building American-style commercialism when it comes to kids wanting toys for Christmas, and by now
Christmas Eve also has a special meaning to couples as an important “date night, second only to Valentine’s Day. Fine restaurants and love hotels are jammed with couples enjoying private time together, and Christmas Eve is the most popular night for a girl to throw away her virginity” (to borrow a Japanese term). It’s also a good night for married couples to put the kids to bed early and enjoy some time together, maybe a bottle of Champaign.
For this evening’s holiday, we’ve got a bunch of very special products, including:
- First, several new magazines, including not one but *two* issues of the excellent Mecha-E, a great hardcore magazine with lots of excellent “bukkake” themes
- We’ve got some extremely rare back-issues of Japan’s best adult magazines, including Gokuh, Boyes and Beppin, featuring some really cool AV models who are long-retired — see these items on magazine page 2
- Speaking of rare, we managed to score some extremely limited stock of NoWon vol. 13, a fantastic issue of this most excellent glossy “special photograph magazine, featuring a host of extremely rare AV and nude idols — including Ikegami Misa and Tohno Natsuko!! (see the photobooks page 1)
- We’ve got several excellent new hardcover photobooks, including swimsuit idol Otsuka Ryoko’s Fragile”and the sexy idol pair “Puni Puni, and more,
- For our leg fetish fans, fresh stock of “Day and Night of Rich Girl OL” and “Costume & Lingerie, on the leg photobooks page
- Two new in-stock adult videos for breast fans — The Paradise of Huge Boobs” (amateur) and the latest sexy performance of the F-Cup Kawai Azusa
- We’ve got another big volley of new and back-in-stock manga, including some very popular items
- The latest issue of Zettai Reido, the “Slave & Master comic for girls” (according to the cover) on the yaoi page
- Finally, just when you’re sure you won’t see any new Japanese calendars from J-list, we’ve got not one, but three excellent AV CD desktop calendars, featuring some J-List’s most popular AV idols (including Anna!) — see these on the Adult calendars pages
- If you dig Zeta Gundam or NHK’s oddly shaped “Domo-kun, check out the Anime Toys page for some newly added items
- On our snack pages, we’ve got more dried, shreded ika (shrimp) — mm, it’s so good
- More stock of our sold-out Looking for Beautiful Women” florescent sticker
- We’ve got fresh stock of many items on our Wacky Things from Japan pages, including the surprisingly popular extra-long Japanese cooking chopsticks, fashionable black Buddhist beads that you can wear as jewelry to show your spiritual side to others, Hello Kitty wooden chopsticks, vocabulary study cards, and Japanese-style ear cleaners with tiny lights inside (so you can learn the joy of eat-cleaning fetishism, Japanese style)
- Newly added to our Wacky Things pages are several new items, including two new handy varieties of Japanese “kairo” heating pads, which really do keep you warm for hours, indoors or out — I depend on these handy thing to get through the Japanese winters and recommend them to anyone who doesn’t like cold
- Finally, a totally new item for J-List: dictionaries. We’ve got two handy dictionaries (J-E and E-J) on the Wacky Things page, which are quite useful for finding Japanese meanings. Our dictionaries are cheap, too, at only $5 each!
We’ll be taking our stock of calendars down soon and posting them on some auction sites, but we’ll hold off a little longer to let J-List customers have first grabs at them. As another Christmas present to you, we’ve hacked down prices on our stock of calendars yet again, $2-8 per calendar. Please check out these excellent items!