ISSIN HONPO, a Japanese company dedicated to creating eclectic health and beauty products, is teaming up with the Japan Shogi Association to create a confection that will stimulate both the brain and the sweet tooth: Shogi de Chocolate, a set of shogi pieces made out of chocolate. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sanrio and Bit are teaming up to produce a limited edition run of winter-themed chocolates designed to serve as souvenirs for foreign tourists visiting Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The International festival of chocolate that was started in France in Salon Du Chocolat is currently going on in Shinjuku, Tokyo and a new high-end chocolate collaboration with NARUTO was brought to Japanese audiences for the first time since its debut in 2013. More after the jump!
What to do if your love lives behind the monitor on Valentine's Day? Make a chocolate anyway and upload it on the net! That's what many skilled female Japanese otaku are doing. Click for their chocolate creation for the special day!
Itasha, itaita—how about some itachoko? Otaku designing deco-chocolate is not a new phenomenon, but we happened across a few fine examples in the run up to Valentine's Day. Hit the jump for some pointers we gleaned from Japanese otaku chocolate artists, plus a creation video! [Updated]
Couples and families can hang out in a chocolate hot spring together in time for Valentine's Day in Hakone, Japan. Hit the break for a video of happy chocolate bathers!