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Japanese Mini Erasers Say "I Rub You Too!"

Collectible Eraser Dessert SetCollectible Eraser Dessert Set

 


Blue Hamster EraserBlue Hamster Eraser Collectible mini erasers have long been popular in Japan, and now the fad is spreading to schools on these shores as well. Wait a minute, "collectible erasers"? I'm kidding, right? Your average school kid today is probably more interested in losing his or her school supplies than saving them. The thing is, Japanese collectible mini erasers aren't your average erasers, even though they can rub out pencil marks with the best of them. True collectors don't use them for something so mundane, however, and with one look at some of the better examples you'll understand why.

 



Dim Sum Set of ErasersDim Sum Set of Erasers

 


Chopsticks erasersChopsticks erasers Check out the Dim Sum Chinese Food Eraser Set above, from Hapaculture ... the finely detailing extends to individual grains of fried rice and four sets of chopsticks! The sushi, snack food and cake erasers have to be seen to be believed. They look so good you'll be tempted to take a bite, but as Hapaculture advises, "they may look tasty but they are not tasty." Don't say we didn't warn you. (Buy here)

 



Snacks Collectible Eraser SetSnacks Collectible Eraser Set

 


Toilet Paper Roll EraserToilet Paper Roll Eraser Rival eraser maker Itasho states they make over 300 different erasers while the cute duck at their website urges us to "collect them all!". The erasers are non-stick, are PVC and latex free, and have passed the rigorous JISS Eraser Test with a stellar 87.7 percent rating so you know they can pull their weight with all those boring, serious erasers out there.

 

Pink Duck EraserPink Duck Eraser I have to say, though, that watching your tweasured widdle blue (or pink, or yellow) duck eraser gradually wear down into nubbins has got to be a soul-wrenching experience. Do yourself a favor and use a traditional pink brick to do the erasing while your ducky watches safely from the top of your monitor.

 

A notable feature of many of the erasers is that they are individually molded and the various colored parts are assembled to make the eraser. They can also be disassembled and put back together - who knew an eraser could be this much fun? The ultimate has to be a tiny, perfect dessert set that comes in its own miniature plastic display box. Yummy!

 

Dessert Box Set of ErasersDessert Box Set of Erasers

 



Erasers from Itasho's mini eraser collection start at just 99 cents each and can be ordered online direct from Itasho or through aica in New York. Japanese mini erasers, food erasers, animal erasers and car erasers from Hapaculture are similarly priced and can be ordered online from Hapaculture.

You can also find a large collection at this link at Amazon.

 


Steve Levenstein
Japanese Innovations Writer
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Jul 1, 2007
by Gloria Campos
Gloria Campos's picture

The kind of thing

I wouldn't mind my kids collecting.

Jul 28, 2007
by Gladys (not verified)

Cool Erasers!!!

I love these cute little erasers!!Smile

I am going to start collecting them!!Wink

TY

Gladys

Oct 10, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Mini Eraser Fun

Hi

Those mni erasers are so cute that I love them.Kiss

 

Oct 14, 2007
by Steve Levenstein
Steve Levenstein's picture

You're

You're not alone, that's why so many people collect them. They can be handled too, unlike more fragile collectibles.

Nov 17, 2007
by casey changerain (not verified)

those cool erasers

theseare so cool eras4rs for a child !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 30, 2008
by Cherie (not verified)

More here too!

We also sell novelty erasers the same as above plus many more! Make sure you drop in and check them out :) www.vintageartyfarty.com.au

Apr 21, 2008
by Anonymous

iwako is da bomb

i've been collecting erasers for a year or so and i've got 500. it's hard to expand my collection because the only eraser store(not that great of a choice) is smiggel and i barrly get to go to japan and to a iwako store!!!!!!

from a fellow collecter

May 18, 2008
by Anonymous

mini food earasers

where do you by them?
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May 19, 2008
by Anonymous

erasers

I love erasers and I love this Web. its the best I love colecting erasers I have over 100

May 19, 2008
by Anonymous

P.s

P.S. From a collecter

Jun 18, 2008
by Anonymous

awsomeerasers

these r soooo cool my friend has them i now want to collect them too!!!

Jun 29, 2008
by Anonymous

cute erasers

these are like the cutest in the whole world I did a little research and this is the coolest thing I've found so far!!!!

Jul 9, 2008
by Anonymous

japanese eraser

i loveee these erasers! THEY'RE SOO CUTE!! i just started collecting them....(my friends got me into it) and I just can't get enough of them!! I know a store in my area that sells them and I go there all the time!! I'm looking for a website that has free shipping for these erasers so I can get more! i even built a little house for them!

Jul 10, 2008
by Anonymous

hello

hey there! we LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE erasers!! u rock!!! but shipping and handling STINKS!!

from
bob and mcfee

Jul 10, 2008
by Anonymous

by the way

the comment that is titled japanese eraser is from mcfee!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 10, 2008
by Anonymous

nothing

hello, we enjoy popcorn!!

Jul 10, 2008
by Anonymous

YAYA!!

sushi, sushi, sushi!!!! we like.

Jul 10, 2008
by Anonymous

sweet pizzza

pizza...sweet sweet PIZZA! hahahhahahahahaha i love pizza!! pizza is sweet, and a good fruit!! mwa haha

Jul 10, 2008
by Anonymous

........

i dont know ok?? STOP BUGGING ME!!

Jul 10, 2008
by Anonymous

bus stopping

STOP THE BUS!!!

Aug 8, 2008
by Anonymous

wow!

I love these erasers. There are so many! I have been colecting for a month and i have a thousand! And today i got more. From this place!

Aug 18, 2008
by Anonymous

Erasers ......DUH

I ALREADY HAVE 10631!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 8, 2008
by Anonymous

What no new erasers?

I love erasers and this is a website i order from. This is the rating of this website. (1 best 10 worst) It is...... 10

Sep 30, 2008
by Anonymous

omg i love

omg i love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 12, 2008
by Anonymous

erasers

i love them they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 15, 2008
by Anonymous

they suck

they suck

Nov 17, 2008
by Anonymous

awesome erasers

I have always had a love for japanese erasers. I have been collecting for over 3 years now and the reason why I have over 300 is because at my school they sell them. I am in the 6th grade and I only have to say 6 words.............. I am a japanese eraser addict!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 17, 2008
by Anonymous

reply

I dont know what is going on in your head, because these are the best erasers in the world! And I mean if they suck, Why are you on this website?

Nov 18, 2008
by Anonymous

Reply

they are the best but I think they should lower the prices. People in my class stop getting them because the are to much money.

Nov 19, 2008
by Anonymous

eraser

OMG I love the eraser!!!! I have 18 I hav the toothbrush,Fastfood,And th sandwichs!!!! I am getting more I cant wait!!!! If u wanna kno how to get them u go to www.hapacutle.com I that is it??? well anyway I LOVE THE ERASER!!!!!