Sumikko Gurashi & Rilakkuma

My current distraction is…

Sumikko Gurashi & Rilakkuma! They are the most adorable caricatures and I have found myself obsessing over them on a daily basis. After a few searches, I found that the company behind these cute characters is San-X Co, a Japanese company based in Tokyo.  By the way, the company is not to be confused with the infamous Sanrio Co. (Hello Kitty, Kerropi, ect..) 

I highly recommend visiting the San-X website so you can gawk at all the cute wallpapers and kawaii products. FYI, the wallpapers for your phone or desktop are completely free!

Also, click on the characters picture on the main page to view info on the character.

Tips when visiting the San-X Co. site:


When you visit the site you will be able to view the English version of the site but if you try to navigate through the different tabs, it will direct you back to the Japanese version. You will then find yourself scratching your head, wishing you could read Japanese script.

When you click on the “Calendar Wall Paper tab”, you are directed to the Japanese website. 

Fortunately, there’s a solution for those who cannot read Japanese script. There’s a useful tool I discovered that will translate what’s on the San-X website to English. I found this tool here —>

It’s a free Microsoft Translator application!

Please visit the application I linked above to get step by step instructions on how to download the app.

Once the application is downloaded, you will be able to select the translator application from the Safari share menu. When you select the translator application everything on the page will be translated to English.


To cure your Sumikko Gurashi & Rilakkuma daily obsessions, I recommend you also follow the official Twitter accounts. They always post super cute pictures!! 

Click on the “SNS” tab for info on the offical social media accounts. 
There are also accounts for the other cute San-X characters. 
Snapshot of the official Rilakkuma Twitter account.
Snapshot of the official Sumikko Gurashi Twitter account.