Starbucks Sakura 2017: Japan (Preview)

It was announced today that the Starbucks Sakura Series 2017 will start on February 15th (Wednesday) in Japan. Second part (another set of merchandise) will be on March 1st. The first part, called “Harmony” features not only sakura/cherry blossoms but other flowers as well; thus, the name.


First Part: “Harmony” Sales Period: February 15 2017 – until supplies last
1.Full Bloom Stainless Create-your-tumbler(¥2,900) 2.Double Wall Sunny Bottle Pink 473ml(¥2,500) 3.Full Bloom Stainless Tumbler 355ml(¥3,600) 4.Full Bloom Stainless Bottle 480ml(¥4,400) 5.Full Bloom Stainless Bottle 355ml(¥3,600) 6.Full Bloom Double Wall Glass 355ml (¥2,400) 7.Full Bloom Stainless Sunny Bottle 500ml(¥2,900) 8.Frost Tumbler 473ml(¥1,900) 9.Full Bloom Tumbler 355ml(¥1,700) 10.Double Wall Sunny Bottle Green 473ml (¥2,500) 11.Stainless Combination Bottle 350ml(¥4,000) 12.Combination Mug 355ml(¥1,700) 13.Gradiation Mug 237ml(¥1,700) 14.Full Bloom Glass 296ml(¥2,400) 15.Heat-resistant Combination Mug Glass 355ml (¥1,500) 16.Stainless Mug Pink 355ml(¥3,200) 17.Stainless Mug White 355ml(¥3,200) 18.Starbucks Card (Online Store) 19.Starbucks Sakura Harmony Card & Starbucks Sakura Harmony Mini Card 20.Full Bloom Beverage Card & Combination Beverage Card (¥620 each)




The second set, “Purity,” has paler tones of pink. I personally prefer this one over the first.


First Part: “Harmony” Sales Period: March 1 2017 – until supplies last
1.Petal Slim Handy Stainless Bottle 400ml(¥4,200) 2.Petal Handy Stainless Bottle 500ml(¥4,500) 3.Pink Gradiation Stainless Mug 355ml(¥3,200) 4.Layered Petal Stainless Create-your-tumbler 473ml(¥2,900) 5.Petal Tumbler 473ml(¥1,900) 6.Layered Petal Tumbler 355ml(¥1,700) 7.Embossed Stainless Cylinder Tumbler 355ml(¥3,600) 8.Stainless Petal Bottle 330ml(¥3,400) 9.White Sunny Bottle 500ml(¥2,500) 10.Stainless Sunny Bottle 500ml(¥2,900) 11.Double Wall Glass 296ml(¥2,300) 12.Stainless White Gradiation Mug 355ml(¥3,200) 13.Bright Handy Stainless Bottle 350ml(¥4,100) 14.Gray Mug 355ml(¥1,900) 15.Gold Mug 355ml(¥2,500) 16.Bright Mug 355ml (¥1,700) 17.Starbucks Sakura Purity Card & Starbucks Sakura Purity Mini Card



This year’s spring-limited beverages are Sakura Blossom Cream Frappucino® with Crispy Swirls and Sakura Blossom Cream Latte

Sakura Blossom Cream Frappucino®: Tall ¥570 Grande ¥610 Venti® ¥650
Sakura Blossom Cream Latte: Short ¥430 Tall ¥470 Grande ¥510 Venti® ¥550
Prices exclude taxes
Sales period: February 15, 2017–March 14, 2017



The new Starbucks latte flavor has also been announced: The Starbucks Sakura Raspberry Milk latte (200g cup). Suggested retail price (excluding tax price): ¥219 Available starting February 14, 2017 in convenience stores nationwide


Please stay tuned for more updates, or head over to my Instagram page for faster updates. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this year’s collection in the comments section below.

Starbucks Sakura 2016 Collection: Korea


The prettiest collection this year is probably Korea’s again. It was released last March 22nd and was a huge hit both to local and foreign collectors alike, with some already in queue as early as 4AM.

Cherry Blossom Petal Demi Mug 89ml | Cherry Blossom Demi Mug 89ml | Cherry Blossom Demi Mug 355ml | Cherry Blossom Stacking Glass Set

Cherry Blossom SLL Tumbler 237ml | Cherry Blossom SLL Tumbler 355ml | SS Cherry Blossom Siren Tumbler 355ml | SS Cherry Blossom Alma Tumbler 473ml | Cherry Blossom Water Ball Tumbler 355ml | Cherry Blossom Clay Water Bottle 591ml | SS Cherry Blossom Troy Tumbler 473ml

Cherry Blossom Siren Logo Cold Cup 473ml | Cherry Blossom Pink Glitter Cold Cup 650ml | Cherry Blossom Pink Sunny Bottle 500ml | Cherry Blossom Lena Cold Cup 473ml | Cherry Blossom Tumbler Case Set 473ml | Cherry Blossom 350ml Thermos | Cherry Blossom 500ml Thermos | Cherry Blossom 750ml Thermos

Cherry Blossom Eco Bag | Cherry Blossom Umbrella | Cherry Blossom Coaster Set | Cherry Blossom Flower Muddler | Cherry Blossom Snowball Muddler | Cherry Blossom Flower Coaster

The two items below are part of the global sakura merchandise.

Cherry Blossom Navy Sunny Bottle | SS White Cherry Blossom Cold Cup Tumbler | 2016 Korea Cherry Blossom Starbucks Card | 2016 Korea Cherry Blossom e-Card

Here is my haul. It’s still in Korea, waiting to be shipped. Can’t wait to receive it!

A photo posted by Kei Yoshikawa ?? (@keittycat) on

Starbucks Sakura 2016: Japan (Preview)

UPDATE: You can view a gallery of all the items here.


It was announced today that the Sakura Series 2016 will start on February 15th (Monday) in Japan. Second part (another set of merchandise) will be on March 1st.


First Part: “Sakura Serene” Sales Period: February 15 2016 – mid-April (or until supplies last)
L-R: Sakura Handy Stainless Tumbler 480mL (¥4,400), Sakura Handy Stainless Tumbler 480mL (¥4,000), Sakura Stainless SUnny Bottle Calm 600mL (¥2,900), Sakura Calm Tumbler 470ml (¥2,000), Sakura Stainless D Wood Handle Mug (¥3,800), Starbucks Card Sakura Pale, Mini Starbucks Card Sakura Pale


Sakura Handy Stainless Tumbler 480mL (¥4,400), Sakura Handy Stainless Tumbler 480mL (¥4,000), Sakura Stainless SUnny Bottle Calm 600mL (¥2,900)

**Sakura Sunny Bottle (500ml), **Sakura Frost Glass (365ml), Sakura Logo Mug(200ml) **these items are Online Store exclusive. Only members can buy with a limit of 1 piece per design per customer

Starbucks Card Sakura Pale, Mini Starbucks Card Sakura Pale, Starbucks Beverage Card Pale


Second Part: “Sakura Cheery” Sales Period: March 1, 2016 – mid-April (or until supplies last)
L-R: Sakura Handy Stainless Tumbler 500mL (¥4,400),Sakura Handy Stainless Tumbler 350mL (¥4,000),Sakura Cheery Tumbler 350ml (¥1,800),『Sakura Stainless SUnny Bottle Cheery 500mL (¥2,900), Sakura Petal Mug 330mL (¥2,70), Mini Starbucks Card Sakura Cheery, Starbucks Sakura Card Cheery


**Silicon Sleeve Mug (300ml), Starbucks Sakura Card Cheery, Mini Starbucks Card Sakura Cheery **this item is Online Store exclusive. Only members can buy with a limit of 1 piece per customer

Sakura Cheery Tumbler (240ml), Sakura Cheery Tumbler (350ml), Sakura Stainless Cylinder Tumbler Cheery (470ml), Starbucks Stainless Sunny Bottle Cheery (500ml)

This year’s spring-limited beverages are Sakura Blossom & Strawberry latte and Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Frappuccino®. The drinks are described to be the combination of the gorgeous flavor of faintly cherry blossom-scented milk and strawberry, in a beautiful pink gradient that is reminiscent of the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Both are non-coffee drinks.

“Sakura Blossom & Strawberry latte” (hot only) (left)
Short ¥430, Tall ¥470, Grande ¥510, Venti® ¥550

“Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Frappuccino®” (right)
Tall ¥550, Grande ¥590, Venti® ¥630

Prices exclude taxes
Sales period: February 15, 2016 (Monday) – March 15, 2016 (Tuesday)


A new Starbucks Discoveries® flavor was also announced: The Starbucks Discoveries® Sakura latte with crushed Strawberries (180g cup).

The latte will have a faint sakura flavor, and strawberry pulps — much like the Sakura Blossom & Strawberry latte, I suppose.

Suggested retail price (excluding tax price): ¥230

Available starting February 16, 2016 (Tuesday) in convenience stores nationwide



I personally prefer the first collection over the second one. The second one looks cheap, almost like it’s specifically catered for the China market (China collections are known for the blues and yellows). It’s not my cup of tea, to be honest. The first one, however, looks so classy.

Please stay tuned for more updates. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this year’s collection in the comments section below.

Photos: Starbucks Japan

Starbucks Sakura 2016: Asia

[Edit] Changed the title to ‘Asia’. I was right, it’s not just Taiwan but the whole Asian region that’s getting this collection. The Philippines’ release date is February 23rd. Although we got very limited designs, we were the first to release the collection. Hong Kong and Singapore release is February 24th. Other countries’ release dates TBA [/Edit]

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Photos: Starbucks Taiwan, Starbucks Singapore

Hear ye hear ye! Here’s a preview of the 2016 Sakura Collection from Taiwan to be released on February 24th and March 3rd (see below) this year. There’s a good chance the rest of us in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong etc. will get these ones, too!

Loving these first few ones here. These speak nothing but classy. Apparently, they’re going for a day/night theme. The midnight blue ceramic tumbler reminds me of the 2005 Japan mug.

L-R: SAKURA NIGHT TO GO (12oz) | DELICATE SAKURA TO GO (12oz) | DAY and NIGHT TIME DEMI 2PC SET (3oz)


L-R: MAKE A RIPLE SET W COASTER | FROLIC SAKURA (10oz) | CERAMIC SS AIRY FLORAL | SS12 FLIP&SIP AIRY PETAL | SAKURA SS THERMOS WATERBOTTLE (400mL)


L-R: SAKURA SLIM COLD WATERBOTTLE | 2016 SAKURA SUNNY BOTTLE


L-R: MUG (12oz) | SPRING CERAMIC DOUBLE WALL MUG | 2016 CHERRY BLOSSOM GLASS | 2016 CHERRY BLOSSOM GLASS | SWELL STAINLESS STEEL THERMOS BOTTLE PINK

These accessories are (most likely) Taiwan-exclusive. I’m seeing a pattern here. Last year’s Taiwan coasters looked like Korea’s coasters in 2014. This year’s Taiwan coaster looks like Korea’s coasters last year. LOL

L-R: CHERRY BLOSSOM COFFEE POT | CHERRY BLOSSOM LID | CHERRY BLOSSOM COASTER

The following ones (except the rounded cup) are set to be released on March 3rd in Taiwan:

HANDMADE ROUNDED CUP | JAPANESE EMBOSSED SAKURA CUP PINK/WHITE | SAKURA DOUBLE GLASS

Starbucks Valentine’s Day Collection 2016: Japan

Starbucks Japan Valentines/Winter Promotion (Release on Wednesday, January 13, 2016)


ウィンター ステンレスボトルピンク/ホワイト Winter Stainless Bottle Pink/White (350mL) | ウィンター ストライプマグピンク Winter Stripe Mug Pink (260mL) | ウィンター ホワイトハートマグ Winter White Mug (390mL)


ウィンター スタッキングマグセット Winter Stacking Mug Set | **ウィンター ペンシルストライプマグ Winter Pencil Stripe Mug (380mL) | **ウィンター LOVEアイコンマグ Winter LOVE Icon Mug (410mL) **these items are Online Store exclusive


ウィンター ステンレスロゴカップタンブラー アイコンズ Winter Stainless Logo Cup Tumbler Icons (350ml) | ウィンター モザイクハートタンブラー Winter Mosaic Heart Tumbler (350ml) | ウィンター ステンレスシリンダータンブラー アイコンズ Winter Stainless Cylinder Tumbler (Troy) 470ml | ウィンター ロゴキャップマグ アイコンズ Winter Logo Cup Mug Icons (350ml)


ウィンター クレイブボトル Winter Crave Bottle 500ml | ウィンター スリムボトル Winter Slim Bottle 350ml | ウィンター LOVEメッセージ 耐熱ガラスマグ Winter LOVE Message Heat-Resistant Mug

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in “Pink Gold”

Sources say that Samsung is releasing the Galaxy Note 5 in two new shades: “Pink Gold” and Silver Titanium. Of course the biased media is trying to make it look like Samsung is copying the popular rose gold iPhone 6s, but I beg to differ. Just so you know: Samsung Galaxy Note, Note 2, 3, and 4 ALL have pink versions — some of which were “announced” later than the other colors. And, considering that the Galaxy Note 5 range IS metallic, I don’t see why a “rose gold” hue is deemed unoriginal (they had it on their Galaxy S4s, FYI). I just hate how media is making a huge deal out of this and now Apple fans are quick into dubbing Samsung a copycat. Aren’t they all?

The “pink gold” Note 5 will only be available in a 64GB version (Titanium Silver will be available in both 32GB and 64GB) and is only available in South Korea as of this moment. Samsung said that it is looking into making these colors available in other Asian markets soon.

Starbucks Korea 2015 Summer Merchandise Part 2

We’re seeing lots of blues (and greens) in Starbucks Korea’s 2nd Summer collection released today (06.09.15). Some of the merchandise were also released elsewhere, but most are exclusive to the Korean market, like their annual Moby Dick collection. Check them out below.



Textile Double Mug/ Asymmetry Mug/ SS Gradient Blue Cold Cup/ Faceted Gradient Cold Cup/ SS Troy Hobnail Tumbler/ SS Troy Hammered Blue Tumbler

Products below are all Korea exclusives.



2015 Summer Crosby Tumbler(473mL)/ 2015 Summer Mug (355mL)


2015 Gradient Blue Cold Cup/ Summer Sunny Silver Water Bottle/ Seaside Vacation Sunny Bottle/ Siren Thermos Bottle/ Siren Frosted Glass


SS 2015 Summer Blue Concord Tumbler/ SS Commuter Sky Blue Tumbler/ SS Double Wall Siren Water Bottle / Victorville Water Bottle/ Siren Blue Thermos Bottle


Moby Dick: Siren Whale Mug and Demitasse/ SS Summer Elma Whale Tumbler/ Splashing Whale Cold Cup/ 2015 Summer Whale Charm Tumbler/ SS 2015 Summer Troy Whale Tumbler

There was only one pink item in the bunch, so I can’t say I’m too keen on this collection. What do you think?