Cute Things from Japan – Konapun

Wow! Just when you think you have found the cutest things you can in Japan, there is more!

Remember my minor obsession with Re-ment? Well now I have discovered Konapun!!!! How do they come up with this stuff? It is amazing

What is Konapun?

Ok, so Konapun allows you to cook with your miniature items. Yes cook! It’s a powder that you mix with water and then allows you to create all kinds of lovely foods!

Sadly, it is not edible. Although that is ok, because it would probably make my “head esplode” if it did! It is made of something called sodium alginate.

Also it is not actually cooking either, which is probably another good thing – “Help! Help! My mini stove is on fire and I broke the knob!!” Although I guess if it was, dumping it in a glass of water is pretty basic.

So, apparently it comes in various colours and depending on the amount of water you add, you can vary the texture.

And it can rot. I wonder what moldy konapun looks like – a whole new avenue of realistic food creation!=)

AND get this: they can make it look like it is cooking. They have a mixture made of the same stuff apparently, but then it bubbles and the food rises to the top as if it has been cooked! Genius!

And hey if you like the idea of Okonmiyaki but aren’t sure you are ready to eat it – you can still make it!

Oh dear! Tiny ice cream scoop!Tiny ice cream scoop! *squeal*

There are more videos to check out, and I’m not even going to mention the soft ice cream machine.

18 Responses to “Cute Things from Japan – Konapun”

  1. ElleMarie6  on February 22nd, 2011

    Actually, there are one or two of these sets that you can eat. One is pizza and dumplings and the other is sushi. Don’t know If I would eat it personally, but it is pretty cool to see!

  2. Sasksak  on February 27th, 2011

    Hey ElleMarie6, thanks for the info! do you have any links or sites that I could see these sets? Maybe people eating them too?! I would love to see it!

  3. Amaya411  on March 17th, 2011

    edible sushi gummy => http://www.crunchyroll.com/pulse/sushi-candy-93678?src=newsletter_20110221

    edible gummy takoyaki => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7oLwFdr7Cg&feature=related

    :) just view all the DIY cooking videos on her channel haha.

  4. Sasksak  on March 18th, 2011

    Amaya411, thank you so much! This works out so great. Being in Japan right now, I can actually go and try to find this stuff!
    I have to know what it tastes like.=)

  5. deepsanya  on April 13th, 2011

    i want konapun kitchen

  6. Hamda ali  on July 18th, 2011

    wooooow
    japan is awsomen….!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. sasksak  on July 23rd, 2011

    I agree Hamda ali!!!!!=)

  8. Fia tagle19  on January 1st, 2012

    Is the konapun still available in japan?

  9. sinoogni  on January 3rd, 2012

    I´m searching for konapun fan meetings and gatherings. Is there a konapun fan community in Japan?
    Thx

  10. sasksak  on January 4th, 2012

    Yes, I believe konapun is still available in Japan, although I did have trouble finding it. I’m guessing toy stores are your best bet, or perhaps AEON or Daiei stores. However, if anyone out there can give better suggestions that would be really great!

  11. sasksak  on January 4th, 2012

    sinoogni, I am sorry I can’t help you with your question. Maybe someone else reading the site will be able to answer it though.

  12. Diana  on February 4th, 2012

    Where can I buy them in Ontario?

  13. sasksak  on February 5th, 2012

    Hi Diana,
    I’m thinking your best chance of finding some konapun would be to buy online. If you do find a seller in Ontario though, please let us know!

  14. Ral kawaii  on November 30th, 2012

    Do you know a place where I can buy konapun ??

  15. Graciela  on January 12th, 2013

    Hola.. Donde puedo comprar los set.. soy de mexico..

  16. Sunshine galang  on April 12th, 2015

    Hi, would you know where i can buy these toy in osaka? My friend told me he cant find it in osaka. He bought hers at Hankuhinkan toy park. But im not going to tokyo. Pls help.

  17. sasksak  on April 14th, 2015

    Hi Sunshine, you could try toy stores or perhaps AEON or Daiei stores. I had trouble finding anything in Osaka myself.

  18. Emmy  on May 13th, 2015

    How can I buy bandai konapun in Indonesia and the price in rupiah? Can you give me the information? Thank you


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