Oni Yamitsuki

  • April 27, 2022


Let me introduce you to a snack that I have been eating a lot lately. It is “Oni Yamitsuki shichimi arare” from Hizatsuki Confection Co., Ltd., a crispy fried soy sauce flavored cubic rice cracker covered with blend of seven spice.

Oni Yamitsuki shichimi arare

As the name “Oni Yamitsuki” suggests, the spiciness of the shichimi is addictive, and once you start eating it, it is hard to stop. If you do not mind the spiciness of shichimi, please give it a try.

“Oni Yamitsuki” was registered as a Japanese trademark on November 5, 2021 (Japanese Registration No. 6467042). (Sakuramochi)

Japanese word meanings
Oni = demon
Yamitsuki = addictive
Shichimi = blend of seven spice
Arare = cubic rice cracker

Massage Gun “SIXPAD Power Gun”

  • April 22, 2022

#design #patent #trademark #utility model

Recently, I have come across a device called a massage gun (or power gun). As the name suggests, a massage gun is a type of massage device that is shaped like a gun and whose tip vibrates at high speed.
I was a little curious about it because I heard that it can help relieve stiff shoulders and back pain as well as take care of muscles. I had a chance to try it out and was very pleased with how it felt, so I bought it.

SIXPAD Power Gun

To use it, simply press the tip of the power gun lightly against the area of the body you want to relieve. The SIXPAD Power Gun from MTG Corporation, which I purchased, allows you to adjust the vibration speed of the tip in five stages, from about 1,800 rpm (revolutions per minute) to about 3,000 rpm. When I first used it, I was surprised at the speed and power of the vibration. The tip attachments, such as U-shaped and ball-shaped ones, can be changed to suit the part of the body being used, and I feel that the vibrations reach deep into the muscles very well. I use it when I have stiff shoulders or when I feel muscle fatigue after exercise. I recommend it to anyone who is similarly concerned.

MTG Co., Ltd is a company located in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. If you search for “MTG Co., Ltd” on J-PlatPat, a great number of patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks will hit. Also, 21 trademark were hit for “SIXPAD”. (Syszo)

SIXPAD Power Gun Website (Japanese)

Japanese Sweets Trademark

  • April 20, 2022


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I wanted to buy something as a souvenir for visiting my relatives who live in a nearby prefecture, so I browsed the website of a local Japanese sweets shop. Among the delicious-looking products, the name of the store’s representative Japanese sweets was marked as a registered Japanese trademark, and an image of the Japanese trademark’s registration certificate was also displayed.
It was an event that made me take a new look at their attitude toward protecting their own brand.

Dried Gourd (Kanpyo)

  • April 6, 2022


Kanpyo is delicious when eaten with sushi or simmered dishes.
When I bought Kanpyo, there was a writing indicating the Japanese design registration No. 476243 on the package. The design of the Kanpyo packaging bag was registered. Japanese design registrations have a period of duration, and this Japanese design registration was made by Komine Cellophane store on January 23, 1978.

Dried Gourd Kanpyo

In the Japanese design registration of this packaging bag, the transparent part was explained, the color printing was used as a reference for the original, and the drawing was shown in black and white.
At present, there are about 4519 design registrations in Japan for packaging bags as articles related to designs. Regarding packaging bags, not only patents and utility models but also design registrations protect the rights and I thought there were many design registrations for packaging bags. (Raspberry)