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Toy storey

I have so many tiny toys from Japan and they all need places to hang out. So tonight while I was waiting for friends to come around I arranged my favourite mini toys into display shelves (with various ‘storeys’). A lot of them are erasers – the pink ice-cream cone, sandwich and colourful characters are […]


Check out these great prezzies from my Osaka friends, the lovely Meg and Fujie! Hello Kitty candies, KitKats in Sparkling Strawberry, Milk Coffee, Apple Vinegar, Kinako, Royal Milk Tea and Sports Drink flavours AND Caramel Pumpkin biscuit sticks. ^___^ AND from my Osaka friends Peter and Fiona, this super exciting assortment of Hello Kitty x […]

If the world had cookies

The kawaii cutters I bought on eBay from Shop Sukiyaki to make teddy bear sandwich bentos came in handy the other day when I made shortbread cookies. For these type of cookie cutters, there are two parts to the process. Take the Hello Kitty variety. First, use one of the parts to make the impression […]

Let’s Pez

“If I could only have one food to eat for the rest of my life? That’s easy. Pez. Cherry flavor Pez. No question about it.” When Vern (Jerry O’Connell) said this in 1986’s Stand By Me I’d never heard of Pez. I thought he must have said ‘pears’, and I wondered why he liked pears […]

Vintage Sanrio

Did you know that Hello Kitty’s been around since 1974? This means she’s turning 35 this year! The kawaii kitty was one of Sanrio‘s first characters. She lives in London, England, with her parents and twin sister Mimmy and weighs the same as three apples. Hello Kitty haters (like the guy behind Hello Kitty Hell) […]

Kyoto Kitty

Kyoto gotochi Kitty looooooooooves matcha (green tea) soft ice-cream, which is super popular in the city of temples, shrines and traditional zen gardens.