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Collection…Or Obsession? You Decide.


Since I’ve been living in Japan, I’ve seen a record number of people who like to collect things. I mean, they REALLY like to collect things. Everything from Gundam robots to antique shoes. But I totally had to admire the single-minded duck devotion this backpack displays!

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

4 thoughts on “Collection…Or Obsession? You Decide. Leave a comment

  1. I was debating whether or not to post this as on the one hand I’d like to maintain my James Bondesque reputation for British coolness and yet on the other hand that is an utterly epic collection. Therefore I will go ahead and share that when I saw the photo I inadvertently squealed out, “Duckpack.” Go ahead, judge, but I’ll still be over for martinis and poker at 8pm.

  2. Omg I saw people like that in Disney Sea the other day and thought they were crazy! But I guess it’s kinda like dressing up to an event and these people are just paying respect to Disney? Still weird…..

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