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What Girls’ Day Could Be Complete Without Emperor Anpanman?

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Put the power of Anpanman and Melonpanna to work for you with this set of Girls’ Day dolls from the animated parallel universe where bread is king! Or emperor and empress, as the case may be.

Regular Honorable Dolls set out on Girls’ Day have the power to get rid of evil spirits and spitefully delay the marriage of daughters if left out on display too long, so one can only imagine the awesome power of the divine Anpanman and Melonpanna to banish the spirit of burnt toast forever and/or prevent daughters from ever making an inadvisable compact with Krispy Kreme…

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All over Japan today, little girls are admiring each other’s doll displays and eating pink & white & green rice cakes and sipping cloudy sweet saké with their friends and female relatives! By tomorrow the dolls better all be packed away by anxious parents, though, lest those girls grow up to be Carnivore Women forever chasing after Veggie Boys!

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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!

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