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Shiba Inu Rice Balls

I don’t usually crave a quarter pounder of rice and seaweed in the middle of my day, but if I knew one of these was in my brown bag, I’d be counting the minutes ’til lunch.

It goes without saying that I squeeed all over this the minute I saw it, then I bought the whole rack. (Which was, actually, just this one, because a rabid pack of shiba shoppers had obviously coursed through Tokyu Hands before me.)
Unlike the DIY plastic beer and the diabolically difficult bunny pop, these instructions look plug ‘n play enough that even I should be able to turn a wad of white rice and a sheet of seaweed into an adorbs shibface
The only problem might be that they’re too cute to eat

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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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