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Move Over, Monkeys! See-no Evil, Hear-no-Evil, Speak-no-Evil Cats Are Here

Sticking to the straight and narrow has never been cuter, thanks to these adorable kittycat gacha-gacha toys, and the vending machine that dispenses them on the Yanaka Ginza shopping street.

And each comes with an object of mid-century tech to remind us that seeing, hearing, and speaking evil has never been harder to avoid
See no fake news…
…or let your eyeballs get sucked into the black hole of YouTube cat videos
Hear no dubious pitches from crypto hucksters…
…or scamsters claiming you should send them your life savings because, “Hey, it’s me!”

But most of all…

Speak no spoilers to those who have not yet watched
I’m sure you can tell I’m relieved that there’s no don’t-spend-all-your-laundry-coins-on-gachapon-vending-machines cat in this series….

This series may be sold out by the time you’re next in Tokyo, but there will be plenty more to take its place! If you’d like to discover the latest, greatest, gachagacha, a guide to the best gachapon hunting spots in Tokyo (with maps!) is on my travel blog, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. Happy hunting!

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The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon!

“Without question, the best book I have read all year.” —Susan Spann, author of the Hiro Hattori mysteries

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly newsletter Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had


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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!

9 thoughts on “Move Over, Monkeys! See-no Evil, Hear-no-Evil, Speak-no-Evil Cats Are Here Leave a comment

  1. Will you ever do a home tour…?? I imagine a room full of display shelves with all your gacha-gacha toys and a picture of you holding a cute feather dust brush.

    • The only place I’ve seen them is outside a little shop on the Yanaka Ginza shopping street (near Sendagi Station) which is also quite a fun place to walk around. Happy hunting!^^;;

      • Thanks Jonelle 🙂 xx I will check it out. We have been having a great time here yes it’s a paradise of weirdness (in the best kind of way) hehe

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