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How Did I Survive Before There Were Standing Cat Toys?


The question isn’t really “Do I really need more gachapon capsule toys?” but “How did I ever communicate without them?”


“Would it have killed you?”
“29. Why do you ask?”
“Are you going to eat that all by yourself?”
“Don’t even think of it.”

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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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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    • I found these at the gachapon machines at Nakano Broadway, but they may be sold out by now ( ; _ ; ) You might be able to find them on eBay or at one of those little hole-in-the-wall shops in Akihabara where they sell onesie-twosie gachagacha toys from limited editions that are gone from the machines. Good luck, and I hope you find them (or something equally great!)

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