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 … Continue Reading What Girls’ Day Could Be Complete Without Emperor Anpanman?
Oh, how it feels like you kicked over a snowman when you take that first slurp of happy bunny foam… • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
All kinds of art creates buzz, but not many deliver the added bonus of tasting like a fine arabica roast while they’re doing it. Baristas the world over compete for … Continue Reading Japanese Latte Art: Cuteness By The Cup
Now that I’m about to reveal to you the secrets of making this twin tiger Japanese bento lunch, there’s no excuse for you not to pull an all-nighter to whip … Continue Reading More Japanese Lunchbox Madness
That cute little piggy lurking on the lid might make me think twice about using this nabé pot to whip up a big cauldron of pork intestine soup and switch to a … Continue Reading Soon.
“D-a-a-a-d-d-y!” “What?” “Greedo pushed me!” “Hmm, who pushed first?” This is a page from “Darth Vader & Son,” a book written originally in English by Jeffrey Brown, but it’s especially … Continue Reading If Darth Hadn’t Been An Absentee Father…
If you want your kid to be cuteness champion of the cafeteria tomorrow, sharpen up your tweezers and nail scissors and craft one of these babies! From the pages of … Continue Reading Do-It-Yourself Piggy Lunchbox
This is the most famous skatedog in Yoyogi Park. (Yeah, there’s more than one!) Most of them just sort of ride, with all four feet on the board, but this … Continue Reading Skate Beagle
Honestly, could YOU shove this adorable little pup’s nose into the grimy corner behind the toilet, or use it’s fluffy little belly to battle the dust whales that have been … Continue Reading Cleaning Product I Did Not Buy Because It Was Too Cute
I post this with some trepidation, for fear it will inspire serial knitters to shower their friends and relations with rainbow yarn sponge hoodies for Christmas, but these cosplaying kitchen … Continue Reading Costumed Sponges
Want your kid to blow away the cafeteria crowd when they open up their Pokemon lunchbox tomorrow? Fill it with this outrageous labor of love! Your child might even be … Continue Reading Make Your Own Pikachu Lunchbox!
So, okay, there’s not really any reason to make these fans look like smily animal faces, but I love that the designer did anyway! • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
Aieeee! Is the mom who made this Anpan Man lunch a graduate of the Harvard School Of Lunchmaking? No, but she knows that in the bentō box cuteness wars, you have to … Continue Reading Weapons For The Lunchbox Arms Race
There’s even a makkuro kurosuke seaweed-covered rice ball (staring up with little nori eyes off to the right), from “Totoro!” Ordinary Japanese moms were undoubtedly up before dawn with their nail scissors … Continue Reading Anime Lunchboxing
Dusting. I admit, this is something I seldom do. In fact, let’s be honest. Never. But I might, if I had an adorable duster like these! And when confronted with … Continue Reading Cleaning Products Of Overwhelming Cuteness
If Japan wanted a sure sweep of every medal in an event, they ought to promote the making of school lunches as an Olympic sport. Not only do Japanese moms slave … Continue Reading Extreme Lunchboxing
At the Steam Locomotive Cafe & Bar, in addition to having a wicked model train set in the middle of all the tables, they sell little socks that match every … Continue Reading Bullet Train Sox
I didn’t think the Husky Club could outdo last month’s Husky kimono parade, but yesterday in honor of Japanese graduation season, they all turned up at the park dressed as manga … Continue Reading Manga Schoolgirl Dogs
You can’t help but throw your head back and laugh in amazement when fifteen dogs parade by, dressed in Japanese formalwear. In honor of Hina Matsuri (the doll festival that happens … Continue Reading Dogs In Kimonos
It’s common knowledge that in Japan they make plastic food models, but who knew that in the privacy of their own homes, Japanese women were churning out little crocheted taiyaki, donuts, and … Continue Reading Crocheted Food
I’ve seen Hello Kitty’s face on everything from officially licensed Tokyo buses to obviously unlicensed machine guns, but this is the first time I’ve seen Kitty-chan rendered in…rice. This bento … Continue Reading The Edible Hello Kitty
Now any kid can whip up sushi rolls that look like Anpan Man’s face after school. Saw these in the toy section of the Labi electronics megastore in Ikebukuro today. If you’d … Continue Reading Make Your Own Sushi With Faces!