cruising girls combing for something sparkle in Tokyo

Archive for 5月, 2012

Knotted Friendship Bracelet from Marc by Marc Jacobs

marc star

marc star2

This is a knotted cord bracelet with a star link and a logo charm from Marc by Marc Jacobs.
I love the neon yellow adjustable cord that looks cute in the early summer.

marc jacobs

Domo kun bus


Have you seen Domo kun bus in Shibuya? This was my first experience! (or notice, maybe!)
The bus is heading for NHK studio park, where Domo kun was born…
There’s also NHK characters shop. You’ll find a lot of funny goods in the shop.

NHK studio park
Studio Shop

Tea&Cake Grace


When we were all eating lunch together at home, a friend brought us a very delicious cake.

It was a cake from “Tea & Cake Grace,” in Nishiokubo.


Starting from the left, we have a “cheesecake,” a “pumpkin tart,” a “strawberry pie,” a “chocolate cake,” a “strawberry mousse,” and a “custard pie.”

They were all so delicious that I felt like I could keep eating any number of them.
This is a great cake shop, with a wonderful hand-made taste.

Apparently you can eat inside the store in Nishiokubo, so if you are ever in the area, why not go take a look?

Tea&Cake Grace (tabe log)

Gremlins Gizmo Gadget Case from Medicom Toy

gizumo porch3

gizumo porch2

gizumo porch

I got this lovey Gizmo Gadget Case from Medicom Toy.
I’m going to keep my precious gadgets like iPhone and iPods to this adorable Gizmo case.

Medicom Toy

Banh Xeo


Looks like a omelette, but no, this is bahn xeo. Good Vietnamese food.
Made of rice flour, coconut milk, bean sprouts, some pork, shrimp etc.


Break it to one-bite size, wrap it in leaf vegetables and eat with some sauce.
It was so good!


Banh Xeo Saigon (Japanese)
Banh Xeo – Wikipedia

Mashiko Pottery City in Spring




The city of Mashiko in Tochigi Prefecture is famous for its pottery, called Mashiko wares.
Twice a year, in Spring and Fall, the city holds “pottery city.”



Ceramic artists from all over Japan gather there to sell and exhibit all of their creations.


There are also food stalls, giving it a festival-like atmosphere.

It was really fun to walk around, feeling the sun on my face while looking at beautiful pottery.

Mashiko Pottery City in Spring – 益子 春の陶器市 (Japanese)

Marc Jacobs OH LOLA! BODY LOTION by Marc Jacobs

marc by oh lala!

marc by oh lola!2

This is a luxuriously soft body lotion from “Oh, Lola! ” Marc Jacobs.
Top notes of pear and effervescent raspberry cocktail, mid notes of peony, magnolia and cyclamen, and base notes of sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla.
I love this fragrance!!

marc jacobs

Tsujiri matcha roll for sweets+

matcha roll 01

matcha roll 02

Sweets+ is a casual sweets series that easily can get in Family Mart convenience stores.
I got Tsujiri matcha roll.
Tsujiri is one of a famous Japanese-tea shop in Kyoto, the matcha powder using in this cake is from there.

chilled dessrets - Family Mart (Japanese)
Tsujiri (Japanese)


yo-ko (Editor in chief)
☆i(Contributing Writer)
takako(Contributing Writer)
hayase(Contributing Writer)
yamada(Contributing Writer)

View 8tokyo.com in a larger map