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Lovely cat from Curly Collection

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I got this cuddly cat from Curly Collection.
May be I should stop sleeping with stuffed animals…but this cat is very cuddly and soft!

Curly Collection (Japanese)

Q-pot. 10th anniversary “QQQ”

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Q-pot world appeared in Shinjuku Takashimaya 2nd floor.
Look closer, there’s historical Q-pot. treasures in the fake chocolaty-mud wall.

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The beautiful faux chocolate tiara was made for advertisement of Takashimaya Valentine’s day.

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Creamy accessories were made epic history – now, the faux sweets accessories exists all over the world, and the origin was Q-pot’s idea… from Japanese famous food samples.

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Cell phone and tea beverage made this brand more famous.

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By the way, did you notice the treasure boxes were shaped like ants nest…?

[Q-pot.]10th anniversary “QQQ” – Shinjuku Takashimaya (Japanese)
[Q-pot.]10th anniversary (Japanese)

mojibakeru MoMA exhibition

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Finally, mojibakeru was chosen as MoMA COLLECTION!

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All of the moji (means characters) transformer animals were lined up at MoMA DESIGN STORE Omotesando.

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I especially like the big lion proudly roaring in the store.

mojibakeru – BANDAI (Japanese)
mojibakeru – 8tokyo article
neko bakeru – 8tokyo article

Isetatsu hankies

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I got hankies at Isetatsu, both of these are from Japanese traditional patterns with some humor.

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I love these cute motifs – lucky cat who wearing happi coat and origami crane!

Isetatsu – Mapple sightseeing (Japanese)
Isetatsu – DK travel

neko bakeru

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Finally, cat (neko) appears on “moji bakeru”!

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Chinese character (kanji or moji) “cat” transforms into cute cat’s shape.
It is very good educational toy, and of course, stunning for grown-ups.

mojibakeru (Japanese)

Hokkase

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Some of good and popular (to eat) fishes and sea shells turns into gachapon (capsule-toy vending machine) pouches.
Designed by Keiko Otsuhata, she makes funny things on Daily Portal Z.
Originally Hokkase is “real size” but the gachapon ones became very small.

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Hokke means Atka mackerel, dried then roasted one is popular izakaya menu. Scrabbled the words “hokke” and “case”, the pouch named Hokkase.
I tried gachapon 2 times. There’s 4 kind of fishes and 2 sea shells. I got a horse mackerel and a oyster.

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I’ll bring my cat USB in fish pouch’s stomach!

Hokkase – Kitan Club (Japanese)

Mousou Kousakujo (Keiko Otsuhata’s web shop) (Japanese)

how to make hokkase – Daily Portal Z (Japanese)

mt lab. – Ribbonesia

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mt (masking tape) started new experimental project “mt lab.”, the exhibition is now holding at Souvenir from Tokyo in The National Art Center Tokyo.
MT (和紙膠帶Masking Tape) 開始了新的試驗項目 “Mt Lab”, 現在正在國立新美術館的東京紀念品商店展出。

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Ribbonesia is the first artist for this project. Beautiful modern four seasons of Japan -  made of ribbons and masking tapes – appears in the museum.
Ribbonesia是參與這個項目的第一位藝術家。在博物館裡用緞帶和和紙膠帶展出了日本四季的美麗與現代。

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Of course I got their limited mt tapes and “The World of Ribbonesia” book!!
當然我也有得到限量版的和紙膠帶 (mt tape) 和《Ribbonesia的世界》

Ribbonesia
mt lab.
Souvenir from Tokyo

Ribbonesia facebook
The World of Ribbonesia (Amazon.co.jp)
Ribbonesia – 8tokyo article

Mashiko Pottery City in Spring

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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.”

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

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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)

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