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Dragonball Commemorative Stamps

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When I went to the post office today, I found some Dragonball commemorative stamps, so I bought them.
The Japanese post office release a lot of commemorative stamps every month, but lately it seems like they’ve started releasing a lot of manga stamps.
I can’t really use commemorative stamps because it seems like such a waste.

Japan post office
Stamps shop


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“I am I” cat collaborate with cross-stitch artist Makoto Oozu.
You can choose special Knit-shock ready-made watch from black or grey cats, or DIY kit!
I got a kit for trying to make my original black cat, which has green eyes and purple whiskers.

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Though I’m bad at stitches, the neko (cat) was not very hard work!

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I attached extra rubber bands to the watch, so it can be 2 way using.
Ordinary it is for wrist band, and it can be a charm for tote bags.

I am I
the mint house
I am I blog (Japanese)
I am I – zozotown
K-SHOCK stitched by Makoto Oozu – 8tokyo article

rechargeable muffler from Muji

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This is a unique product for winter, the muffler is rechargeable.

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washable little muffler has some pockets, rechargeable buttery and light weight heating element in there.

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I’ll enjoy leaving cold days with this!


Ohnuma Michiyuki pottery Exhibition

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I visited the Ohnuma Michiyuki pottery Exhibition, now open at shima-shima-ya Tokyo in Shimokitazawa. Mr.Ohnuma is a ceramic artist from Iwate Prefecture.

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Cute dot-patterned or deep green bowls are characteristic of his works. This time a very beautiful jet-black bowl that glimmered with gold here and there in the light was displayed as well.

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Each of them were splendid blows and looked user-friendly.

Shimashimaya-Tokyo (Japanese)
Ohnuma Michiyuki (Japanese)

mt expo 2

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There was long mt tapes and a big tough machine.
The man working for mt cut these tapes for us.

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Joy of mt still continued after we bought some. there were many kind of free tapes to decorate shopping bags!

mt tape

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Maybe you know mt tape is the famous brand of Japanese cute masking washi tapes.
mt expo was held in Shibuya.
The building, track, bicycle, MINI cooper and the ground… all over the place were decorated with mt tapes!

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It was just like a place of girls’ dream, and of course we could buy tapes.
All of these were awesome so we couldn’t decide soon. We were there almost 3 hours!

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mt tape

Halloween mamegui

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“mamegui” is a coined word from “tenugui” (like traditional cotton towel) and “mame” (bean, sometimes it means tiny in Japanese). These are small hanky sized tenugui.

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I got cute ghost & black cat ones… when you ties hems of it, black cat’s ears appears! :)

mamegui (Japanese)

Maiden’s Kanazawa Exhibit

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At the 21st Century Contemporary Art Museum shop in Kanazawa, products have gone on sale from the “Maiden’s Kanazawa Exhibit,” a collection of Kanazawa handicrafts and specialty goods.
Because this collection is limited to the summer, it will be open until Aug. 31.

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The Fukumitsuya sake bottles are also very summery and cute.
They’re quite unusual.

乙女の金沢 – Otome no Kanazawa (Japanese)


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