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Little Twin Stars constellations stationeries

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When Takako gave me a cosmetic pouch, instantly I was in love with Little Twin Stars constellations series.

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So I rushed into Sanrio shop. As Takako said, this series is very popular…
Almost of all products were sold out, I just could get biro, mechanical pencil and tiny memo pad.
If I could find more items, I’ll definitely get these!

Little Twin Stars – Sanrio

Little Twin Stars constellations cosmetic pouch

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This cutest Little Twin Stars constellations pouch was a surprise gift from Takako!

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She knows that I could not resist star motifs (especially constellations and galaxy!) and Little Twin Stars. Yes, she really made my day!

Little Twin Stars - Sanrio

Kitaro Chaya

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Kitaro is a popular and unique manga/anime “yokai” boy character. We found him and his friends cafe when we went to Jindaiji.

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Horrible, but charming yokai (means like “spirits”, “demons” or “fairy”, they’re originally from Japanese folklore) guys were welcoming us from all around the cafe (= chaya).
It was very crowded, so we could not try their special sweets, but it was so much fun we could meet many characters came from “Gegege no Kitaro”.

Kitaro Chaya – Wikipedia
Gegege no Kitaro

Koomori-chan

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I got a spooky-cute koomori-chan (tiny batty) plushie created by Keiko Miyata.
I’m totally in love with its red and orange odd eyes, stripy tail, and holey wings.

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Not just only a plushie, but it has brooch pin on the back. Tiny bell tinkles when we walk, so much fun to go out with it!

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You can see Miyata-san’s creation on her website. Also she created a part of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s dress for her world tour. :)

Keiko Miyata

Studio UAMOU

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UAMOU is a funny horned character made by Ayako Takagi. We could find various UAMOU dolls in this Studio shop.

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And the next door is cute cafe named Yushokuya BOO. UAMOU and its friend ghost BOO are playing around dishes, cups, and somewhere in the cafe.

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Yushokuya BOO

Special limited Kiki & Lala floral honeybee tote bag

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8tote collaborated with Little Twin Stars, for their special limited pop-up store in Osaka and Hukuoka!

One of a way of reading of “8″ is “hachi” in Japanese, the pronunciation is same as “bee”, and also 8 is a lucky number in Japan.
Mitsubachi (honeybee) tote” is maybe little too long for non-Japanese speaker, so the brand name became 8tote outside Japan, like a wordplay! :)

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That’s also the reason why Kiki & Lala wearing honeybee costume here. The pop-up store theme is “floral”, so they are enjoying spring with cute flower fabric and little honeybees on this tote bag.

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Because of they are hiding inside, you’ll meet them only when you open the bag… It’s like friends in a secret garden!

Little Twin Stars - Sanrio
Kiki Lala shop information – Little Twin Stars Official Blog

Kiki & Lala x Care Bear Exhibition 3

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Luckily I found a pouch using my favorite art of Kiki & Lala x Care Bear.

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Then I tried Gacha-machine to get pinback buttons.
All of these would be makes me smile when I put these out from my bag.

Kiki & Lala x Care Bear Exhibition – Parco Art Museum

Kiki & Lala x Care Bear Exhibition 2

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Opposite side of the historical exhibit, there’s a cutest statue of Kiki & Lala x Care Bear and their heartwarming story boards.

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And we can enjoy beautiful original arts. I especially love one of these – the scene of Care Bears pouring heart rain to Kiki and Lara.

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The last section is a room of the girls’ dream. I wish I could get all of these cute things!

Kiki & Lala x Care Bear Exhibition – Parco Art Museum

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