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UT x mt

mt x uniqlo 1

mt x uniqlo 2

mt (masking tape) collaborate with Uniqlo UT.
Cute tape patterns became T-shirts.

mt x uniqlo 3

mt x uniqlo 4

And UT original mt were first come, first served!
I went to nearest Uniqlo shop the first day of this campaign, and got these!!

UT x mt (Japanese)
mt masking tape

mt lab. – Ribbonesia


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。




Ribbonesia is the first artist for this project. Beautiful modern four seasons of Japan -  made of ribbons and masking tapes – appears in the museum.


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》

mt lab.
Souvenir from Tokyo

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

Japan Hobby Show


Japan Hobby Show was held at Tokyo Big Sight.



That is huge exhibition of handmade & hobby things. Latest supplies, zakka, exhibition. and many workshops.




I and my friends were so excited for everything in there! Faux macaron towers, a car decorated with rhinestones, amigurumi mountains…etc etc!

Japan Hobby Show

Catty Candy Pearls

Catty Candy Pearls

Catty Candy Pearls

I made some pearl necklace, named “catty candy pearls”.
Please imagine – when you meet your friends and then he/she says “oh what happens to your necklace?”
I hope the cats bring smiles and giggles!

necocoa - Etsy

KOGIN embroidery workshop in LOGOS GALLERY



In the one year commemoration of the disaster from last year, the LOGOS GALLERY in Shibuya is holding an exhibition on the theme of Tohoku.

Within this, a workshop on the traditional embroidery of Aomori, KOGIN embroidery, was held.



We made cute hair accessories with colorful thread and cloth.


It would also look lovely if you put it on a bag.

LOGOS GALLERY (japanese)

kokeshi pop


kokeshi 1


I went to the Kokeshi exhibit held at the Shibuya Parco Museum.

Kokeshi is a wooden doll that was made in the past as a souvenir for hot-spring bath guests.
They are mainly made in the Tohoku region.

At this exhibition, Kokeshi made in each prefecture in the Tohoku region were on display.

The atmosphere changes at little with each region and it was very interesting.

kokeshi 3

kokeshi 4

I liked the Mexican girl style one and the Miffy Kokeshi that was created from a collaboration with a Holland Airport.

kokeshi pop (japanese)
parco museum (japanese)
kokeshi (wikipedia)

mofmof iPhone case workshop

mofmof ipod case 5

“mofmof” means like fluffy, is used in younger people.

mofmof ipod case 2

mofmof ipod case 3

I made mofmof iPod case at sewing workshop.
Ordinary, the workshop is for iPhone but it can be other phones or iPod.
All of the smart phones turns into wonder pet!

Do you want to make your own mofmof iPhone case?
Come join us!!
Workshop will be held in Yoyogi-Uehara on 1 April, serving good tea & snack.
Teacher is Hidemitsu-sensei.

How to make mofmof iphone case (Japanese)

mofmof iphone case (Japanese)


i am i - oozu 5

“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.

i am i - oozu 1

i am i - oozu 2

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

i am i - oozu 4

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


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