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Sumio Kawakami’s Cards

Japanese trump card 1

This is a reprinted edition of Sumio Kawakami’s playing cards originally produced in1939.

Sumio Kawakami, born in1895, was an artist-printmaker. She had visited to Victoria in Canada, Seattle in the US and Alasaka for one year after graduating her high school, and then became an English teacher at her local high school when she returned in 1921 (Taisho 10).

While teaching, she played a key role in original woodblock printing, which was in its flourishing period in Japan at that time. She has created her own style with works of exotic themes.

Japanese trump card 2

I did not know she produced such a cute set of cards. You can get them from Amazon Japan.

Art Museum of Sumio Kawakami (in Japanese)
Sumio Kawakami’s Cards (Amazon japan)

Merry Green Christmas in Isetan (again)

I went to Isetan today and found there’s a green forest in the shop…
People are queueing to buy “Green Santa Christmas charity” BE@RBRICK.
I also queued and get them!!

merry green christmas

merry green christmas


I think it is very good kawaii become charity, but slightly disappointed they cut the woods for this event :(

Isetan:Merry Green Christmas
OPENERS | Merry Green Christmas
Green Santa

“DECODEN”: bling bling styled cellphones


We call a cell phone decorated with Swarovski or pretty plastic parts “DECODEN”. Just like the nail arts, we decorate our mobile phone, NINTENDO DS or even digital camera.


There are a lot of decoration tools and parts available, or you can get a pre-decorated sheet, which you’d only need to seal on. So if you’d come to Tokyo, why don’t you try “DECODEN”?

decoden parts

decoden parts

Decoden report(Nikkei TRENDY net)
Dekoden(Decoden webshop)

Matsuya Department transformes Louis Vuitton suitcase

Matsuya Department Louis Vuitton

The“Matsuya”Department Store in Ginza has been transformed to a Louis Vuitton Monogram suitcase!

Matsuya Department Louis Vuitton

They have applied the “monogram multi-colors” of the artist Takashi Murakami’s. The illuminations are changed every 30 min. and light up the monograms in blue, purple or other various colors.

Matsuya Department Louis Vuitton

Matsuya Department Louis Vuitton

There was the new Bvlgari building next to it, too.

ginza Bvlgari building

Louis Vuitton

pompom maker!


‘Very easy to make 4 size of beautiful pompoms!’ I found “pompom (bombom) maker” in handicraft shop.


I’m not so great at handicrafts but made 5 pompoms. because…


I desired to put some warm snow on my christmas tree :)
Holidays are coming!!

pompom maker(japanese)

Omotesando’s Tongues : Japanese street ads

Johnson & Johnson tokyo ad

So many giant tongues on the walls and columns at the Omotesando Station!
This is actually an ad by Johnson & Johnson for their “REACH” mouthwash product for bad breath.

Johnson & Johnson tokyo ad

Johnson & Johnson tokyo ad

There are lots of cool street ads in Omotesando, so I will show them to you in a future article.

2007 Christmas illuminations in Ginza,Tokyo

I went to Ginza last weekend. The town getting ready for holidays:)
I’d like to show off you some of beautiful Illuminations in this town.

20007 Christmas in Tokyo,Ginza

Maybe the most famous Christmas tree in Japan
right;Yurakucho Marion

20007 Christmas in Tokyo,Ginza

Latest buildings in Ginza
left;Yurakucho Marui
right;Marronnier gate

20007 Christmas in Tokyo,Ginza

Sony Plaza B1F in front of subway station
Sweet Pop Christmas! I love this, make us happy in underpass.

20007 Christmas in Tokyo,Ginza

My Best goes to … Printemps! ;)

Christmas flower cake & Knitted wine glasses, cakes, and champagne!!

Q-pot.baby Debut! (new babyline start)

Q-pot.baby Debut

Q-pot.baby was started in November 2007! You must have a look at cute yummy rompers, bibbs, etc.


babies may grow up sweet tooth! But my purpose is accessories and mobile straps.
They are made for moms and kids can use together.


I couldn’t resist strawberry macaroon …it’s a foul(>_<)!


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