Crazy or Cute?

Putitto Cup Hangers

Posted on September 26, 2016 by

fuchiko cup

We shared the NicoNico cat cup hangers recently and I thought you might like to see more. Cup hangers seem to be a very Japanese thing, in that they’re super kawaii but don’t really have much purpose. The first ones featured a girl called Fuchiko who would sit on the edge of a glass and it soon grew into a bit of a craze with her in new poses and even teaming up with Funassyi.


I bought a couple in Japan as they’re quite cheap and in blind boxes so you get a surprise. My Kanahei’s Small Animals figurine is a sleeping one and the details are so great, with his cheek smushed into the side of the glass! My sister was lucky enough to get Ditto Pikachu.


You can find most of your favourite kawaii and anime characters as Putitto hangers now. I really love the Neko Atsume ones.

neko atsume putitto

And there are lots of cute animals including cats, pugs, hamsters and these adorable hedgehogs.


If you’d like to buy some, check out Amazon Global, PlayAsia, AmiAmi and Tokyo Otaku Mode. Some will sell single boxes and others you need to buy a whole set.

Most Wanted!

Most Wanted: Totoro Plush Chair

Posted on September 23, 2016 by

totoro sofa

Anyone got a spare $200 because I really need one of these plush Totoro sofa chairs! We’re all jealous of Mei in My Neighbour Totoro when she gets to have a Totoro nap and now you can lounge around on him yourself.

totoro sofa

It’s big enough for adults and super soft and cuddly so if you’ve got the cash, head over to J-List and be the envy of everyone.

Cute Shop Alert!, Sales & Discounts

Your Kawaii Submissions – September

Posted on September 22, 2016 by

A few more picks from the SCK submissions folder.

jiji kiki

Ji Ji Kiki are having a big clear out ready for new things so there are loads of bargains to be had! You can get up to 70% off jewellery, bags, dresses, prints, plushies and more.

donut ghosts

If you liked Kumapop’s Donut Ghost pins that we featured recently, you can also get a free set of matching stickers for iMessage. Just update your iPhone to iOS 10 and search in the App Store, or use the links above.


If you think subscription boxes don’t have enough cats in them, then you should try out Love Meow as they have a cat-themed box full of kawaii plush, stationery and more. They also sell some cute cat prints and stationery.

planet cute shop

Planet Cute sell a quirky range of craft kits, character goods, handmade gifts and colouring books with lots of cat, food and pop culture themes. Get 10% off your first order with the code THANKYOU,

giant robot

Giant Robot have added lots of fun Japan-inspired enamel pins to their shop plus some robots of course. Check out the rest of the shop too for art, vinyl toys, comics and much more.

Are you cute shop owner or maker? Why not submit your shop and we might feature you next month!


Modes4U Squishies Giveaway

Posted on September 21, 2016 by

We’ve got a new giveaway with Modes4U, who sell a huge range of kawaii stationery, plushies, accessories, kitchenware, fabric and..squishies!

modes4u squishies giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a set of six food squishies from the best-selling Cafe de N collection including tomato & cheese baguette, chocolate-covered banana, croissant, strawberry roll cake, cupcake and ice cream cone. They almost look good enough to eat and come with ball chains to hang on your bag.


To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.


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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 4th October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Let's Go Shopping!

Pack Your Cute Bag

Posted on September 20, 2016 by

I’ve got a soft spot for cute bags and probably own one for every occasion. These days I find myself reaching for my tote bag (with kitten print ^_^) often, as it’s so easy to carry around. With this in mind I’ve made a selection of bags that are both kawaii and practical. I hope you’ll see something to your liking!

Asian Cute {Kawaii Clothing}

This fluffy rabbit bag will hold your essentials and you could even use it as a power-nap pillow ;)

tokyo otaku mode

I’m a fan of the Osumashi Poo-chan collection at Tokyo Otaku Mode and really like their cute cat bag. It will hold a good amount of items, but you can also check out the backpacks section if you are looking for something roomier.


How sweet is this Neko Atsume bag and pouch set? The bag can hold a notebook and the small pouch fits into the head-shaped front pocket! You can order it using AmazonGlobal.


Modes4u offers a nice selection of kawaii bags, including this Sumikko Gurashi handbag. It’s a smaller bag with some tiny inner-and outer pockets. You could use it to bring your lunch or other essentials with you, oh and it’s on sale right now (^_^).


In Japan you can buy magazines/mooks that come with a bag. These bags are often made in collaboration with high-end (fashion) brands at an affordable price. The bag books, such as this bright bag set from Grand Ground, are available at CD Japan.