Papa Totoro is another new Etsy shop that I stumbled upon recently. With a name like that, it has to be cute, but it’s an extra special kind of cute as everything is hand-printed with hand-carved and vintage lino blocks.
Whether you choose a lucky cat apron or a kokeshi teatowel, or something featuring one of the many beautiful flower designs originally used for wallpaper, you’re getting something made with love and totally unique, not to mention Japanese to the extreme.
More kawaii designs are being promised soon so keep an eye out!
Updated 2020: This shop is now closed – have a look at Our Favourite Kawaii Artists, Designers & Makers instead.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.