As I may have mentioned just a couple of times, I am off to Japan this week to shop my way round Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. Well, not just shop – I also plan to visit the Design Festa, see some Whale Sharks, and spend a decent amount of time eating bento and looking for new flavours of Qoo.
I haven’t been since 2007 and I am suffering from Kiddyland withdrawal. Kiddyland is the greatest kawaii store in the world, packed full of the cutest things you will ever see. I’m looking forward to checking out the new stores in Osaka and Tokyo.
If you’re heading to Japan yourself any time soon, you should check out my Tokyo Shopping Guide, available as a zine and PDF (and on the web) – which will give you all the directions and info you need to find the cutest and craftiest shops. I’ll be blogging about some of my purchases on my return and promise to bring back some cuteness for an extra-special giveaway!
Anyway, Panda-san will be back from her holidays soon and we’ve scheduled in lots of posts to keep you entertained during the break. See you soon!
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.