One last post from Hyper Japan as we have to show you some of the cutest things we bought! There were so many stalls selling kawaii products that we could easily have spent ten times as much but I think we did pretty well.
Marceline’s Top Buys
One thing I knew I wanted to buy was the Kurebayashi enamel pin from her collaboration with Dreamy Bows. It was being launched at Hyper Japan so I knew it would be a nice souvenir to remind me of the event. It’s quite a large pin and so kawaii with lots of sparkly glitter! The Kurebayashi line is now available online so check it out on Dreamy Bows.
I added a few more enamel pins to my collection too! I’ve had my eye on the cute foodie pins at Cakes With Faces for a while and picked up the Cherry Cats and Hedgehog Nigiri. It was really hard to decide what to buy from inki-Drop but this lime crab pin was a must.
Sometimes you just NEED something, but you can’t really explain why. When Nicolette showed me this Sumikko Gurashi Tapioca plush dressed as a bumblebee it went straight in my basket. It’s just too cute and has little wings on the back too. I’ve never seen this range before and can’t find anything about it online so perhaps it’s new. Keep an eye on the ARTBOX shop and hopefully they’ll add some soon.
Tofu Cute had a huge range of Japanese candy so it was great to pick up some new things. I missed out on buying raspberry KitKats when I was in Japan and they’re really nice. The Pocky has a really thick and creamy layer of chocolate and might be my new favourite!
Nicolette’s Top Buys
I was so excited to finally see inki-Drop‘s cute plushies in person and had to bring home an adorable Toxika squid. Definitely my fave purchase of the day.
Jinbe San is one of my fave characters and I was happy to see lots of new items at the ARTBOX stand. This plate is perfect to cheer me up in the morning!
I also got a plush Jinbe San keyring from ARTBOX and a tiny sweet snow bunny from Tofu Cute.
I loved browsing through all the colourful accessories at Dreamy Bows and got myself a pastel star bracelet by 6%DOKIDOKI. So kawaii!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.