I spotted these wooden animals at Omoi Zakka Shop and I love them so much.
Each one is hand-carved by T-lab in Japan, which means they’re all unique and have slightly different expressions.
My favourites are the dog and tortoise with party hats! It’s almost impossible to decide which one is the cutest, but I think the tortoise just wins for me. You can also buy animals that don’t like to party including a koala, raccoon and wolf.
Omoi Zakka Shop are based in the USA and have a great range of Japanese stationery and gifts. They do ship worldwide but it’s very expensive so I will have to live without some party animals for now. You may also be able to order direct from T-lab or other stockists.
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.