One of my favourite shops to visit in Japan is Passport, which sells lots of super kawaii homewares. Over the years I’ve bought an onigiri rice ball pillow, an adorable bunny bowl and lots of little plushies. This time they had a big display of cute cats called Fuku Fuku Nyanko. Fuku fuku means good luck or happiness and that’s definitely how I was feeling about discovering them!
I spent so long trying to decide which pillow to get and eventually chose the white version of these. It’s made of memory foam so nice and squishy and great for the flight home. I especially love his floppy paws and tail.
I also picked up a colourful hand towel for my bathroom featuring all three kitties – Hacchi, Chachamaru and Michelangelo.
There are loads more Fuku Fuku Nyanko products on the Passport web shop including plushies, pouches, rugs and stools! How amazing would one of these clocks look in the kitchen?
Passport only ship within Japan and Fuku Fuku Nyanko don’t seem to be turning up on eBay or other sites yet. They do also have a Rakuten store so you could use a shopping service to order and ship to you. Otherwise, if you’re visiting Japan, there’s a store in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City mall and more across Japan.
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.