Posted on January 20, 2013

A washi paper gift…

A washi paper gift…

I had a little surprise in the post the other day – a long-awaited prize which, to be honest I had given up on. You might remember that back in June I won a Brighton Japan Festival photo contest – well, due to some kind of mix-up, I never actually received my prize. Anyway, I … Continue reading

Rilakkuma 10th Anniversary – Kawaii Zodiac Plushies!

Rilakkuma 10th Anniversary – Kawaii Zodiac Plushies!

It’s my favourite Japanese character Rilakkuma‘s (リラックマ) 10th Anniversary this year and, as part of the anniversary celebrations, San-X have released a Zodiac-themed series for Rilakkuma! In the series, Rilakkuma is dressed up as all 12 signs of the Zodiac, in these super kawaii plushies: They’re also available in smaller sizes – the kind of size … Continue reading

Mini Giveaway: Japanese Kit Kats!

Mini Giveaway: Japanese Kit Kats!

Ever wondered what all this Japanese Kit Kat fuss is all about? Not had the opportunity to try any yet? Now’s your chance! Haikugirl’s Japan is giving one lucky reader the chance to try three mini Kit Kats from Japan, pictured below: The flavours are: Strawberry Cheesecake (ストロベリー チーズケーキ) from Yokohama, Wasabi (わさび) from Shizuoka, and Eitaro … Continue reading