When I headed back to my mum’s house for Christmas, she had a surprise for me. We met in Chichester and, before driving to Bognor Regis we made a bit of a detour… to Portsmouth! Tofu Cute, one of my HYPER JAPAN favourites, have just opened their first physical shop and it happens to be in Portsmouth, right near where I used to work when I was a student (なつかしい！).
Arriving at the shop, I have to confess I was a little bit excited! It was just so pink!
The window was full of cute things, and the kawaii creatures beckoned me in…
The shop was a kawaii overload! Everything was pink, and there was a TV screen playing Japanese TV ads (followed by Mameshiba clips!), adding to the general Japanese ambience. This was like a mini HYPER JAPAN, with all the Japanese sweets and cute fluffy things you could possibly want!
The shop was only open on a soft launch and still setting up in parts, but it was still hugely exciting to be there. Tofu Cute (at 128-130 Kingston Road, Portsmouth) will be having its official launch in January, so keep an eye on their Facebook or Twitter pages for news of that! If you can’t get to Portsmouth, don’t worry, you can still order amazing kawaii goods and Japanese snacks at www.tofucute.com. I do worry a little about the location of the shop – it’s a bit out of the way, and I’m not exactly sure who the clientèle will be, but I really hope they make a go of it and wish Tofu Cute every success! ❤
Whilst I was in the shop I got some early Christmas presents:
Check out Tofu Cute, either in person in Portsmouth or online – they have everything you never knew you wanted! 😉