I always feel like I am over-doing these posts, but I actually haven’t done one for four weeks so here’s all the interesting Japan-related stuff I’ve been bookmarking recently. The amazing Tokyo drain cover lino print above is by Woah There Pickle. I love it.
RocketNews24 have been to the new KitKat Chocolatory store in Ikebukuro – looks fun for a visit. There was also a food fair in Tokyo recently – this blog post is in Japanese but check out the photos, especially the Solar System chocolates!
One for future trip planning – the Nippon Bonsai Association have regular exhibitions around Japan – check the event calendar for dates and locations (you’ll need Google Translate – Chrome is awesome for this) (via Tokyo Cheapo)
Kao-ani has an amazing post full of photos of cats traveling around Japan for a guide – so cute! This Kawaii Shopping in Tokyo guide also popped up on Pinterest recently – anyone seen a copy? The website reads really bizarrely, like they’re selling some kind of miracle cure.
And finally, Sanrio’s newest character is Kirimi-chan, a salmon fillet! This was chosen by a public vote so it will be interesting to see how popular she is, along with her sea bream and mackerel friends. I do kind of want that rectangular plate.