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A surprise package from Aranzi Aronzo!

I got this in the post the other day. A cute gift wrapped package from Aranzi Aronzo! There was no way it wouldn’t be good.

It's a little panda purse! So cute. Thank you Pei :)

Inside I found this adorable little panda purse! It was a gift from Pei, who bought my Japan zines and had so much fun visiting Japan she wanted to buy me a gift. Isn’t that the nicest thing you’ve ever heard? Thank you so much! I love making my Japan zines but it’s also a lot of work so there’s nothing better than hearing from people how useful they are. I’m also glad to be sending more customers to shops like Aranzi Aronzo and Lucky Star.

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I can’t wait to go back to Aranzi Aronzo and pick up more cuteness. If you’re not planning a Japan trip you can still shop online.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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