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New Japan Zine + Last Chance For Custom Stamps

japan zines

My Japan Favourites Zine

My new Japan zines just arrived so it’s now available to buy as a print zine (£3) or digital PDF (£2). It’s a mix of writing, photos and illustrations about some of the things I’m most looking forward to on our upcoming trip, plus some favourites from previous visits.

japan zine

Find out more about the things I love doing in Japan, why I keep going back, my best buys, plus some tips on character cafes and less well known places to visit. Here’s the full contents list:

japan zine

I just sent out a sneaky 15% discount code for today only to my mailing list. If you sign up now, you can check out the back issues and get it too.

personalised custom address stamps

Last Chance For Custom Stamps

Custom Stamps Week ends tomorrow so it’s your last chance to get a personalised character or address stamp before Christmas. Thanks for all the orders so far – it’s been really fun doing the artwork.

If you want in, place your order on Etsy by 2pm BST on Saturday. All the info is here and there’s a closer look at the address stamp on Instagram (swipe for videos).


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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