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Japanuary Zine – 31 Days of Japan Memories

I’ve made a new Japan zine, sharing photos and memories inspired by the Japanuary photo challenge prompts!

Japanuary Japan zine

Japanuary was a set of daily photo prompts set by Amy of Cakes With Faces. I didn’t have time in January so I made a zine instead! It was fun to reminisce about Japan and find some new photos and stories to share.

I also found it really interesting how different my trips must be to Amy’s, even though we’ve both visited multiple times and like a lot of the same things. I struggled to find photos for a few of the prompts, and had to leave out a lot of photos I wanted to share but that there wasn’t a suitable prompt for.

Japanuary Japan zine

It’s a full colour digital zine with photos and stories from my 5 trips to Japan including Why I love Japan, My first trip to Japan, Cute characters, Only in Japan, My favourite place, Day trips, Gachapon, Convenience store favourites, Beautiful views & lots more!

Japanuary Japan zine

You can buy it now from Payhip. Thank you to my patrons for their support to make this zine. You can join up here from $1 to get my new zines, printables, wallpapers and more, plus discounts for my shops.


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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