Lurvin’: Japanese Goodies

My friends Jason and Fara recently came back from a trip to Japan with a few goodies as a gift. Not that we all don’t know that Japan has some of the cutest gadgets and stationary and toys and paper etc…. but I had to share anyway.

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They packaged everything in the cutest kraft paper polka dot box. Included– washi tape, edamame keychain (actually gifted from a prior trip to Japan, but whatevs), a “cleaner-upper” gadget, alphabet stamps, and my fave, flavored kit-kats!

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This toy/gadget is so random slash cute. You can roll it across a flat surface (like your desk) to pick up crumbs (probably eraser crumbs, or if you’re me, kit-kat crumbs :X). As the wheels turn, the two tiny brooms rotate back and forth and sweep the crumbs into a compartment that can be emptied. Genius.

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The cutest gold polka dot washi tape + letter stamps. Knowing that this washi tape is actually from Japan makes it seem more legit. Polka dots err’where. I love it.

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Um, how cute is this edamame keychain? The middle bean POPS OUT (it’s attached by a small cord). Ack, Japan. Too much.

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Finally, flavored kit-kats! I know Japanese markets in LA sell flavors like green tea and strawberry, but Japan ain’t about those commonplace flavors. Pictured here: 1) zunda (crushed sweet edamame) mochi– a local dessert from Sendai in Tohoku– it’s regional so you can’t get it anywhere else!, 2) azuki (red bean) sandwich, 3) shinshu apple, and 4) pumpkin. My fave was the zunda– but of course, the one that’s hard to find, even in Japan. -_-

Thanks, J&F! 🙂


Friends. In a few hours, I’ll be leaving to Korea! Land of plastic surgery and all things cute. It’s my first time in 7 years. :X I’m going with my two girlfriends and we’re staying for two weeks. On the agenda: visit our respective families, eat good food, shop (on my wishlist– boots, glasses, skincare/makeup), play with friends currently living there, experience nightlife, and explooooore!


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I’m not sure if I will have computer access, so I’ll be scheduling posts to publish here and there in the time that I’m away (at least a few times/wk!).

I’ll hopefully still be posting from Instagram so check it out at tina_made_it. 🙂