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Floresta: The Cutest Organic Doughnuts in Japan

The other day I came across a shop with the most adorable and delicious doughnuts I’ve ever had. Floresta provides non-artificial doughnuts that are delicious and also environmentally friendly. Floresta uses organic ingredients made here, in Japan. They stay environmentally friendly by not using unnecessary wrapping and by providing the freshly made doughnuts (not stocking…

Chigiri Pan: A New Adorable Snack Trend

Have you already seen this new type of bread? In Japan it is called “Chigiri Pan” which roughly translates to “tear off bread”. This kind of bread has become extremely popular here as an easy, simple yet very professional looking and great-tasting type of home made bread. Chigiri bread got its name from the fact…

The Cutest Tram in JapanーGetting Around in Kumamoto

With a population of over 700,000, Kumamoto is a small city with a limited number of foreigners. Getting around in Tokyo is easy enough – signs and timetables are often displayed in English, and if you get stuck you can probably find an English-speaking attendant to help you. But in a small city like Kumamoto…

Trendy Japanese Nail Art Fashion: Techniques and Tools

There is no arguing that Japanese love for fashion is evident. From their eclectic choice of clothes, to color mixing and matching, not to mention their love for accessories, especially shoes, Japan has its own trademark. But their unique and cute fashion statements do not limit to their apparels, it extends to their choice of…

Is it Cute or Awkward?

There is no doubt that as a foreigner living or visiting Japan, you have at least observed a few things that you think are bizarre and awkward but are seen as perfectly normal or even ‘cute’ by Japanese people. Here is a short list of things most Japanese consider cute, but they may be awkward…

Which Ghibli female character suits you most?

The Studio Ghibli films are jam-packed full of fun, memorable characters, including many strong female protagonists. While all the Ghibli films are similar in style and the stories have the same magical escapism essence to them, the individual character help to flavour unique twists into each of the films. Perhaps you already have a favourite…

The Top 5 Cutest Studio Ghibli Characters

Japanese people love all things かわいい!!! (cute – kawaii) and one of the best-known embodiments of Japanese cuteness is found in the adorable and unforgettable characters of the Studio Ghibli animations. So which of the Ghibli creations rate as the top cutest? 1. Ponyo Film: Ponyo tasteofcinema.com/ Kawaii Rating: 9/10. While she ends the film…

The Kawaii “Gudetama Cafe” in Tokyo for a Limited Period of Time!

The character A Gudetama Cafe has opened in Tokyo Sky Tree Town. Now I’m not sure if you’ve heard of Gudetama, but Gudetama is a new character created by the Japanese character product company Sanrio. Gudetama is another character created by the company that made the globally popular character Hello Kitty. Gudetama is a lazy…

“Duffy” The DisneySea Bear

A lot of you may know how DisneySea is a one of a kind Disney park in Japan, but did you know that DisneySea has its own little mascot character named Duffy? Backstory Duffy is a teddy bear that Minnie Mouse made for Mickey Mouse on the night before he left to sail the world…

Shop Kawaii! Get That Japanese Style in Harajuku

If you’re in Tokyo and you are looking for splashes of color, hop on a train and make your way to Takeshita-dori in Harajuku – where you’ll see the most colourful people and their equally captivating style. Aside from crepes, Harajuku is a proud melting pot of style. Japan street style is often described with…