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August 13, 2017

Exploring Wonder Festival Summer 2017!

This summer I had the pleasure of visiting Japan’s spectacular Wonder Festival Summer 2017 for Accio Tokyo. For those who don’t know, the Wonder Festival is the world’s biggest figure festival held twice a year in Chiba, Japan. It’s a gathering of some of the biggest names in figure manufacturers as well as a plethora […]

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Chocolate Hair Treatment
February 10, 2017

Unique Valentine’s Day Chocolate Ideas from Japan!

Chocolates have long been the traditional gift for Valentine’s Day, but sometimes it’s fun to have a twist on tradition to keep things fresh! Japan certainly has it in the bag when it comes to creating cute, new designs and packaging for chocolates and candies. So, whether you’re looking for that perfect gift or just […]

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Setsubun means Seasonal Division
February 03, 2017

Eat, Pray, Throw (beans) on Setsubun!

Did you know that in Japan, Spring starts on February 4th? So basically in the middle of Winter. And to celebrate this, of course, they throw beans at each other! Makes sense, doesn’t it? This fun festival is called Setsubun, which means “Seasonal division“ and is actually celebrated one day before on February 3rd, which […]

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Laforet Grand Bazaar in Harajuku
January 31, 2017

Laforet Grand Bazar

If you like shopping, welcome to the heaven that is Laforet Grand Bazar! Tokyo, being the huge shopping metropolis that it is, has innumerable sales events all year round. Out of all of them, the Laforet Grand Bazar is certainly one of the biggest and most impressive! With all of its releases and events, it’s […]

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January 23, 2017

Keep Your Pants On…Your Bottle!

Introducing panties for your bottle! Not only do these actually exist, they are currently a very popular series being sold in gacha gacha machines (a type of vending machine) in Japan. Pop in 200 yen, turn the handle and you will receive your very own pair. These cute little panties come in different colours and […]

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November 09, 2016

What are Japanese Lucky Packs (Fukubukuros)?

Lucky pack season is upon us! It’s that time of year again when the busy stores of Tokyo crank it up a notch, releasing their ever-popular lucky packs! The stores implement huge sale reductions throughout the first week of January as they try to rid themselves of the dregs of their winter stock and prepare […]

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September 21, 2016

Stand Out! Be a Sheep this Halloween.

So, you might think that this title is a bit of an oxymoron, but hear me out. Party season is just around the corner with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s arriving on our doorsteps in quick succession, and Halloween is around one month away! Soon everyone will be scrambling to find a cool costume. […]

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September 05, 2016

Bread Slippers by Marude Pan

Here is something that brings a whole new meaning to the word “loafers”. These bread-themed slippers made by Marude Pan are soft, spongy, the perfect design for relaxing at home. Not to mention they’re very affordable with prices starting at only 1,750 yen. Forget walking on eggshells. Let’s all walk on bread! They’re a one-size-fits-all […]

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