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Living in Japan!

Today’s Watercolor: Hello Kitty n’est pas un chat

The internet veritably exploded today with the news that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. Christine Yano, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii, is currently curating an upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum, … Continue reading

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Gunma-chan Manjū!

We had just gotten back from lunch, when my lovely supervisor sidled up to my desk. “Psst…Alice, you should go to the meeting room.” I didn’t think I was missing a meeting, and she didn’t seem stressed or worried. If … Continue reading

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Starbucks Coffee Jelly Frappuccino and the History of Coffee in Japan

Well, dear Starbucks lovers, it’s been a while since I reviewed the Green Siren’s newest offering. In fact, we’re already on the second (maybe third?) drink since the Happy Yellow Fresh Banana Frappuccino. This was already the 6th rollout of … Continue reading

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United Arrows Shaved Ice

One of my absolute favorite things about Japan is the profusion of shaved ice in the summer time. From the Dom Pérignon shaved ice at the Grand Prince Takanawa (it’ll set you back a cool ¥30,000, or about $300, but … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: The Snake Bucket Challenge!

I nominate you all! ;)

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Today’s Watercolor: Obon Cucumber Horse & Eggplant Cow

Hey guys! Wow, it’s been a crazy summer so far. Between my presentation at Otakon and the World Heritage Tour in Tomioka, I’ve barely had time to paint anything, let alone post. Luckily this weekend I finally had a chance … Continue reading

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Home again, home again!

Home safe and sound in Japan! Thanks for such a wonderful few days, everybody :D Way too short, but pretty great for my first trip home in four years. Thanks to everyone that came out to see me, and for … Continue reading

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