Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gunma-chan x Sento-kun, plus a contest!

A little while back I had the idea of dressing Gunma-chan in various outfits, especially those of other local mascots or Yurukyara. This is Gunma-chan wearing the outfit of everyone’s favorite slightly creepy mascot from Nara, Sento-kun. What do you … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: Sumo!

After my Daruma painting recently I felt like doing a few Japanese related watercolors. The sumo tournament was on recently, and I always enjoy catching a few matches on TV. I even went to the tournament in person a few … Continue reading

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Gunma Art Share Night!

This past weekend my local JET Association held a new event–Art Share Night. The idea was to beat the winter blues by coming together to share some creativity. There were live performances and physical art as well. It was great! I … Continue reading

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New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Yume No Hajima Ring Ring” with English lyrics translation!

The new Kyary Pamyu Pamyu single ゆめのはじまりんりん, Yumenohajimarinrin, “My Dreams are beginning, Ring Ring” is coming out on the 26th! The video has already been released on Youtube. Another piece penned by the formidable Yasutaka Nakata, this one is just as

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Today’s watercolor: Snorlax x Totoro!

One of the good things about all the snow days recently is having time to art! I painted this little Snorlax/Totoro

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Cherry Blossom Starbucks!

It’s here! The Sakura Frappuccino & Latte arrived in Japan on Saturday, the same day as a huge snowstorm that dumped tons of snow across the country. We’ve been snowed in for a few days, but the roads are a … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: Happy Eat All the Chocolate Day!

Second watercolor this week! The first was of course the hearts I painted the other day. My plans are up in the air, but I know for sure the day will involve lots and lots of chocolate 🙂 How about … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor: Hearts!

This week is one of my favorite holidays, so in honor of Valentine’s Day I have not one but two watercolors planned! The first one is under the cut, and the next one will be up later this week. I’m also … Continue reading

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Starbucks Pretzel Mocha

Starbucks Japan has been on an interesting kick this year. They seem determined to put solid starchy chunks in every specialty drink that comes out. This is reminiscent of the pink chocolate flakes on the Sakura Frappuccino, which will  come out after … Continue reading

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Sakura Latte, coming soon…!

Dropped by Starbucks yesterday and saw this sign. As soon as the Valentine’s Pretzel Mocha, which I’ll be blogging about later this week, is done the Sakura Latte (and the Sakura Frappucino) will hit. Are you as excited as I … Continue reading

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