Kitschy goodies

17 November 2010

So last Friday I popped down to London for the day for a very Japanese filled day with Kristabel where later Fi joined us for dinner. I'll post more about it in my next post but first some goodies that I picked up at the Japan Centre.

You might have noticed a lack of ViVi scans around here but I managed to get my hands on the latest copy with their favourite cover girl, Ayumi Hamasaki. I'll be scanning my favourite pages in soon!
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As a kid, my mom would buy Pocky and Lotte Koala Cookies from the Chinese supermarkets and when I saw the 8Tokyo post on the Pocky panda packaging I really wanted to get hold of some. No panda for me but I found a penguin one!
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The packaging is super kawaii and his little hands fold out to hang on the outside of your bag. I'd take him everywhere with me if he wasn't just an empty cardboard box now...sadly void of all it's Pocky goodness.
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Just hangin'
Moving onto more kitschy impluse buys. I saw this little plastic tub of gomashio (toasted black sesame seeds and salt used for onigiri etc.) and I just had to buy it. The seal is totally adorable and makes my sushi time EVEN cuter than it already is, what with my bunny and heart seaweed stamps and my character bentos seen here and here
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My Fuji Instax photos seem to show that I have a clear obsession with all things cute and preferably with faces. A seal, penguin and an owl? Oh my....

61 comments:

  1. Lol, maybe that is your brand? 'Obsessed with cute things with faces.' Love it! I still need to figure out what to do with my noodles...they're just so pretty to look at.

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  2. I need that Pocky in my life! I think it'll make all the woe better! xxx

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  3. ahhh the bag is gorgeous!

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  4. I am SURE you can find something else to keep in the pocky box. And the gomashio container is soooo cute. Uber kawaii!

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  5. The little face on the seal is waaaay too gorgeous! Vicky x

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  6. lol .. i think everyone deserves to have a little obsession they choose :) in ur case its cute things with faces :D

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  7. Ei! Totemo kawaii!!!

    I didn't buy Vivi this month! So expensive... I resorted to reading it online =P

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  8. everything is just so cute and adorable! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  9. Such cute things. I've never been in to the Japan Centre, but next time I'm in London...
    xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  10. Very very cute ! I love pocky!

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  11. These are possibly the cutest food related items EVER.

    I love the little penguin clinging on to the top of your bag!! And iMacs are amazing - my friend has one and they just look so beautiful.. as soon as I have my own house I'm definitely going to buy one! I've officially become apple's bitch recently. I want EVERYTHING they make. :) x

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  12. Pocky and Koala Cookies were the snacks that made my Chinese childhood!! None of this copycat Mikado business!! x

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  13. Loving all the kitschy and sweet items! That tub of gomashio is a must-have in every kitchen, right? So cute!!!


    Camila F.

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  14. I loved Pocky! It's so delicious. I also love the cute little penguin!!

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  15. adorable stuff! the bag = adorable.

    xo Alison

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  16. At one stage I was so addicted to Pocky and what to China town once a week to get them, before all the supermarkets were selling them. I love the strawberry :)

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  17. lovely goodies thanks for sharing x

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  18. So cute! I'm obsessed with anything inanimate that has a face on! :)

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  19. I love Pocky and Vivi! What cute photos you have in this post (: I love your blog -

    I'm finally delurking to share a Chanel giveaway I'm organizing this month, do feel free to take a look:
    http://www.stephiesays.com/?p=4024

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  20. thanks for stopping by lovely.
    ah. these items are so cute. i need to get myself to japan some time soon ! seems so exiting and different.
    wish you a wonderful weekend dear

    xx

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  21. Everything is so cute Winnie !

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  22. Such cute things! I really need to visit the Japan centre, I don't go to London often but I'd love to get my hands on an issue of Vivi or Egg!
    xx

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  23. Great post. I love kitchy stuff (one reason I love living in Japan) :-)

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  24. ahh i lovee pocky, especially Men's pock :P love the shot of the penguin in the bag hehe

    Ayumi is gracing a lot of covers lately!

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  25. Seriously those Japanese really know how to get us with their adorable packaging lol

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  26. all that packaging is so cute!
    very jealous :)

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  27. there's just something so much more interesting about foreign packaging!!

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  28. I want a packet of those pocky sticks....:) SarahD

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  29. Everything is so sweet. I especially love the way the penguin hangs out the side of the bag, No words can describe how cute that is.

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  30. funny. but I wouldn't buy them =)

    Vicky
    (new post: Venice for a Day & follow me)

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  31. i adore pocky - back as an anime and manga obsessed 13 year old i used to trek up to anime conventions and buy tons of it! great post xx

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  32. Such gorgeous, cute goodies! Looking forward to your scans of the magazine x

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  33. ..sooo cute little things ..

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  34. Penguin Pocky is lovely!! OMG! Even your eco bag is cute :3!!!

    xoxo

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  35. Teehee. Awesome finds. Loving the penguin! Xxxc

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  36. The penguin packaging is super cute.

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  37. Awesome post! I love Azn things.

    I have a Fuji Instax camera that my mom bought me...I wonder where it is. Your pictures remind me: I need to find it!!

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  38. oh hey! I did a post about those pocky buddy boxes a while back. they're so cute! it's great that you can have access to this Japanese stuff over there :D i'm glad

    and you're so sweet! but I don't want to trouble you with the shipping and stuff >< I'm sure I'll find one somewhere -x-

    aww poo. i don't own a scanner so I guess it's a no go with the Fujifilm. :( which is a good thing because I need to save money ahhh thanks for th einfo!

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  39. those are really nice, I like the bag a lot ^^

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  40. omgoshhhh everything on this post is too darn cute.<3

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  41. I adore Pocky. If I could get my hands on that pack, there'd be about five of those penguins poking out the top of my bag :)

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  42. Wow, so cute and kitschy! I really like the little penguin.

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  43. I am looking forward to discuss about this topic

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  44. a - that penguin may be the cutest piece of packaging ever!!

    b - i love that you have a comment from gamma knife radiosurgery.

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  45. Ooh, I love Ayumi! My friend intorduced me to her at Uni. Why are Japanese things so much cooler than other things?

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  46. I picked up the Men's Pocky a few weeks ago for my bf- even though it was a dollar more than regular pocky (what gives???) because I thought it was too funny. I love your kitschy purchases and can't wait to see your favorites from ViVi!!!

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