Hengao ~ Kyary Pamyu Pamyu


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is one of Japan’s top idols right now. She’s a high school student, fashion blogger, magazine model and most recently, a pop singer. Most importantly, she’s bringing back “hengao”, the lovely expression you see above. I’m hoping this trend will catch on in the U.S. because it looks amazing. You have to [...]

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Netflix Streaming Review: Inuyasha

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Once I start a series I really like, I can’t watch anything else until I’ve seen every episode. My latest obsession is Inuyasha, an anime series that aired in Japan from 2002-2010. It’s filled with magic, action, humor and romance. Even though it’s really light-hearted and fun, it has tons of drama and really dark concepts and characters like evil babies and soul eating. Plus subtitles!!

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Tokyo Trip: Cat Magic Cat Cafe

One of my favorite places in Japan. I still can’t believe this exists.

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Everyone Needs a Kotatsu

A kotatsu is a table with a built-in blanket and heating system. Kotatsu technology is improving rapidly and now there is a specialized kotatsu for any scenario. Take this simple yes or no test to find out if a kotatsu is right for you. Are you tired of eating dinner alone? If you answered yes, [...]

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Spobra @ Vlad the Retailer

A mysterious lady group called Spobra is visiting from a far off realm to show off their acting, dancing and comedy skills. Their name means something like “sports bra”, which is good. One of the girls, Mayumi, will be exhibiting ”art”.

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