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Nihongo De Asobo

I came across these karuta today. They look like they might be useful for teachers of Japanese. Can anybody let me know what they think? Have you bought these karuta cards? Karuta cards Amazon Japan

Oshougatsu Kazari

Beautiful! Amazon Japan has this gold decoration to stop the bad things happening in the new year! Hamaya no Hatsuzekku A relative bought one of these a few years ago for our house - lucky!! Amazon Japan

Year of the Tiger

Japan is celebrating the Year of the Tiger in 2010. (Chinese Zodiac) The Tiger is the 3rd sign in the zodiac chart. There are 12 signs altogether. The Tiger is the sign of courage. This little set shows all the animals in the…

Otoshidama

First of January 2010 is coming shortly. Have you got your otoshidama envelope at the ready? I sort of liked this choice - the ultraman envelopes!! These were the kind I organised a few years back for the little boys.... now they are…

Important Signs Puzzle

This puzzle is a fantastic one for teaching important signs to the kids. The minimum age for the puzzle set is 24 months. Great age to start working with kids basic recognition skills. Amazon Japan

Doraemon, The Game

Merry Christmas!! Did he come? What did you get???? We have spent busy day opening presents. Eating too much. And are about to have a game of Uno Attack! Anyone want to try the Doraemon game and give me some feedback?…

Cute Swatch Watch!!

Swatch Watch Japan Japan has always fascinated me with their design on watches. I have many Seiko musical clocks in my house already.... they are great! I also have a couple of lovely Japanese watches! I havent purchased this one…

Brio, Shinkansen

Are you a fan of the Brio trains and track? I always associated Brio with the Thomas Tank Engine trains. But was most interested to find out that you can also buy the Brio brand Bullet Train, Shinkansen on Amazon Japan.

Kitty Violin

I am intrigued! Does this play the traditional violin music? Is that a real bow? Has anyone purchased this kitty violin? Is it a toy violin? It certainly looks like a toy. Nevertheless - very cute! Amazon Japan

Totoro Box

This looks really cute! Has anyone tried one of these boxes? It looks like it is a musical box that you can put in special things! Maybe a necklace or ring or just a chestnut even. Too cute!!! Perhaps these can be bought at other…

My Monchichi Wedding!

Monchichi are still popular!! I adore this photo of Monchichi man and wife!! Has anyone come across the couple before?! I love it!! Amazon Japan Can you vote for them please!!

Girls Sailor Dress

I love this design. It is such a statement! The collar looks so smart on little girls. It is amazing the things that you can buy at Amazon Japan. Do you like this kind of design?

New Year Decoration

At our house during December, we have a combination of Christmas and New Year decorations. It makes for a very festive and multicultural household. Have you got things ready for the new year?

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Ghibli Red

Did you know that there Ghibli describes a colour?? Amazing. Good to know if you are into board/quiz games perhaps? Also whilst the name Ghibli is synonymous with anime for many, it is also attributed to this wonderful model of an…

Thomas Tank for Toddlers

My family has always really liked the Thomas Tank products. So I was pleased to find this toy for toddlers. Have you got a little one who loves trains? What about your family? We have been major investors in the Thomas Tank…

Alice Movie

While on the subject of new movies, I have seen the marketing posters up for the Alice in Wonderland movie. I love the way they have made up the White and Red Queen. I can't wait to see this movie. Anybody a Lewis Carol fan? Curiouser…

Kingdom Hearts Avatar

My son went to see the Avatar movie the other day. Has anyone else seen it? What did you think? My son loved it!! Group of mates, the 3D glasses, the large popcorn, blue candyfloss and coke slurpee drink and he was set! He told me…

I want to be Sumo

If you are invited to fancy dress parties this year and need some inspiration for a character, this headpiece might just convince you to go sumo! Would you be a sumo for fun? This is an interesting Cool Pick on Amazon Japan.

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Best Toy 2009

Is this the Best Toy for 2009 on Amazon Japan? As a family we had a lot of giggles over this Cool Pick. What do you do with it? Has anyone purchased one of these? Would you have voted it the no. 1 best seller of 2009? Take a…

Tokyo Parking

Tokyo Parking I love presenting the family with a puzzle during the holiday season. Something that they can really fiddle with and let their mind work away solving something trivial but challenging. Do your family enjoy puzzles?…

Kids Cork

Kids Educational When my kids were small, I put out lovely beech wood blocks for them to play with. These blocks were handed down through the family. Many of the relatives had played with them over time and we still have them for…

My Photo on Cake

I spoke yesterday about being amazed with the variety that Amazon Japan can offer in products. Not only is there variety, but the products often seem unique to Japan, innovative and provide such choice from a range of highly regarded…

Pudding Face

Well I had to release this post in quick response to the fish head post! I am in stitches .... I am laughing at these fantastic ideas for fancy dress on Amazon Japan. Click through the photo to find out more. I wonder if these head…

Fish Head

After yesterday's nostalgic Mitaka post on taiyaki filled with anko, I was directed to look at this wacky head piece on Amazon Japan. It is a taiyaki/fish head costume. Well, I am gobsmacked! Would you go as a fish head to a fancy…

Rock ‘n Roll Tech

For those who love the guitar, I couldn't resist showcasing this product on Amazon Japan Cool Picks today. Is this product 'only in Japan' or can you buy this cool guitar on other Amazon sites I wonder? Let me know if you have a…