Japanese Goodies

I gave my room a huge clean up yesterday, including an entire re-organization of my wardrobe, re-stacking of magazines and a clearing my desk and floor space. Underneath my bed I found a crate filled with a bunch of goodies I purchased in the US back in January, which I still hadn’t opened/used/eaten. Above is the first item; miniature japanese foods and kitchen items. On the box it says “Is Dinner Ready?!”. And if anyone can translate the japanese text… ^_~

I’d already opened the on on the right in the US the day I purchased it from this store that sells all imported toys, stationary, home wears and lollies from Japan. It’s a mini gyoza/dumpling set, which I love because they are one of my favourite foods om nom nom.

Gyoza, anyone?

Opening the second box…

Yes! The dish washing set!

Complete with a real sponge and little brown furry scrubber thing

(does anyone know the names of those?)

In the packet containing the two above items, there was this little note.

Again, if anyone can translate the japanese…? I’m very curious as to what it says.

Eek! Now you can see what a terrible polish job I do of my nails.

Second item, orange/mandarin lip balm from EPCOT.

Orange is my favourite flavour of everything, especially lollies… and orange chocolate! 🙂

Most people I know find this really weird.

Is anyone else out there a fan of orange flavoured things?

Okay, Munny is the one part of this post that is not Japanese. Munny is actually by Kidrobot. But it would have been a little awkward to put “Japanese and one American goody” as the title ^^

I got this one at the MoMA in NYC, along with a blue one and a

white one (which I gave to my brother).

I am a huge fan of Kidrobot designs. They were a big influence in my visual arts major work, (which I’m still in the process of making). A couple of years ago I visited their LA store, which was amazing! I could look at all their little figurines for hours.

Munnys come with a pen (to draw designs on their bodies), a planning sticker,

a name tag and a surprise accessory. I’m too scared to draw on mine in case I ruin them,

so I just leave them blank.

I got a hat!


What the?!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend~




  1. Þomeline
    June 27, 2010 / 3:19 am

    these are AMAZING, i wish i had an amazing stash of toys under my bed 🙁 instead i just have binders filled with notes and essays on ancient civilizations and latin translations (my cool factor does not even make it onto the cool ladder lol)

  2. h.tea
    June 27, 2010 / 11:23 am

    Oh my gosh! The miniature food set is soooooo cuuuute! Thank you for the comment 🙂 It made me smile!

  3. Vanessa
    June 27, 2010 / 2:05 pm

    Ah! Mini Japanese food!!! I am a sucker for anything miniature. Especially to do with food. The miniature dumplings are so cute! And the little scourer too :)I've never heard of Munny's before, they look really cool. I'll have to keep my eye out for them. Orange, yum. I can't say I'm a huge fan of orange chocolate, I'm pretty boring. But I do like oranges (as in the food)!!!Ooh I am craving miniature dumplings. xxx Vanessa

  4. Susie
    June 27, 2010 / 9:55 pm

    Hahah, the little Japanese food & house sets are adorable. I found something like that before in Korea but they were erasers! Super cute 😛

  5. avalonne lou summers
    June 28, 2010 / 2:39 am

    Japanese toys are the best!!! I love the miniature food and home stuff!!! Ahhh I want gyozas right now!!! Yum!!! You should get I love DOF printed on a t-shirt, seriously! Design it yourself, I say 🙂 Have you been keeping up with Wimbledon???

  6. rebecca
    June 28, 2010 / 11:51 am

    the mini sets are so, so cool! I want one :Phttp://itscohen.blogspot.com/

  7. ★ Nina Saiful
    June 28, 2010 / 12:07 pm

    Haha, this entire post is soo cute! Things like this are my guilty pleasure ;DBtw, I'm following your blog, it's filled with amazing pictures!Classique chérie

  8. Twee + Kz
    June 28, 2010 / 3:52 pm

    Hey dear,thanks so much for your sweet message!!i got the jumper from shopbop and it's on sale~!!check it out and see whether you can catch up with the sale!!the miniature are the cutest!!i have a set of bakery miniature too~!!xxxtweewww.EzzentricTopz.blogspot.com

  9. ☁ christine
    June 28, 2010 / 6:43 pm

    Omg sofie these pictures are soooo cute and clear. I love Japanese anything! You did such a great job at photographing everything. Did you use a shadow box.??

  10. indigotangerine
    June 29, 2010 / 4:31 am

    I am convinced that everything is cuter in japan.-indigo

  11. Britty
    June 29, 2010 / 5:25 am

    oooooh snap time to play!

  12. Silmi Sabila
    June 29, 2010 / 5:53 am

    Awwwww those things are supa-dupa cute!

  13. avalonne lou summers
    June 29, 2010 / 5:58 pm

    I saw them on Nasty Gal Vintage too! They're cheaper, but they don't have the flip-up ones in black sadly. Yeah I have worn them out, I got a lot of stares! Oh well, it doesn't bother me, I adore them so well!!! Yeah get a pair, seriously!

  14. projectvee
    June 30, 2010 / 12:25 am

    wow, that's freaking adorable!! <3

  15. ☁ christine ☂
    June 30, 2010 / 6:33 am

    I'm now viewing this post a second time, and I still can't stop myself from getting just a bit giddy. :DAHH I really want to start collecting rement sets, but I know I will just want more and more because it never ends! Plus I don't know where to put it all. Do you take yours out and display it? Or you just leave it in their boxes?Thanks for the info on your white box! My boyfriend made a shadow box before, and it's just such a hassle for me to have to set up all the lights and such. As for my doodles, I actually don't use highlighters! I draw everything with a sharpie pen and take a photo of it, then I color it in on photoshop. 🙂 You should really get a moleskine and start your own! I'd love to see it.

  16. Naka
    June 30, 2010 / 2:32 pm

    omg i love small cute things ^^ and thank you for following u ahve a cute blog urself i'll follow back :3 i wanna get one of those kid robots ^^

  17. eleanor
    July 4, 2010 / 10:12 pm

    oh my – those food sets are freaking adorable! i want one!X

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