Tuesday, 4 October 2016


Just had to share some Japanese cuteness with you, or Kawaii.
We were given these very sweet gifts from our Daughter T, on her return from a recent trip to Japan.

Kawaii Japanese dog and chic on match box and matches

First up are these Kawaii match boxes.
I just love the little face on each match.
So simple but sweet.

Kawaii dog and chic on matches
Kawaii dog and chick on Japanese packaging

Then we have Tokyo Banana!

Japanese sweet
Japanese packaged sweet Tokyo Banana

A souvenir sweet of Tokyo, lovely fluffy sponge cakes with a custard type banana flavoured filling. Mmmm!

Japanese  sweet

And last, but far from least, this box of cookie, of a very funny little character named Gudetama.
Gudetama is a little unusual because he is an egg! A very lazy egg.

Japanese box of cookies, Gudetama the lazy egg
Gudetama, pronounced (Goo-deh tama), is a character created by the same company ( Sanrio ) as
Hello Kitty.
 He has his own Twitter and Facebook accounts with very large followings!

Japanese cookies gudetama,side of box

Kawaii Japanese cookies of Gudetama

Most Sanrio characters are cute and sweet
 Gudetama is definitely cute, but he is also extremely lazy and depressed.

Some articles have reported the character is based on the way parents see their millennial children!
 Whatever ideas are behind his creation, I think he is a little weird, sweet and often funny.
(Be warned there is some grossness attached to him as well!)
 He is a big sensation in Japan, and his popularity is spreading across the world.
When I looked at a few gifs and clips staring Gudetama, I could see why.

Gudetama the lazy egg


I love the Japanese culture for many reason. One of the biggest has to be their wonderful products, whether food, utensils, decor or art, so much effort has gone into making them cute, beautiful or evocative.
Their products are never just something you eat or use.
 They often bring a smile to my face or twang my heart strings.
And that is something I can always have more of.

What about you?

I think I might go and watch... just a few more.... Gudetama clips!
She : D
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