I was in luck that this time, my partner was sent to a conference in Tokyo. When he asked me what to bring back for me, of course I asked for a few pieces of kawaii and foods I've read so much about!
Got more than a few.. my kawaii hoard :3 The pikachu is for my son but was too cute to omit :D My partner said he even saw two lolitas walk by while in Tokyo. I'm pretty sure he would see more of them if he went to Harajuku.. but thats one place where we will walk together, someday...
Turns out most Sanrio in Tokyo is made up by Kello Kitty, but a little bit of merchanside of the other characters can be found. My favorite from Sanrio is Little Twin Stars, two siblings, Kiki and Lala. I got Little Twin Stars notebook, sticker and necklace! Yay!
The Sanrio bag has a little surprise stuck inside... but it's empty! I'm not sure how it is meant to be used? o.O Oh, and the corners of the notebook have little Kiki and little Lala printed on them. Cute overload :3
I really wanted to try some matcha KitKats. They have dozens of KitKat flavors in Japan, including special sakura KitKats sold around Hanami. I also got matcha chocolates and cookies. I think I'll stick with traditional chocolate. Althought I love iced green tea, which is (supposedly?) made from powdered matcha, I didn't like matcha chocolate. It tasted like if white chocolate melted together with matcha powder. I like my chocolates on the sweeter side!
are another thing I really wanted to try. I heard they're kind of
addictive? I'm glad I got chocolate and strawberry ones instead of
matcha Pocky I asked for. The chocolate pocky are covered in quality dark chocolate, and the strawberry ones taste like if dipped in a rich strawberry yoghurt. Yum!
Pokemon! Another of my favorite things which originated in Japan. Soft Pikachu plushie and my own metallic pokeball. There were pikachu candies inside! Aaand this is last photo of todays post. See you again!