I have a slightly small obsession with Japan and anything cute or kawaii. If you've been reading my posts for a while you'll probably already know this. Japan is my favourite country to visit and travel in. Hands down.
So while in Japan last month I was on the look out for a keepsake to remind me of this visit. And I spotted some very cute bunny art that I couldn't go past...
Don't you just love how well everything is packaged up and presented in Japan? Even though I knew what was in this gift-wrapped box - it was so much fun opening it when we got home.
I just love these illustrations. I also love that even though my Japanese is limited I can more or less understand what each individual piece means...
biiru de kanpai
taisetsu na taisetsu na watashi no tomodachi itsumademo
my precious precious friend forever
Okay, so I can't do a proper translation for this last one. As far as I can tell it's referencing a summer festival, and mentions the green and bright leaves. If anyone out there can translate this for me I would be very grateful. I bought it because it reminded me of summer, and the season I was visiting Japan in.
And here is where they have ended up in my home...
a lovely little shelf in the living room that was just waiting to be filled!
bedside table, spare bedroom
bookshelf, our bedroom
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... so what do you think?