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DIY! Kawaii Journaling Stickers Using LINE Sticker Designs

Buying Japanese stickers can be expensive. Worst of all, sometimes you buy a sheet that’s even too cute to use! I know shopping is a hassle, and lately I’ve really been enjoying printing my own stickers to use. The best part is you can reprint them over and over, so…

The Best Places to Get Japanese Stationery Outside of Japan

Whenever I post something from my Hobonichi, I sometimes get questions about where I obtain such cute stationery. The truth is, I get most of it in Japan but that’s not a helpful answer for most people. But don’t worry, there’s also a lot of stationery I buy online that…

Otona Kawaii Guide – Part 1: History of Otona Kawaii

Welcome to the first part of my otona kawaii guide. This guide will be broken into multiple parts, and exists to provide some insight into: what otona kawaii is, it’s history, and how you can adapt it into your own life. You might be surprised to learn that it already…

The Otaku Guide to Ikebukuro: Updated for 2018!

Hello 2018! This is a major update of a post I made back in 2016, with much more information that has come with multiple trips to Japan. I hope you can make good use of the information here on your own trips to Tokyo. When in Japan, all otaku make…

My Solo Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Japan Alone

I count my blessings often that I have a job that has provided me with the ability to do some traveling. I had always written off Japan as being too expensive while growing up, but between student loan and rent payments, I’ve been fortunate to scrap together the money to…