Yep, that's right - more amazing looking cupcakes courtesy of my girlfriend as a sequel to her epic Pac-Man and and Totoro ones. And damn tasty they were too. Apparently she's got something even more special planned for her next ...Read More


A bit off-topic, but I know lots of you got a kick out of the Totoro cupcakes my better half made earlier in the year. Well, she's been at it again. My birthday is Christmas Eve, but we tend to ...Read More


Long time readers may recall my girlfriend's love for making things Totoro related - including my Valentines Day card and some Halloween pumpkins - and after a busy few months she finally got round to adding something new to the ...Read More


With the anime industry facing recession and accused of creative stagnation, a common recent tactic has been to take two well established genres and weld them together, often with questionable results. Satellite Studios' Basquash! pulls the same move, merging sports ...Read More


I never tire of how my partner manages to make something Totoro related for special days, but I was particularly impressed when I she gave me this fantastic card this morning - so much so I had to share. Look ...Read More


As mentioned in an earlier post, we survived the melee of the Ghibli Museum shop, even if we were left more than a few thousand yen poorer by the experience… First of our spoils is this beautifully printed Mei and the ...Read More


Despite having been boringly safely back in the UK for over a month now, I’m still only just managing to mentally process everything we saw and experienced in Tokyo. A major highlight for us, in fact one of the main ...Read More


Kiddy Land is a pretty mainstream toy shop, and wouldn't normally warrent a mention here - except that this is Tokyo, and mainstream means something completely different. Spanning five floors, of most interest are the anime and Ghibli sections. While ...Read More


Shinjuku seems to be littered with tiny pet stores and street stalls selling hyperactive puppies and kittens in plastic cages - simultaneously both one of the most disturbing and kawaii things I've ever witnessed. Hand written signs proclaim both the ...Read More