My last visit to Daiso was exciting due to the invasion of frog products. Frogs seem to be a popular animal in Japan.
a little blog dedicated to celebrating the awesomeness of frogs.
A few months ago, a Deviantart artist talked about being on the design team for the Momiji message dolls. She had designed a series of little dolls being in a book club, and I was really happy that she created one girl with a frog hat. So when I finally saw it in stores, I had to pick one up…but not for me! My best friend is a collector of of Momiji dolls and I’ve just gotten into the habit of giving her one every year for her birthday. Although she’s not a frog fan, maybe it’ll remind her of me.
The box is really creative this time, with a magnetic flap.
I went to Seattle last week and had a blast relaxing and shopping and eating lots of Panda Express. I also spotted a lot of really awesome frog items while there.
Check it out! It’s a mini version of my frog plush Norbert.
A cellphone holder from a Japanese goods store Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle.
There was a really nice display in the front of the restaurant Miyabi with a fishing frog. Good food, too, but this isn’t a food blog so go somewhere else for a full review.
Vacations are nice for taking some time off, but even better for discovering new frog things. I’ll take a Frog-cation any day! (okay, agreed – that was lame.)
Here are some more frog things I received for my birthday.
A super cute bottle for the inner child in me! It has a strap and everything so I can carry it and not lose it. From Ynot! He also gave me the best mouse pad ever – KERORI! Unfortunately no photos of it because it’s been heavily (ab)used since I’ve received it.
The best part of this gift was the image on the back of the package:
They look so hostile! As if they’re saying, “Why are you taking photos of us?!?” Love it. The photographer sure knew what s/he was doing.