“You Can’t Get Any Cuter Than This,”…

…says Ryan R. And we tend to believe him. “You might like to check this out. She’s a Japanese food artist and painter. Many of her works are based around Ghibli.” (Website here: “Supercute cooking for healthy geeks.”)

Oh. In that case, I’m IN.

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GAAAA, We Missed National Cat Day…In Japan???

It was YESTERDAY. (Also known as Nyan Nyan Nyan Day.) Totally missed the mark with this one. (Looking at YOU, Andrew Y.) A thousand apologies. Anyway, how about these? [*Note: Duh, you did this last year. Check the records much? -Ed.]

Cat shaped eclairs. I love me some eclair action, I do indeed. But no way could I eat these.

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Photos and story deets seen on Neatorama.

Skip Valentine’s Day, Head Straight To Easter

Another one just in from The Big J, because, well, while WE sleep here in the US, they keep cranking out the Cute. It seems a well-known donut company whose initials are KK are rolling these out in Japan in 10 days or so, for two bucks each. (Easter is April 5th. As we all know, holidays and donuts go well together over there, right? Halloween, anyone?)

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[*Note- Normally Andrew Y. would have zipped this over. Not the case here- someone wake him up. Thanks. -Ed.]

Hungry Hippos, Perfect For A Bunday Brunch!

Hope you’re enjoying your Bunday wherever you happen to be- if you haven’t had your Bunday Brunch yet, we have just the thing for you. Click here for the full recipe!

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Story and hover deets from Design Taxi.

Haven’t Seen Any Whackadoodle Qte Food Lately..

….so leave it to The Big J to serve it up, thanks to Andrew Y. and RocketNews 24. (I actually did see this, but I’ll toss the cred his way.) So, check these out. What we have here seems to be….Parakeet Cakes.

Of course they are.

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Quoting RN now, “There’s now a special exhibit going on at the Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro shop until January 22 titled the “Parakeets and their Friends Exhibit (Inko to Nakama-tachi Ten).”

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You can also buy these there, too. These limited edition Para-Cakes are made by a place called the Kotori Café, and the set of three cakes is priced at 1,200Y, or a little over $10 US. So you’d better get there fast!

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Must.
Go.
To.
Japan.
Soon.

Take Yer Pick- “Zoo,” Or “Aquarium!”

Now, I must admit, the RocketNews24 header (from Andrew Y., manning the Pacific Rim Desk for C.O.) had me confoozed. Admittedly, that’s easy to do. Ask my wife.

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OK, so- as far as the names go. Look closely, and you’ll notice that these Buns are shaped like animal or aquatic creatures. That answers that. But what ARE they?

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Quoting RN, “These lines of confectioneries are sold by Japanese sweets maker Namikoshiken — they’re called the ‘Zoo’ (Dobutsuen) and ‘Aquarium’ (Suizokukan) series of sweet steamed Buns.”

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They go for between $12 and $13, USD.

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But that means nothing, since once again, you can’t get ‘em outside The Big J.

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But if you’re in Japan- you’re in luck. As usual.

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These Buns Can’t Wait For ‘Tocktober

And that’s because they’re a different KIND of Buns. You eat these Doggy Sausage Bread Buns! (Well, you’re ‘sposed to- but they’re so Cute, you might have a problem with that.) Anyway, Ace Cuteporter Andrew Y. sent this our way. You can make these right at home, and here’s the recipe!

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I Don’t Think We Even Need To Mention….

where these are from. Y’all know by now. Check hovers for guesses as to what they are.

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Bored Panda.

Teddy. Bear. TOAST.

This is called “Ernest Bread Pop Up,” and supposedly, you can buy it somewhere on this website- good luck with that.

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From Wendy M. as spotted on Boing Boing, and originally on the now-bookmarked for future perusal TokyoFinds.com. (I read BB all the time- how did I miss this? -B.)

Mister Donut And Miffy! (Honest.)

RocketNews 24 says these are just for kids. Don’t believe that for one minute. There’s a donut chain in The Big J called Mister Donut. (We’ve encountered these guys before.) Kids 12 and under can order what’s called a “Kids Set.” That’s a small drink, two doughnuts (or pie!) and one of these Miffy The Rabbit figures for under $4 dollars US. (There’s another version that comes with soup and one doughnut. AND- they come with wheels so you can zip ‘em on the ground and freak out the cat.)

No youngsters of your own? 問題ありません!(No problem!) Borrow your neighbors and head on over. Oh, and a DETAIL: ya need to be IN Japan, too.

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