Okay, I'm really not, but living in Hawaii gets one very familiar with the Japanese culture, and when your bestie's parents are straight from the mother land, you get attached to all things Nihongo.
Before we get into Etsy and all that jazz, I'd like to say, "Wow, it's been a whole damn year since I've blogged...my bad." Now that I've got that said, here we go into Etsy, Japanese style.
First up, who could think Japanese without a little sushi in their life? For all you cold weather people, here's a cute accessory that you could wear:
Doesn't that make you want to Om Nom Nom someone's ears off? No? Well meh to you, because I think it's adorably delicious. You can purchase these sushi earmuffs here for $30, less than what it costs for a good sushi meal.
Next up is for those sukebe out there. Cosplay is big everywhere, in fact we have kawaii kon here in Hawaii, and it's pretty popular. The pinnacle of every old (and young) man's eye and smaller head however, is the Japanese school girl. In fact, Cafe Tea Parlours around are dedicated to girls dressed like these school girls so those old (and some young) dudes can get their rocks off. If you've ever wanted to dress like one, you can get a costume on Etsy.
For a mere $128, you can be the object of someone's fantasy. No one tell my beau. I have no idea if he's into this, and I don't really want to know. Purchase your cosplay costume here.
If school girls aren't your thing, how about your own harajuku...on a necklace?
Not everyone has the...erm, guts, to dress in full harajuku wear, but many adore the girls. You can have your very own harajuku girl, on a necklace, like the girl above. She even comes with her own rainbow (make what of that as you will). She cost $65 dollars and can be purchased from this creator.
Last but not least, because I love weird things, and I love the game Katamari Damacy, I'm going to point you out to the most awesomest of awesome sculpture thingies ever:
Have you ever played this game? If not, I suggest you should. It's a mindless, crazy game, where you can roll up entire cities with your sticky ball (not sticky balls, you sicko, that's another game entirely.) Katamari is one of those kooky games only someone Japanese could come up with. This sculpture can be yours for $13.50, here. You can also buy it for the blogger author, she would love you.
Happy 2012, everyone! I hope to see you guys more often this year. Be creative and dream on!
- The Jaded Muse.