In which we mix Sumikko, bakery goods and Re-ment for an unsurprisingly tasty treat. I’m still puzzling through the realities of the relationship between Sumikko and Re-ment. I’ve mentioned in other blog entries that I’ve always assumed that licensed character Re-ment sets are of lower quality, but I’ve been going through a lot of Pokemon […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Re-ment Funwari Mocchiri Yakitate Panyasan
In which we’ve got a lot of sweet cuteness to catch up on. Poor Sumikko — you’ve gotten a bit piled up with all this Pokemon! Let’s remedy that. It’s actually not that I haven’t been buying Sumikko stuff; it’s more that the things I’ve been buying require a bit of work to write about, […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Several Random New Things
In which we return again to the lovely Tapioca Park, knowing this won’t be our last visit. I’ve still got some Tapioca Park-themed items to show you–today, let’s look at the standard San-x six-inch-by-four inch notepad, with both of the variations since I couldn’t choose just one. How many times have I said I love […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Tapioca Park Notepads x2
In which, just like always, I don’t leave a single fried friend on my plate. I guess it’s good my life is simple in one way, at least — San-x releases Tonkatsu-heavy merchandise, I buy Tonkatsu-heavy merchandise, I write about it delightedly here, and then I go eat some forty cent dinner with my leftover […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Agekko Rubber Charm Set
In which we have two sweet little treats from the Sumikko gang at a bargain price. I was going through my iPad the other day and realized I had photographed some items for the site and got, predictably, distracted by something else and forgot all about them. So let’s have a double feature of two […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Omoshiro Fan (Dagashiya) + Room Mat (Issho ni Otamarikai)
In which I relax in the bliss of Tapioca Park with some dear friends. Today I received an amiami order (it arrived overnight from Japan to the USA, and I’m still pretty in awe of that!) with so many goodies it’s hard to know where to start. But I couldn’t resist checking out these Tapioca […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Tapioca Park Scene Plush + Tenori Plush Tapi Unicorn
In which the Sumikko and their friends make an awfully cute kindergarten class.
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Re-Ment Atsumare! Sumikko Youchien
In which Meat Dad takes his kids and moves into a lovely little family home in the corner of town.
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko House w/ Garden Terrace (+ New Tenori Plush)
In which there is a lot that’s great about this magazine, but best of all, as always, is the furoku.
Read More Magazine: Tanoshii Youchien September 2020
In which the lunch definitely isn’t free, but it’s a hell of a meal nonetheless. There’s something to say for all of the Sumikko and Minikko — there’s no favorite that surprises me. Love Neko’s sweet worried nature or Zassou’s positivity or Tokage’s love for his mom or Nisetsumuri’s shame over his identity the best? […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Age Age Agekko Lunch Plush Set