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 the Sumikko toy with the basic laws of time and space, you know, as one does. And there are snacks! Aoringo means green apple—well, actually it literally means “blue apple” because what’s called blue and what’s called green often differs between Japan and America for complex reasons. Mochi is Japanese rice, uh, sort […]Read More Dagashi Sagashi: Four New Snacks: Featuring Sumikko Gurashi!
In which I talk about a tasty topic and start a new series of posts. Did you ever see the old episode of The Simpsons where Bart is at some grumpy old woman’s house and all she has to entertain him with is a book full of cake pictures? He asks—does she have any real […]Read More Dagashi Sagashi: Japanese Penny Candy and Snacks: Intro + Umaibou x 5