In which I finally start digging into older stuff to organize The Mooon and rediscover a milestone set. It seems like any plans I make don’t work out the way I expected them to, yet they still work out, just in a form I didn’t anticipate. One of the original goals of this blog was […]
Read More Sanrio: Re-Ment Cookie Mascot (2009, Partial Set)
In which I get a little bit of childhood bliss with my friends the Sumikko asking for the ride. Does anyone else feel like time goes both really slowly and quickly with all the stupid stuff associated with 2020? I’m constantly behind on everything professionally and personally, but at the same time I just noticed […]
Read More Magazine: Pucchigumi September 2020
In which I’m reminded just how many awesome Sanrio characters I’ve loved over the years (and, ugh, how many dumb dates I’ve had, too). Quite a long time ago, I went on a date with some guy. That’s almost all I remember about it, and the only reason I remember that is because we went […]
Read More Sanrio: 100 Character Stickers (2013)
In which the magazine is nice, but the furoku is a veritable pile of Sumikko amazingness. Here’s yet another kids’ magazine from Japan with yet another set of Sumikko Gurashi furoku that still manages to stick out from the competition just by being so plentiful. First, though, let’s discuss the magazine content for the September […]
Read More Magazine: Oekaki Hime September 2020 + Sumikko Gurashi Stationery Furoku
In which there are no bad candies — wait, there’s one horrible one — and one extremely cute sticker. It’s funny, because I never really liked American Kit Kat, but a lot of the Japanese flavors I find genuinely delicious. I also like to buy them because they are a fairly approachable way to introduce […]
Read More Japanese Snacks: Hello Kitty Candy and Sea Salt Kit Kat
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 my shameless weakness to Sumikko cuteness is at perhaps an all-time high.
Read More Magazine: Oekaki Parfait Stamp Pen Ippai Mook
In which nostalgia pulls me close like a hug, and I’m reminded of the power of Sanrio in bringing people together. Back when I was a kid approximately 3.41 million years ago, I absolutely loved Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters in general. Although I credit anime with making me want to study Japanese and go […]
Read More Book: Sanrio Design The 70s and 80s