from the Graniph - - my favourite t-shirt brand - stores in Harajuku and Ueno (4200Y/S$63 for two)
from Tokyo National Museum
Bags,Shoes and Stockings
Unisa, from Isetan Shinjuku
from a boutique in Laforet Shopping Centre
traditional Japanese-style bags, from Nakamise Dori in Asakusa (2100Y/S$32.25 each)
my Porter bag, from the Porter outlet at Takashimaya Times Square
fashionable tights, from some department store in Ueno (1785Y/S$26.80)
From Burberry Blue (background) and Miu Miu (foreground), from the Harajuku/Aoyama stores
from the Apple Store in Ginza
Yes, yes, how weird to go to Tokyo to buy an iPod, but it was there...
All these were from Kappadoshi Dori in Asakusa.
one goma aka sesame seed grinder (top left) and three beautiful bowls
cups depicting various types of sushi - cheesy! (250Y/S$3.75 each)
Things Ghibli and More
All these were from the Ghibli Museum and Kiddyland in Omotesando. It may all look a little excessive, but some of these were for friends, I swear.
(front row, from left) Gigi the cat, extra small Totoro, Kittenbus (back row, from right) Totoro - small, medium and large
(anti-clockwise from left) soft Totoro magnet, Totoro windup toy, Gigi magnet, Totoro magnet, Totoro mugs, "Spirited Away" soundtrack and Totoro phone thingum
Totoro face towels
(anti-clockwise from bottom left) Gigi phone thingum, Totoro magnets 1, Totoro magnets 2, Catbus pencil case, Totoro ceramic
(anti-clockwise from bottom left) Little Twin Star mirror, lego memory cardcase, cute elephant bib, Baby Pooh
For the uninitiated, these are soft sponge cakes shaped like bananas and filled with banana-flavoured cream. How is this Japanese? It is. Trust me.
more Japanese confectionary, shaped as Doraemon to add cute factor if need be
dried scallops, from Tsukiji Fish Market (1500Y/S$22.50 for a tub of standard ones and 4000Y/S$60 for better quality ones)
pocky pocky pocky
things we shouldn't have been eating or drinking
instant noodles - score!
Japanese tea (1470Y/S$21.75 for 250g each, plus a small packet of tea free)
Japanese Publications and Stationery
books on life in Japan
ukiyo-e postcards, from Asasuka's Nakamise Dori
ukiyo-e files, from Ueno's Tokyo National Museum souvenir shop
Japanese fashion magazine
From Tokyu Hands, the home of ultimate weirdness and strangely compelling must-buy items:
stuff we didn't know we needed till we set eyes on them...
that's right - more rubbish
stuff we really don't need but could not resist buying, for novelty value
to go with the above, hehe
Muji was no slouch either in this department:
spectacles frame (6300Y/S$94.50), and a terry towel & retractable make-up brush (3045Y/S$45.80)
slippers and shopping bag