Unless otherwise marked, everything is a buck fifty, so you can overdose on kawaii: Bento boxes, notebooks and school supplies, melamine sponges, teapots, masks and party goods, fans, tchotchkes, cooking utensils, chopsticks and soup bowls, weird and exotic foods . . . everything for the discerning Japanophile in your home who likes cheap, colorful stuff.
If there's one thing that can zap your zen faster than a violin class for preschoolers, it's clutter. The quandary of too much stuff is only magnified when you dwell in a tiny-ass apartment or dorm room. Luckily, the Japanese have perfected space optimization. (That and making really awesome game shows.) Daiso, a pink-walled discount […]
I went to Japan and fell in love. It was my first time there, and whoooooa, the place is surreal. I felt like a metal ball in a pinball machine, gleefully bouncing around amid flashing lights, bizarre corners and colorful characters. I've been back a week and already miss the food (ramen everywhere!), the kanpais, […]