Ribbon Marche pop up play area

Ribbon Marche is a kids dressing-up and make believe pop up play area that travels around the country. It will visit Peony Walk in Higashimatsuyama for the February bank holiday weekend, from Saturday February 9th to Monday bank holiday February 11th. We have been to a couple of their pop-upsRead More →

lucky bags saitama

Lucky bags Saitama – Yesterday, I wrote about lucky bags and shared the places you could buy them today, January 1st. This article shares places that offer them from tomorrow the 2nd of January. Snippets from yesterday’s article explaining fukubukuro. Lucky bags are a very popular New Year’s tradition. …福Read More →

New years lucky bags japan saitama fukubukuro

Lucky bags Japan – Lucky bags are a very popular New Year’s tradition. I first happened upon lucky bags quite by accident when I was a student here. It was early in the New Year and myself and my friends were shopping in Takasaki station. They had a sealed HelloRead More →

Shoe Fitting Lalaport Fujimi Moonstar

Shoe Fitting Saitama – I remember the joy of finding a Clarks shoe shop in Tokyo, Omotesando, only to find out that they don’t do the children’s range in Japan. Like so many Irish (and British?) I grew up, figuratively and literally, in Clarks shoes! I wanted to be ableRead More →