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Japan 2016: The hauls

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

There was just as much shopping as there was eating during the Tokyo trip and even then, it really wasn’t enough. Never enough.

First up, calligraphy and lettering supplies. There are a million places we searched for to buy goods and then some more where we just stumbled across places and ended up buying stuff. Let me list for you the places we found some awesome calligraphy supplies:

  • Sekaido Shinjuku Tokyo | www.rubyyee.comSekaido Shinjuku
    Website [Japanese] There’s 6 levels of fancy art supplies. I bought the majority of my things here. I went kind of crazy because it was the first supplies shop and the second day into our trip.
  • Lapis Roppongi | www.rubyyee.comLapis Design & Art Supply – Roppongi Hills
    Website
    We walked past this place a few times and I wanted to walk in every time. Bought a lot of the Kuretake brush pens here. They had a wall full of them. There was also a giant Mono eraser.
  • Tokyu Hands | www.rubyyee.comTokyu Hands – Multiple
    Website
    We went to about 5 different Tokyu Hands, but if you’re after a huge variety you’re best to go into one of Shibuya, Ikebukuro, or Shinjuku stores (or all). The Shibuya even has these weird half levels, and you could seriously get lost in there. Stationery shopping is very serious; bring a friend.
    Don’t forget to bring your passport for automatic 5% discount!
    This is a lifestyle store, so you can be sure you’ll be spending money on many other things as well.
  • Itoya | www.rubyyee.comItoya – Ginza
    Website
    Hold on to something, guys…there’s two entire buildings of Itoya – K.Itoya and G.Itoya. There are amazing papers wall-to-wall, and don’t forget several levels of pens. There’s craft supplies and travel supplies and even a little exhibition room in the basement. Give yourself at least two hours in these buildings! They’re also hard to miss – there’s a giant paper clip outside one and a giant pen outside the other.
  • Loft Ginza | www.rubyyee.comLoft – Multiple
    Website [Japanese] This one is similar to Tokyu Hands. We spent about two hours in there the first time we went in to one of these, so plan your trip(s) accordingly. If you’re not going to visit many of these like we ended up doing, make sure you hit up the big ones! Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Yurakucho, Yokohama.
  • A few other places that were pretty good for ogling things and occasionally splurging on one-off items we didn’t mean to: Isetan Shinjuku, Keio Department Store Shinjuku, Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku.

Here are some pretty pictures of my calligrahaul.

Calligraphy Supplies Japan | ww.rubyyee.com

The calligraphy haul

Calligraphy Supplies Japan | ww.rubyyee.com

Inks from Sekaido

Iroshizuku | www.rubyyee.com

Iroshizuku ink set from Keio Department Store

Iroshizuku | www.rubyyee.com

Look at them waking up

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush | www.rubyyee.com

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush from Lapis and Sekaido

Kuretake Watercolors | www.rubyyee.com

Kuretake Watercolors from Sekaido

Kuretake Brush Pen | www.rubyyee.com

Kuretake Brush Pen from Isetan

Sumi Ink | www.rubyyee.com

Sumi Ink from Sekaido

Artist Brush Pens | www.rubyyee.com

Artist Brush Pens from Loft

Fixion Goods | www.rubyyee.com

Fixion Goods from Tokyu Hands and Lapis

Tachikawa Manga Pen | www.rubyyee.com

Tachikawa Manga Pen from Sekaido

Next up, FOOD!

Being a crazy food lover, I couldn’t very well leave Japan without a giant stash of food. Too bad I couldn’t take any Hokkaido milk things with me..although, I made sure to buy as much Hokkaido stuff as I could get my hands off. By the way, the Hokkaido melon, AKA yubari, is fucking amazing.

Pocky Love | www.rubyyee.com

Pocky Love

ROYCE Chocolate Chips | www.rubyyee.com

Gotta have my ROYCE

KitKat Haul | www.rubyyee.com

KitKat Haul

MUJI Food | www.rubyyee.com

MUJI Food because you can’t get any here.

Omiyage | www.rubyyee.com

Omiyage …for myself.

Gouden Wafels | www.rubyyee.com

Gouden Wafels – Yup, they were delicious.

Hokkiado Milk Chocolate | www.rubyyee.com

Hokkiado Milk Chocolate – these were AMAZING

Yubari Hi-Chew | www.rubyyee.com

Yubari Hi-Chew – best flavour ever. I got Mum Yee to bring home a stack more

Miscellaneous Food | www.rubyyee.com

Things that are 100 times cheaper in Japan

Premium Chocolate | www.rubyyee.com

Premium Chocolate – these were meh, I should’ve omiyage’d them away.

Miscellaneous Food | www.rubyyee.com

Miscellaneous Food

Blueberry Marshmallow | www.rubyyee.com

Blueberry Marshmallow were super yum BTW, you should get some from the grocery store.

Time for….SAILOR MOON

So, any one who knows me, knows that I’m a massive Sailor Moon freak. Really, I tried to hold back on my Sailor Moon buying, but …you know…they sneak in.

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Ugly-cute Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Luna cushion + blanket

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Luna & Artemis mugs

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Except for the box, I’m totally trying to use the other things…..maybe

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Capsule toys!

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Random shit plus my phone lol

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

It’s a Moonie mask. I really should try them soon

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

I’ll never know what I got.

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From the Sailor Moon Exhibition in Roppongi Hills

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

These taste awesome.

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Sailor Moon x Samantha Vega collaboration

Sailor Moon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Sailor Moon x Samantha Vega collaboration

Doraemon

Really, I love Doraemon as much as I love Sailor Moon……=D

Doraemon Haul | www.rubyyee.com

YAY

Doraemon Food | www.rubyyee.com

Doraemon pasta and Ramune flavoured chewing gum

Makeup Haul

Cosmetics Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From Etude House

Cosmetics Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From TAT Nail Shop

Cosmetics Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From Loft

Cosmetics Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From BIC Camera

Cosmetics Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From Loft

Cosmetics Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From Loft

Cosmetics Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From Loft

Miscellaneous Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From Loft

Snoopy Haul | www.rubyyee.com

From the new Snoopy Museum

Snoopy Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Capsule toy comes with a comic

Miscellaneous Haul | www.rubyyee.com

Umbrella lol..I’m also an umbrella nut

Miscellaneous Haul | www.rubyyee.com

It’s a FUJISAN!

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