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YOKOSO! Kawaii lovers, otaku minds and cool-ture fans of Nippon! ☆

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This year’s September and October are Japan Lover Me’s Kawaii Months! 

We’ll be sharing all things cute and wonderful from the homeland of the kawaii culture (which has taken the world by storm!) ヾ(・ω・*)ノ

Are you ready?  Please comment with anything kawaii-related that you’d like us to feature!  

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Hello JapanLovers! Lara from USA sent us her contribution for the Tabemono (food) month! 

"Summer time in Japan means kakigoori (shaved ice)! The best place for shaved ice in Ebisu, Tokyo is a small shop behind the station called "Japanese Ice Ouca". Although the shop is small you’re sure to find it immediately from the crowds out front! There’s a line even on weeknights!

They have adorable bear shaped shaved ice, with lots of syrup on top and yummy red bean paste and Japanese mikan orange slices at the bottom. I definitely recommend the strawberry shaved ice bear! But if you’re not interested in shaved ice they also have a rainbow of gelato flavors to choose from, from green tea to tomato! Plus any order of gelato comes with a plain cookie and some konbu (seaweed- gotta love the contrast of salty and sweet). My favorite gelato flavor so far is watermelon, but my best friend loves the kabocha “squash/pumpkin” flavor “

Thank you Lara! ☆ @mainichiphotos ☆

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth

Hello JapanLovers! Lara from USA sent us her contribution for the Tabemono (food) month!

"Summer time in Japan means kakigoori (shaved ice)! The best place for shaved ice in Ebisu, Tokyo is a small shop behind the station called "Japanese Ice Ouca". Although the shop is small you’re sure to find it immediately from the crowds out front! There’s a line even on weeknights!

They have adorable bear shaped shaved ice, with lots of syrup on top and yummy red bean paste and Japanese mikan orange slices at the bottom. I definitely recommend the strawberry shaved ice bear! But if you’re not interested in shaved ice they also have a rainbow of gelato flavors to choose from, from green tea to tomato! Plus any order of gelato comes with a plain cookie and some konbu (seaweed- gotta love the contrast of salty and sweet). My favorite gelato flavor so far is watermelon, but my best friend loves the kabocha “squash/pumpkin” flavor “

Thank you Lara! ☆ @mainichiphotos ☆

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth

Okonomiyaki is a very popular Japanese pancake-like dish that directly translates to “anything you like, grilled!” ♡There is a wide range of stuff you can put in your okonomiyaki: beef, seafood, vegetables, sweet corn, chili, cheese, bacon, and A LOT MORE! (*A*) Most establishments that serve okonomiyaki have grill-it-yourself facilities that let you choose the ingredients and toppings for your okonomiyaki and let you grill it by yourself. Sounds fun, right? 。(⌒∇⌒。)Have you ever tried one? What ingredients and toppings would you like your okonomiyaki to have? 
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Okonomiyaki is a very popular Japanese pancake-like dish that directly translates to “anything you like, grilled!” ♡

There is a wide range of stuff you can put in your okonomiyaki: beef, seafood, vegetables, sweet corn, chili, cheese, bacon, and A LOT MORE! (*A*) Most establishments that serve okonomiyaki have grill-it-yourself facilities that let you choose the ingredients and toppings for your okonomiyaki and let you grill it by yourself. 

Sounds fun, right? 。(⌒∇⌒。)

Have you ever tried one? What ingredients and toppings would you like your okonomiyaki to have? 

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Art by littlemisspaintbrush

ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン / Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has a (One Piece-themed) Straw Hat Crew’s Feast Restaurant! Who wants to go?? 

Japan Lover Me contributor @_ashleydy just posted a review of the themed restaurant on her blog. Definitely a must-read if you’re currently arranging your Japan / Osaka travel itinerary 

Candy Kawaii Lover blog: www.candykawaiilover.blogspot.jp/2014/08/usj-straw-hat-crews-feast-restaurant.html

(ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

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ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン / Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has a (One Piece-themed) Straw Hat Crew’s Feast Restaurant! Who wants to go??

Japan Lover Me contributor @_ashleydy just posted a review of the themed restaurant on her blog. Definitely a must-read if you’re currently arranging your Japan / Osaka travel itinerary

Candy Kawaii Lover blog: www.candykawaiilover.blogspot.jp/2014/08/usj-straw-hat-crews-feast-restaurant.html

(ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

#japanloverme #japan #onepiece #otakujapanlover #candykawaiilover #tabemono #tabemonomonth #osaka

FUNAcafe (The GUEST cafe&diner ) featuring kawaii mascot ふなっしー Funassyi! 

Photo credits: http://www.fashion-press.net/news/12342

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FUNAcafe (The GUEST cafe&diner ) featuring kawaii mascot ふなっしー Funassyi!

Photo credits: http://www.fashion-press.net/news/12342

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Kawaii kuma-shaped (bear-shaped) dessert (✪㉨✪)

Thank you Claire for the photos! ( Mimiclaire Sweets ) 

#japanloverme #japan #kawaiijapanlover #kawaii #tabemono #tabemonomonth

Kawaii kuma-shaped (bear-shaped) dessert (✪㉨✪)

Thank you Claire for the photos! ( Mimiclaire Sweets )

#japanloverme #japan #kawaiijapanlover #kawaii #tabemono #tabemonomonth

Kawaii JapanLovers in Manila, are you ready for the ultimate kawaii experience in the Philippines..? ♡ 

From the same producers of Japan Lover Me .. we proudly present to you … .

✧ Kawaii in Manila 2: The First Philippine かわいい Convention.

This time, on its 2nd run, Kawaii in Manila has become bigger and better as it brings Japanese brands such as Lucy Pop (Japanese school girls “Kawaii” uniform “LucyPop”) all the way from Japan! Kawaii in Manila 2 takes you to a magical portal where you can experience cuteness through this year’s Philippine fair x Japanese matsuri (festival) theme. Several interesting kawaii specialty shops, workshops contests and activities await everyone. It is also an avenue for kawaii enthusiasts who want to showcase their creativity through art, fashion and photography. Kawaii in Manila 2 is here to show everyone how wonderful a kawaii world can be! 

★ When: September 6, 2014 (11:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
★ Where: Whitespace Manila, Makati, Philippines (Map)
★ Official Website: www.convention.kawaii.ph
★ Hashtag: ‪#‎kawaiiinmanila2‬ & ‪#‎kawaiiph‬
★ Ticket Prices:
Pre-order: 150 PHP
Door price: 170 PHP

Ongoing worldwide kawaii campaign: www.convention.kawaii.ph/campaign

#japanloverme #japan #kawaiijapanlover #philippines #kawaiiinmanila2

Kawaii JapanLovers in Manila, are you ready for the ultimate kawaii experience in the Philippines..? ♡

From the same producers of Japan Lover Me .. we proudly present to you … .

✧ Kawaii in Manila 2: The First Philippine かわいい Convention.

This time, on its 2nd run, Kawaii in Manila has become bigger and better as it brings Japanese brands such as Lucy Pop (Japanese school girls “Kawaii” uniform “LucyPop”) all the way from Japan! Kawaii in Manila 2 takes you to a magical portal where you can experience cuteness through this year’s Philippine fair x Japanese matsuri (festival) theme. Several interesting kawaii specialty shops, workshops contests and activities await everyone. It is also an avenue for kawaii enthusiasts who want to showcase their creativity through art, fashion and photography. Kawaii in Manila 2 is here to show everyone how wonderful a kawaii world can be!

★ When: September 6, 2014 (11:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
★ Where: Whitespace Manila, Makati, Philippines (Map)
★ Official Website: www.convention.kawaii.ph
★ Hashtag: ‪#‎kawaiiinmanila2‬ & ‪#‎kawaiiph‬
★ Ticket Prices:
Pre-order: 150 PHP
Door price: 170 PHP

Ongoing worldwide kawaii campaign: www.convention.kawaii.ph/campaign

#japanloverme #japan #kawaiijapanlover #philippines #kawaiiinmanila2

Are you as curry-azy for curry like we are? ヽ(°▽、°)ノ Of course, we all know curry didn’t originate from Japan~ It was brought to Japan by the British, (when India was still under their administration). It became so popular in the Japanese households because of its convenient preparation and storage, that it is considered a “national dish”! ヽ(‘ ∇‘ )ノWhich form of curry serving do like like most: curry rice, curry bread, or curry udon (or any kind of noodles)?~~~~Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_currywww.japanlover.me
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Are you as curry-azy for curry like we are? ヽ(°▽、°)ノ 

Of course, we all know curry didn’t originate from Japan~ It was brought to Japan by the British, (when India was still under their administration). It became so popular in the Japanese households because of its convenient preparation and storage, that it is considered a “national dish”! ヽ(‘ ∇‘ )ノ

Which form of curry serving do like like most: curry rice, curry bread, or curry udon (or any kind of noodles)?

~~~~
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_curry

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Art by littlemisspaintbrush

Our new logo by @chichilittle / Little Miss Paintbrush ♥

Spot JLM :)

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Our new logo by @chichilittle / Little Miss Paintbrush ♥

Spot JLM :)

#japanloverme #japan #littlemisspaintbrush

Our JapanLover friend Carly would like to share her “nagashi somen” experience! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

From her blog: “So basically you attach a hose to the end of the bamboo and put the somen noodles in it so that everyone else can try to catch them before dipping them in the tsuyu soup. It was a lot harder than it looked, especially when they didn’t put a lot of noodles at once.”

More @ www.carlycarbonate.blogspot.jp/2014/08/gunma-trip.html 

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBwcTC98Mzg

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Do you have fun & crazy food adventures during your stay in Japan? If yes, feel free to contribute to our page! 

Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405 ☆

Japan Lover Me | www.cool.japanlover.me

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth #nagashisomen

Our JapanLover friend Carly would like to share her “nagashi somen” experience! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

From her blog: “So basically you attach a hose to the end of the bamboo and put the somen noodles in it so that everyone else can try to catch them before dipping them in the tsuyu soup. It was a lot harder than it looked, especially when they didn’t put a lot of noodles at once.”

More @ www.carlycarbonate.blogspot.jp/2014/08/gunma-trip.html

Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBwcTC98Mzg

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Do you have fun & crazy food adventures during your stay in Japan? If yes, feel free to contribute to our page!

Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405

Japan Lover Me | www.cool.japanlover.me

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth #nagashisomen

JapanLover Natalia from Argentina sent us these photos of kawaii & oishii food from Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka! 

Want to contribute your oishii Japanese food photos? Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405 ☆

Japan Lover Me | www.kawaii.japanlover.me

#japanloverme #japan #kawaiijapanlover #tabemono #tabemonomonth #japanesefood

JapanLover Natalia from Argentina sent us these photos of kawaii & oishii food from Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka!

Want to contribute your oishii Japanese food photos? Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405

Japan Lover Me | www.kawaii.japanlover.me

#japanloverme #japan #kawaiijapanlover #tabemono #tabemonomonth #japanesefood

Kawaii bento by @littlemissbento ♥♥♥

#kawaiijapanlover #japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth #bento #littlemissbento

Kawaii bento by @littlemissbento ♥♥♥

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JapanLover Charlotte from Canada and her totoro cream puff & strawberry shortcake! ヽ(^Д^)ノ

Thank you to Mommy Mei Lan for sending these cute photos of her daughter! o(〃^▽^〃)o

Want to contribute your oishii Japanese food photos? Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405 ☆

Japan Lover Me | www.kawaii.japanlover.me

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JapanLover Charlotte from Canada and her totoro cream puff & strawberry shortcake! ヽ(^Д^)ノ

Thank you to Mommy Mei Lan for sending these cute photos of her daughter! o(〃^▽^〃)o

Want to contribute your oishii Japanese food photos? Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405

Japan Lover Me | www.kawaii.japanlover.me

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth #totoro #kawaiijapanlover #kawaii

Fresh sushi from “Umegaoka Sushi no Midori” Akasaka Biz Tower, Tokyo  Who else is drooling right now? Because we are, haha! 

Thank you Prae from Thailand for the photos! www.eatpraylife.wordpress.com 

Want to contribute your oishii Japanese food photos? Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405 ☆

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth

Fresh sushi from “Umegaoka Sushi no Midori” Akasaka Biz Tower, Tokyo Who else is drooling right now? Because we are, haha!

Thank you Prae from Thailand for the photos! www.eatpraylife.wordpress.com

Want to contribute your oishii Japanese food photos? Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth

Which would you like to try? Black sesame ice cream or watermelon ice popsicle? ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ

Thank you so much Viki Louise (www.ichigoviki.tumblr.co.uk) 

Want to contribute your oishii Japanese food photos? Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405 ☆

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth #icecream

Which would you like to try? Black sesame ice cream or watermelon ice popsicle? ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ

Thank you so much Viki Louise (www.ichigoviki.tumblr.co.uk)

Want to contribute your oishii Japanese food photos? Details here: http://japanlover.me/cool/?p=3405

#japanloverme #japan #tabemono #tabemonomonth #icecream