there was a time when i was a kid when my sister and i were absolutely in love with this desktop tamagotchi game. after school we would feed it and clean up its kisses-shaped poop. i think our family went on a trip for a few days and, when we got back, our beloved tamagotchi was… DEAD! we cried and cried. it was a painful time.
remembering all the loving feelings i had for that tamagotchi, i knew i had to check out the tamagotchi department store in harajuku for the little indeemand still in me. » Read more..
i first saw this sneaky cat-in-a-box as a tip box in a tea shop some years ago. it was very effective, as i was drawn by its unassuming kawaii-ness to place a coin on its fish plate, hoping to hear its meow and catch a glimpse of its furry paw reaching out to take my humble offering. it did not disappoint. as a lover of all things cute, i was filled with awe and glee watching the itazura cat claw my coin into her box and disappear into it herself.
for years, i’ve been looking for this elusive itazura coin bank. i’ve kept an eye out for it whenever i get to travel abroad, but it remained out of my reach. i’ve been highly unsuccessful… until very recently!