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Cakes with Faces: Interview with Amy Crabtree

I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels if the world was about to end, ‘Alpacalypse’ style would be the way to go! Amy Crabtree’s fantastic and super vibrant designs have been lighting up popular events since 2011. We go behind the scenes and discuss the leap of Amy’s work; from  a web based gallery to an online store bursting with creativity! “I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember, and at first Cakes with Faces was just an online gallery of my artwork, which is inspired by Japanese kawaii design – and food! The aim...

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Learn Hiragana & Katakana with Dr Moku!

Kakkoii Club continues it’s journey with the Japanese language! Memrise is a fantastic e-learning tool but we did struggle with getting our heads around Hiragana & Katakana! Without becoming disheartened, we began to search for an additional tool and luckily we didn’t have to look too far! We located Dr Moku on the Appstore (also available on Android) and there’s even a ‘lite’ version you can download for free to get you started! (We recommend downloading the bundle of Dr Moku’s Hiragana & Katakana for £5.99, as this would cost almost £8 if bought separately.) The app itself is very user...

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Taste Test: Pokemon Ramen – Soy

  We have to admit, it took us a while to get our strength up to remove the packaging & enjoy the contents of this Soy Ramen edition! Once you peel back the lid, the waft of Ramen will have you drooling in no time. There’s also a selection of stickers to collect with one featured in each pot. If you loved the packaging (like us) remove the noodles first, give the pot a rinse and use it as a pot to store your loose change! (You might be able to smell the Ramen for a good few days...

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Taste Test: Mike Butter Soy Popcorn

For those of you that have already subscribed to Oyatsu Box, you may recall this particular item from the April edition. It seems it was so much of a hit that their sister site Oyatsu Cafe has been selling additional stock to meet the demand and we were lucky to get our hands on a bag before they sold out! While we wait (semi-patiently) for our first subscription box to arrive, we went ahead and ordered a few items from Oyatsu Cafe to tease our tastebuds. The initial idea of buttered, Soy popcorn drew my attention as much as the vibrant packaging...

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Accessing music from your favourite Japanese artists.

Ok, let’s say you’ve just got back from Hyper Japan and you’ve now fallen in love with a band or artist and you’ve got no idea where to find their music online. After the panic sets in, you immediately turn to Google. You locate the bands website (with a little help from Google Translate) but the postage costs and the 2-3 week shipping may dampen your spirits. Where do you turn to next? Well, hopefully we can help! Below is our current list (to which we’ll be adding to if we find any other sources) of the best ways to locate...

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