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ARANZI ARONZO: KAWAII STORES IN OSAKA. CUTE CHARACTER GOODS, JAPANESE BEAR & BUNNY DOLLS FOR SALE.


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How does alt/Goth shopping differ in Tokyo and Osaka? Harajuku’s easy to navigate; as I explain in my map, it’s a straight walk down Takeshita Doori with several exploratory turns. The boutiques in Shinsaibashi, on the other hand, are spread out. It takes a lot of meandering to find the best stores, like h.NAOTO Gouk…

Black Gothloli bonnet: Innocent World, from Osaka (store photos here)
Punk top: h.NAOTO Blood, from Closet Child
Purple short plaid skirt: Peace Now, from Closet Child

ARANZI ARONZO: KAWAII STORES IN OSAKA. CUTE CHARACTER GOODS, JAPANESE BEAR & BUNNY DOLLS FOR SALE. stationery shop, osaka shinsaibashi, sanrio hello kitty merchandise, rare items, best special japanese gifts, houseware, accessories shinsaibashi, kansai, osaka shopping district guide, where to buy women's clothes, giant bear toy and statue, sculpture

Along the way, you’re sure to meet big, smiling kawaii characters — like this white bear.

ARANZI ARONZO: KAWAII STORES IN OSAKA. CUTE CHARACTER GOODS, JAPANESE BEAR & BUNNY DOLLS FOR SALE. stationery shop, osaka shinsaibashi, sanrio hello kitty merchandise, rare items, best special japanese gifts, houseware, accessories shinsaibashi, kansai, osaka shopping district guide, where to buy women's clothes, giant bear toy and statue, sculpture

We stopped by the Aranzi Aronzo merchandise shop. Inside, there were cute bunny and bear plates, toys, crafts and books.

ARANZI ARONZO: KAWAII STORES IN OSAKA. CUTE CHARACTER GOODS, JAPANESE BEAR & BUNNY DOLLS FOR SALE. stationery shop, osaka shinsaibashi, sanrio hello kitty merchandise, rare items, best special japanese gifts, houseware, accessories shinsaibashi, kansai, osaka shopping district guide, where to buy women's clothes, giant bear toy and statue, sculpture

These little tins with superhero pandas would make a great gift.

ARANZI ARONZO: KAWAII STORES IN OSAKA. CUTE CHARACTER GOODS, JAPANESE BEAR & BUNNY DOLLS FOR SALE. stationery shop, osaka shinsaibashi, sanrio hello kitty merchandise, rare items, best special japanese gifts, houseware, accessories shinsaibashi, kansai, osaka shopping district guide, where to buy women's clothes, giant bear toy and statue, sculpture

I’ll never get tired of Japanese kawaii mascots.

ARANZI ARONZO: KAWAII STORES IN OSAKA. CUTE CHARACTER GOODS, JAPANESE BEAR & BUNNY DOLLS FOR SALE. stationery shop, osaka shinsaibashi, sanrio hello kitty merchandise, rare items, best special japanese gifts, houseware, accessories shinsaibashi, kansai, osaka shopping district guide, where to buy women's clothes, giant bear toy and statue, sculpture

Later, we stumbled upon an obese hippie teddy bear… who reminded me of my fat cat, Basil Farrow! (Have you seen the latest photos on his Scottish Fold blog?)

Are you a collector of cute Japanese stationery or toys? I had an impressive Hello Kitty collection when I was growing up…

Japanese Word of the Day: Katsura = Wig
Song of the Day: The Shamen – Alone Again Or (Acid Goth post-punk?)

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37 Comments

  1. Posted November 13, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    The bunny prints are cool, but your outfit is stunning.

  2. Posted November 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    greaaaat!!!!

  3. Posted November 13, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    I like the outfit. Maybe someone will be comment on the animal print and plaid or some nonsense fashion rule (is that a rule), but it looks damn cute so fuck rules.

  4. Posted November 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Does collecting pokémon cards sounds too? XD I sold them all on the market though. I had quite alot as kid XD

    • Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:12 am | Permalink

      I remember those cards were insanely popular. Nice that you were able to sell them!

  5. Posted November 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    porcelain beauty ^_^

  6. Posted November 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Mine was Doraemon. LOL. Does that counts? I had Doraemon everything, BUT the plushies. I’m 25 now but I still love Doraemon and one day would love to own the plushie. Haha!

    • Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:13 am | Permalink

      Hahah! Have you seen the Doraemon furry jumpsuit costumes? so cute.

  7. Posted November 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    I collected Hello Kitty growing up. I still love Hello Kitty but want the Japanese merchandise.

    • Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:13 am | Permalink

      In the past, there were only so many products per season.. but now, the collectibles are endless!

  8. Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    I think it works well. The animal print is a subtle contrast to the purple skirt.

  9. Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    animal print is pretty cool. needs to be more vibrant :p maybe orange to go with your hair :)

  10. Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    no it works :)

  11. Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    U look purrrrrfect =^••^=

  12. Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:25 am | Permalink

    No way. I do way worse than that. At work the other day, my colleague told me my outfit looked like an optical illusion

  13. Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    it works! tres kawaii ^_^

  14. Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    WORKS ! i love that and i DO this mixed up things often. cuz i love both print. and have a lot of clothes have these print LOL

  15. Posted November 14, 2010 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    It looks pretty balanced on you. I am not sure why but it works! hahah.

  16. Posted November 14, 2010 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    I could spend all day shopping there. ^^
    What exactly is inside those shelves with those shirt shaped signs?(because they all look empty.) :)

    • Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:15 am | Permalink

      Oh! I think it is a display for t-shirts…

  17. Posted November 14, 2010 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    I don’t think I have any stationary currently that isn’t cute… I keep my pens and pencils in a tokidoki bag (or a mashimaro one if thats being cleaned), which is laden with cellphone charms. All my personal pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, stickynotes, et cetera are either Korean or Japanese too. Whenever I end up with regular stationary- ‘normal’ people stuff- it tends to permanently lent out to classmates who might be in need of a pen or pencil.
    I’m looking at those tins thinking I might just need one for my pins and smaller sewing notions…

    I’m liking the outfit minus the bonnet, it’s a very good mix and well balanced with a carefully chosen pallette so it works. Mind you, I’m a total hater on bonnets, they just remind me of how some lolita brands recently tend to release stuff that makes me think of ageplay… or that a pastel rainbow barfed on something.

    • Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:15 am | Permalink

      Perhaps you could even make your own cute tins to hold small items… like using a mint tin and decorating it with stickers or paint? :)

  18. Posted November 14, 2010 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    I don’t think I have any stationary currently that isn’t cute… I keep my pens and pencils in a tokidoki bag (or a mashimaro one if thats being cleaned), which is laden with cellphone charms. All my personal pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, stickynotes, et cetera are either Korean or Japanese too. Whenever I end up with regular stationary- ‘normal’ people stuff- it tends to permanently lent out to classmates who might be in need of a pen or pencil.
    I’m looking at those tins thinking I might just need one for my pins and smaller sewing notions…

    I’m liking the outfit minus the bonnet, it’s a very good mix and well balanced with a carefully chosen pallette so it works. Mind you, I’m a total hater on bonnets, they just remind me of how some lolita brands recently tend to release stuff that makes me think of ageplay… or that a pastel rainbow barfed on something.

  19. Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    It’s all so adorable. I wish they sold the Yoshiki edition in the U.S.

    • Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:12 am | Permalink

      They did at the concerts~ <3

  20. Posted November 14, 2010 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    I had tons of Japanese stationary but it got ruined in a flood :-(

  21. Posted November 14, 2010 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    i try to spend my money more wisely, but i cant resist the cuteness D:

  22. Posted November 14, 2010 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    AHHHH me want one LOL

  23. Posted November 14, 2010 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Hahah! Teddy Basil! ;) And I *love* that top!

  24. Posted November 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Aaahw, your outfit is really cute! I love how the hat is like a black halo around your head.

  25. Posted November 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Woow>w<
    I love this outfit!And your doll on the bag is so cute❤
    I collect lots of cute toys:D
    My mom's good at playing the Catcher. There're lots of cuties inside the machine need rescue!
    When my senior year of high school, my mom got me two very lovely furry little handbag with a big neko niku-kyuuu on it! I have black and white! They're toyish and wonderful for Lolita outfit! I fall for them at the first sight, my mom think I'm crazy but she catch them for me anyway.lol
    xoxo

    • Posted November 15, 2010 at 5:02 am | Permalink

      I’ll never grow tired of hanging cute characters on my bags and clothes <3

  26. Posted November 15, 2010 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    Ha ha! I have those same wrist warmers (black & white checkered). Love that shirt! As for shopping, I have a broken internal GPS, so I make sure to be with someone when in Tokyo/Osaka. I don’t quite collect Japanese cutsie things, just some things here and there, but I do have several Jack Skeleton things & chibi anime character cellphone straps.

    • Posted November 15, 2010 at 5:04 am | Permalink

      Ahh I forgot about those wrist warmers… they’re gifted from Sockdreams, I think. Or Limebarb… can’t recall >_<

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