💚 This sweet little kappa is still one of my favourite things I've designed. He measures 7.5cm tall by 6.5cm wide (3 inches by 2.5 inches) and is ready to be sewn onto your jacket, bag, jeans, or more! You can pick him up in my shop at GeriDrawsJapan.com/patches and I ship worldwide!
I have new products coming soon, but I'm waiting on just one component so I can put it all together. Fingers crossed it arrives soon—I can't wait to share them with you! Stay tuned! 💕
UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway is @juuubees, who picked a pink daruma! Thanks to everybody who entered!! ✨ I can't believe I've already reached 5000 followers! As a thank you, I’m giving away a pin of your choice—daruma (pink or red), sakura, or ramen—to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is follow me, like this post, and tag a friend. Contest ends Sunday at midnight UK (GMT) time! 🇯🇵 皆様、いつもありがとうございます！コンテスト情報：このアカウントにフォローして、この写真を「いいね」して、友達が一人にタグしてください。当たったら、プライズはあなたの一番好きなピンです！日本にも送ります。月曜日の午前８時（日本標準時）に終わります！💕💖
It's can't believe it's already been a year since I auditioned for the TV Tokyo program「世界！ニッポン行きたい人応援団」(Who Wants to Come to Japan?) at the Japan Matsuri in London! The festival is coming up again on Sunday in Trafalgar Square, so if you're in the area you should definitely stop by. Tons of Japanese food stalls and events, and it's totally free, too!
💖❤️💜💛💚 A rainbow of Daruma pins coming in October! If anybody would like to preorder one of these, please let me know and I'll get them added to my shop! Which color is your favourite? I'm really excited to see the monochrome on denim! 😍 緑と紫と黄色とモノクロは来月発売します！一番好きな色はどれですか？
🏮New blog post: My own recipe for Osaka okonomiyaki! When I was in Japan in February to film my episode of「世界！ニッポン行きたい人応援団」 (Who Wants to Come to Japan?), I learned *so* many tips and tricks from all the lovely people I met that helped perfect my own recipe that I make at home. I finally wrote it up in a recipe for anyone who’d like to give it a try. Link in profile! 今日のブログポスト！ 自分のお好み焼きの作り方について書きました！もっと時間がある時、日本語に訳しましょうか？ プロファイルでリンクがあります。😊💕
少し雑ですが、サイモンの誕生日のためにお好み焼きクッキーを作りました。😂いつかまた作ってみたいです。本物のほうが美味しいと思います。笑笑 I tried making an okonomiyaki cookie for Simon's birthday! It turned out super messy but it was fun to try anyway. I'll stick with cake again next year, I think… 😂
✨ Did you know that I also make 絵てぬぐい (picture tenugui) featuring my illustrations? For those who aren’t familiar, a tenugui is a multi-purpose traditional Japanese cloth that can be used in a variety of ways—as a tea towel, bento box wrap, handkerchief, gift wrap, decoration, or even as fabric to use in part of another project! .
This design features a variety of well-known Japanese icons, including the snow monkey, Osaka Castle, sushi, sakura, hina doll, kappa, okonomiyaki, daruma, taiyaki, uchiwa, red-crowned crane, tempura, onigiri, kitsune, and Mount Fuji. .
My bright and colourful tenugui is made from 100% cotton and has a raw hem, which allows moisture to dry quicker. I have a limited stock available on my website—click the link in my profile to get yours. They also make great gifts! 💕
💜NEW BLOG POST! I know a lot of you may not have had the chance to visit Japan yet, so I've started a new blog series highlighting Japanese shops, restaurants, and points of interest that other world cities may also have to offer for Japanophiles. First up is Copenhagen, Denmark. Did you know that the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is home to one of the few permanent installations of Yayoi Kusama's infinity mirror rooms? Click the link in my profile to read about it, the gorgeous @cphtokyovintage kimono shop, ramen, and more! 🇩🇰
コーヒーについて話しましょう！Missing my favourite Japanese coffee shops today. I can't wait to try as many different cafes as possible next year. What's your favourite? I'm slowly working on a Japan coffee blog series to talk about mine! ☕️💕日本のカフェは懐かしい〜 一番好きな東京のカフェは何ですか？教えてください！来年色々な美味しくてオシャレなカフェに行ってみたいですから〜 😋☕️💕
Contest time! Would you like to win some of my goods? I've partnered with @lovejapanmag to give away a special Japanese Sweets illustrated art print pack (includes melon pan, sakura mochi, hanami dango, taiyaki, and daifuku ice cream mochi) as well as a hanami dango embroidered patch! ➡️ How to enter: Head over to the link in my profile to enter and read my interview about my illustration career, my experience on Japanese TV, and more! 🍡 Open to residents worldwide!
発売中！Available now on GeriDrawsJapan.com 💞
This special pink daruma pin, like the traditional red version, is seen as a symbol of good luck and encouragement. But, if you’re looking for a little extra luck in your #relationshipgoals , this just might be the pin for you! Pink daruma dolls are not just good luck charms for new love, but can also regarded as a blessing for happy marriages or healthy childbirth. Why not add one to an engagement, wedding, or baby shower card? Of course, you can use the pink daruma for any personal goal as well, because let’s face it—it’s just super cute! 💖#
Why are the eyes blank? 👀
The daruma (だるま) is a traditional, handmade Japanese doll full of centuries-old symbolism associated with perseverance and never giving up. Sold with two blank eyes, the first eye is drawn in when a goal is set, and second eye is drawn in when the goal is achieved. With a permanent ink pen, draw directly on this pin to set your goal and wear it as a reminder of what you want to achieve. Once you’ve succeeded in meeting your goal and the second eye is filled in, you can continue to wear the pin with pride! 🙌
Special pink edition Daruma pin (extra-useful for good luck in love 😏💕) available tomorrow from my shop at GeriDrawsJapan.com! @magic_circle's lovely naruto fish cake pin looks pretty cute on my jacket, too! 💕🍥
What's your favourite kind of ramen? It probably goes without saying, but it's tonkotsu all the way for me! This pin is available now in my shop. Link in profile! 🍜 GeriDrawsJapan.comから注文できます。日本へ国際郵便で送ります！💕
This little kappa might love cucumbers, but has a darker side as well… 🙊 Food preferences aside, he's super cute and looks perfect on a denim jacket! He's available on my shop at GeriDrawsJapan.com and on my Etsy store as well! 💕
The daruma is a centuries-old Japanese doll associated with perseverance and good luck. Sold with two blank eyes, the first is filled in when a goal is set, and the second is filled in when the goal is achieved. With my daruma enamel pin, you can use a permanent-ink pen to draw in the eyes, just like the real doll! My daruma pin goal is to pass the N3 Japanese Language Proficiency Test next year, so fingers crossed I can fill the second eye in next July! This pin is available on my shop at GeriDrawsJapan.com (and I also now sell on Etsy too! Link in profile!)