Instagram - 7 hours 21 min ago
In Japan, even Agnesi pasta comes in little bundles, like the way dried soba and udon noodles are sold. #japan #pasta


Instagram - 11 hours 17 min ago
The new Funassyi Bakery Cafe bento boxes are not only cute, they are really nice quality too! This is the two-tier rectangular bento box (there's another square one too). It's dishwasher and microwave safe (after removing the inner lids), seals pretty well, has a matching band, and rven comes with a little ice pack! Made in Japan too. 720ml total capacity. The matching chopsticks and cloth are sold separately. ふなっしーのベーカリーカフェお弁当箱、可愛いだけでなくとても実用的で高品質です!しかも日本製!#ふなっしー #funassyi #bentobox #bento #justbento


Instagram - Thu, 2017-03-23 06:20
Lunch: udon with aburaage (fried tofu), shiitake, chicken, snow peas, leeks. Shungiku (chrysanthemum greens) with black sesame sauce on the side. #japan #washoku #udon


Instagram - Thu, 2017-03-23 06:09
This is Yomeishu. It's a tonic of sorts, one of the best known "kanpo" or Chinese/traditional medicine products. It is supposed to increase your circulation and so on. The basic formula has been around for centuries probably.

Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events, Week of March 20, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-21 02:19
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or close to...


Instagram - Fri, 2017-03-17 10:59
I must be in Japan. ^_^ Buri (amberjack) #sashimi


Instagram - Thu, 2017-03-16 12:11
Please fasten your seatbelts nassyi-~ #funassyi #ふなっしー


Instagram - Wed, 2017-03-15 14:07
My #leuchtturm1917 100th anniversary metallic notebooks are here!! They are very elegant in person. 2 A6s (silver and gold) and 1 A5 (copper). The bookmarks are very pretty! #journal #notebook #stationery


Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:22
Remains of the day.


Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:18
Closeup of a Liègeois waffle, it has a crispy caramelized sugar coating. #livinginfrance #provence #france


Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:16
A Brussels style waffle with a tiny cup of hot chocolate, chocolate syrup and sauce, chocolate sorbet (just out of shot). #france #livinginfrance #provence


Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:13
A spoonful of heaven. Rhubarb sorbet, crumble, rhubarb and raspbery compote. #provence #france #livinginfrance


Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:11
Heaven in a glass. Rhubarb, citron and raspberry sorbet, homemade crumble, rhubarb and raspberry compote. Even the waffle cookie is made in house. #livinginfrance #france #provence


Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-14 22:02
Heaven on a slate. Salted butter caramel ice cream, rhubarb sorbet, crumble, Liègeois waffle, salted butter caramel sauce. #livinginfrance #france #provence

Yamakayo, my favorite Funassyi fan artist, drew this lovely...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 20:24

Yamakayo, my favorite Funassyi fan artist, drew this lovely illustration and posted it to Twitter the other day, to mark the 6th anniversary of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated the north-east coast of Honshu, the main island in Japan. The text says “We will never forget. We’ll walk together nassyi.  - Funassyi.” This is quoting a tweet that Funassyi posted on March 11th. Funassyi has donated a lot of money as well as time to organizations in the affected areas in the Tohoku region over the years. 

All the permanent Funassyilands including the online store will...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 19:47

All the permanent Funassyilands including the online store will be holding a big spring sale starting tomorrow. One of the big attractions for Funassyi collectors is that many of the high quality, and very collectible, Funacolle dolls will be on sale at 50% off. They will also have winter apparel at 70% off, plus some great bundle deals, that contain items that aren’t readily available anymore, such as the Funassyi In A Sleeping Bag which was one of the early Funassyi soft toys. The two Spring Outing bundles (the ones marked A and B) include tote bags (with Funassyi designs, of course) that are specially created for the sale. Sale details are here

Speaking of Funassyi jumps, this famous early photo of Funassyi...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-03-14 14:57

Speaking of Funassyi jumps, this famous early photo of Funassyi getting amazing air has been passed around social media for years. A few days ago Mira Nakano, who is one of the best Funassyi and gotouchi chara photographers around, revealed that she was the one who took it back in March 2013. She also more shots of the whole jumping sequence, which you can see here. She’s shooting up to the stage so it looks like Funassyi is suspended in air. What a great shot! 

It never ceases to amaze me how much air that Pear gets. At the...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-03-13 16:42

It never ceases to amaze me how much air that Pear gets. At the event in Yoshima on Saturday. 

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Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events: Week of March 13, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-03-13 16:27
My apologies for not posting for a couple of weeks…I’ve had a lot of health problems. ^_^;...


Instagram - Wed, 2017-03-08 18:24
These chicory cookies are really delicious. They're from northern France so we can only get them here in the south of France when Lidl is having a Northern France fest. (Or by mail order.) The ingredients don't look too bad for factory made cookies. They have that hint of coffee-ish chocolate-ish bitterness of chicory, and are very buttery too. #france #livinginfrance

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