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makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-05-17 11:13
Calpis cultured butter. Yep, that Calpis (or Calpico). Almost as good as French cultured butter.

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-05-16 13:26
Funassyi looks great in skirts nassyi~ ☺️#funassyi #rakutengoldeneagles #ふなっしー

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:44
A beautiful knife made in Sanjo, Niigata, Japan. #japan

Current and Future Funassyi Events, Week of May 16, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:04
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or close to...

makiwi

Instagram - Sun, 2017-05-14 12:11
My mother wanted roast beef for Mother's Day. So we got this. Kuroge wagyu from Imahan. Can't do any better than that! 1200 yen per 100g for the equivalent of "eye of round" in US terms, just under 700g, 9,021 yen. It was worth it

makiwi

Instagram - Sun, 2017-05-14 09:23
Another limited-period wafuu (Japanese style) ice cream from Häagen-Dazs Japan. Hōji-cha latte flavor! ❤️#japan #snack #icecream #haagendazs

The Urban Pear posing in front of the Tokyo skyline. Photo...

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2017-05-10 08:17


The Urban Pear posing in front of the Tokyo skyline. 

Photo source (original tweet: “Urban ♪ヾ(。゜▽゜)ノ Urban” ) 

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-05-10 04:04
This hair conditioner promises to give me a "virgin finish".

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-05-09 08:34
Palm sized Funassyi nassyi~ 手のりふなっしーなっしー これは3号たんです #ふなっしー #funassyi #pearfairy

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2017-05-08 14:48
More bento vegetable sides. Veggies make your bentos colorful as well as healthy! #justbento #bento #eatyourveggies

Current and Future Funassyi Events, Week of May 8, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-05-08 06:27
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or close to...

makiwi

Instagram - Sun, 2017-05-07 08:45
Vegetable sides for bentos #bento #justbento #washoku #japan

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2017-05-05 11:45
Wasabi and beef flavored potato chips.

Funassyi with a Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece) hat on his head,...

We Love Funassyi - Fri, 2017-05-05 04:58


Funassyi with a Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece) hat on his head, posing backstage at a taping of the VS Arashi game show on Fuji TV. The episode aired last night (Thursday, May 4) - Funassyi was a “special guest” of Team Kojima, lead by Kazuya Kojima of the comedy duo Unjash. Kojima was Funassyi’s partner in Detective Funassyi last year, which also aired on Fuji TV. The whole team was dressed as characters from One Piece (which airs on Fuji TV in Japan too), but I’d say Funassyi was by far the cutest. 


Photo source 

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2017-05-05 01:52
So I needed some corned beef for a recipe, so I did a quick search and ordered a 4-pack from Amazon (Japan). When it arrived, I noticed for the first time that it was called "New Corned Meat", not "corned beef". "Hahah", I say to my mother jokingly, "corned meat! Maybe it has horse in it or something." I take a closer look and...yep, right there on the front, it says "horsemeat (baniku) and cowmeat (gyuuniku, beef)". !! Not that I am adverse to horse meat...it's low in fat and pretty good. But you know, I was expecting corned beef, so. The lesson for the day is: read the description and label better, especially when shopping online. It would be helpful if they put a little picture of a horsey on the tin though.

It’s now possible for the regular public to enter a drawing for...

We Love Funassyi - Thu, 2017-05-04 10:41


It’s now possible for the regular public to enter a drawing for the right to purchase a ticket to one of the upcoming summer ZEPP concert tour dates in Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo, starring Funassyi and his gotouchi chara friends. Previously the drawings were only open to 274ch members. 

Keep in mind that you are entering for a chance to buy a ticket - not the ticket itself as of yet, although you are asked for your payment information. You are not guaranteed a ticket by applying. If you aren’t selected, you won’t be charged of course. 

The information is all in Japanese, and you can only buy tickets in Japan from the i-tike site, which is operated by Lawson and HMV. So you’ll need someone in Japan to help you out. 

Ticket information and application page (Japanese only)


Photo source

Funassyi was in fine form as he threw out the first pitch at the...

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2017-05-03 08:19


Funassyi was in fine form as he threw out the first pitch at the Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball game this afternoon. 

You can see a video of Funassyi in action, not to mention Funyassyi and Funagoro cheering their big bro…Pear on, here. His pitch did er, drop a bit too early - Funassyi quipped that his “Nashi-nker (na-sinker)” sank a bit too much. 

A number of Funassyi x Golden Eagles merchandise went on sale at the stadium and online too. (As of this writing, about half the items are already sold out online.) Funassyi’s portion of the proceeds from the merchandise, i.e. his licensing fee, will be donated to Tohoku region charities. 


News source: 1, 2, 3, 4 and many others. (Photo from the 1st source.) 

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-05-03 02:45
Tamagoyaki in a bento. Made by my mom. Therefore, the best in the world. #bento #justbento #japan #tamagoyaki #eggs

Current and Future Funassyi Events: Week of May 1, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-05-01 06:44
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or close to...

The chara appearance schedule for the Gotouchi Character...

We Love Funassyi - Fri, 2017-04-28 06:12


The chara appearance schedule for the Gotouchi Character Festival In Sumida 2017 in Sumida Ward, Tokyo in and around Tokyo Skytree Town, has been announced. The Pear Family will be there in full force; Funassyi will make two appearances on Sunday, May 28th, and Funagoro and Funyassyi will make two appearances each on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday. 

This is the biggest gotouchi chara event in Tokyo, and always draws huge crowds. Besides the Pears big names such as Kumamon, Hikonyan and so on will be there too. 

The complete press release (Japanese only) is here

See an amazing photo from a past appearance by Funassyi here

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