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Yet another limited-period Funassyiland will be opening, this...

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2017-04-19 13:40


Yet another limited-period Funassyiland will be opening, this time in the city of Saitama in Saitama prefecture. Here are the details from the Funassyiland site

  • Place: Omiya Loft store on the 8th floor of the Sogo Department Store, JR Omiya station west entrance (Google Maps)
  • Period: April 29 - May 21 
  • Character appearances: Funyassyi on May 2; Kapal on May 13; Funagoro on May 20 (times TBA) 

Each time there is a limited period Funassyiland, the makers of Funassyi merchandise come up with some items that have a connection to the location - such as the adorable lavender colored figurines created for the recent Sapporo, Hokkaido Funassyiland. (Hokkaido has many lavender fields.) This time they have created a series of sliced bread Funassyi items of various sizes, ranging from a cushion to a tiny phone or tablet screen cleaner, as pictured above. Now, my aunt lives in Omiya, but as far as I know Omiya is not especially renowned for its bread. Or maybe it is and I never knew. In any case they are very cute. More understandable are the Soka Senbei (rice crackers) printed with Funassyi’s image, since Soka is also in Saitama prefecture and its rice crackers are famous. 

Puriketsu! Photo by Mira Nakano. 

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2017-04-19 10:20


Puriketsu! 

Photo by Mira Nakano

274ch's new Instagram account

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2017-04-19 01:39
274ch's new Instagram account: It’s packed with Pear, and well worth following.

This adorable photo of Funassyi feeding a lamb was taken at...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-04-18 08:18


This adorable photo of Funassyi feeding a lamb was taken at Saturday’s event at Mother Farm in Futtsu, Chiba. The expression on the lamb’s face is priceless. The cow mascot is Marmo Mama, Mother Farm’s official yuruchara. 

Photo by Etienne, aka pavyjp. Posted with permission. 

This Funassyi fan made a cute Funassyi chair using an IKEA desk...

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-04-18 06:50


This Funassyi fan made a cute Funassyi chair using an IKEA desk chair. 

(Note: I’ve gotten messages that this may be blocked from viewing in some countries, possibly because of the background music used. There’s nothing I can do about that, sorry. :( ) 

Current and Future Funassyi Events: Week of April 17, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-04-18 05:02
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or close to...

“Gimme a lemon sour!!”

We Love Funassyi - Sun, 2017-04-16 10:14


“Gimme a lemon sour!!”

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2017-04-15 07:03
I made these Easter eggs many years ago, when I was in high school. The shiny ones are painted and then decoupaged with foil from candy wrappers and magazine cutouts. The white ones are handpainted, then decorated with little bread dough flowers and leaves. The eggs are real chicken eggs that I blew out and covered with a thin layer of tissue paper, then gessoed. I had lost track of these eggs and thought they were long gone, but my mother had kept them all these years - through a divorce, multiple moves, many jobs, a remarriage, illness and more. Mothers do keep everything. ( ̄∇ ̄) I was really happy to encounter these eggs again. Except - they've deteriorated badly. The colors have faded so much that I can barely tell what they were supposed to be, the bread dough flowers have tiny insect holes in them, and the rose on the egg in the top left is sporting a fluffy fringe of mold. So I've taken pictures of them, and will now relegate them to the trash bin. ^_^; I guess we all fade over time after all. But just seeing these eggs again reminded me of that time, when I had no money but so many dreams, always itching to create something. Maybe it's possible recapture that restless energy again...or maybe it's gone forever. In any case, Happy Easter if you celebrate it! #easter #eastereggs

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2017-04-14 05:13
Chirashizushi. 500 yen. #japan #sushi #washoku #lunch #bento #justbento

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-04-12 10:14
Takeout sushi is still pretty good. #japan #sushi #washoku

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-04-12 03:52
Two popular types of Japanese strawberries. On the left: Amaoh from Fukuoka, Kyushu. On the right: Tochi Otome from Tochigi, Kanto region (north of Tokyo). #japan #strawberry #fruit #spring

Current and Future Funassyi Events: Week of April 10, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Tue, 2017-04-11 11:41
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or close to...

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-04-11 05:13
Yuzu-salt flavored potato chips. Calbee, I love you. #japan #snack #potatochips #calbee

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-04-11 01:34
Häagen Dazs Japanese flavor ice cream no. 2: "Hanamochi-gomakurumi". Vanilla ice cream with black sesame sauce, crunchy walnuts and soft mochi. The mochi is great! #japan #haagendazs #icecream #snack #mochi #mochiicecream

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2017-04-10 06:13
Häagen Dazs Japanese flavor ice cream no. 1: "Japonais". Vanilla ice cream with chestnut puree on top, sweet azuki beans in the middle. #japan #icecream #haagendazs #snack

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2017-04-08 05:54
Meow. Meow meow meow. Meow? Nyaaaa!! #bentobox #bento #お弁当 #猫 #cats #justbento

This photo, of the collectible 5 Pear Suit variation Funassyi...

We Love Funassyi - Fri, 2017-04-07 12:17


This photo, of the collectible 5 Pear Suit variation Funassyi doll set that’s available for preorder now, was posted by the Funassyiland Funabashi Twitter account a couple of days ago. The text accompanying it says “~3.5 billion~ With N”. 

So what’s that about, you’re wondering? It’s a parody of the comedy act by a hot young new female comedian called Buruzon (or Blouson) Chiemi. Here is the routine she does that inspired the photo. This video has subtitles so you can follow what’s going on: 


Buruzon (Blouson) Chiemi and her backup boys “B” are sending up all the earnest advice offered in women’s magazines, TV shows and the like for “career women”, or working women, who are supposed to have totally fulfilling careers as well as personal lives. During a conversation with an invisible co-worker who is having love life problems, she asks, “Do you know how many men there in this world? 3.5 billion (35 oku).” The “B”s then strip off their shirts to reveal that number on their backs. 

So “3.5 billion With N” is the Pear version. The"N”s have very cute butts too. ^_^ 

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2017-04-07 05:50
Unagi & dashimaki tamago~ #japan #washoku #lunch #thereweresomeveggiestoo

Funassyi will be appearing on Shimura Zoo (Shimura Doubutsuen),...

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2017-04-05 11:30


Funassyi will be appearing on Shimura Zoo (Shimura Doubutsuen), a long running program on Nippon TV (NTV or Nittele) hosted by veteran comedian Ken Shimura, this Saturday. Shimura Zoo is a family entertainment program featuring cute animals. Here is a clip from a previous appearance by Funassyi on the show. Funassyi has a bit of a hard time locating the little critters due to his limited field of vision. ^_^;

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2017-04-05 10:24
Homemade fresh soba noodles. 手打ち蕎麦(私が打ったのではないw) #washoku #japan #soba

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