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Rock star Pear! (source)

We Love Funassyi - Wed, 2017-04-05 01:15


Rock star Pear! (source)

Here’s Funassyi singing Oideyo Molly Fantasy (Come To Molly...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-04-03 19:45


Here’s Funassyi singing Oideyo Molly Fantasy (Come To Molly Fantasy), the theme song for Molly Fantasy, a web anime created by the Aeon supermarket chain. They have 20 different celebrities singing the tune. I’d say the Pear version is the most memorable rendition so far by far. 

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2017-04-03 07:01
Lunch in a Japanese home. Or rather, lunch at a home where the primary residents are senior citizens.

Current and Future Funassyi Events, Week of April 3, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-04-03 06:45
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or close to...

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2017-04-01 07:57
Peach jelly from Kyushu with a whole half of a peach in it. #japan #snacks #peach

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2017-04-01 03:32
These Pierre Hermé macaron inspired bento boxes from @bentoandco are beautiful! And they feel even better than they look - such nice quality!! #bento #justbento #bentobox #pierreherme #macarons #お弁当

makiwi

Instagram - Thu, 2017-03-30 01:24
Clover's new bobbin shuttles, plus the shuttle-bobbin case. Also the new special edition color post shuttles in indigo blue abd lemon yellow; tatting-crochet hooks; a picot gauge from the "frozen" blue set. #tatting #tattinglace #タティングレース #タティング

makiwi

Instagram - Thu, 2017-03-30 01:02
All aboard nassyi~ #ふなっしー #funassyi

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-28 06:52
Another Funassyi bento box. 2 tiers. Includes an ice pack. Spot the typo. ^_^ #funassyi #bentobox #justbento #bento #ふなっしー

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2017-03-28 06:29
Hipster bento box. #bento #justbento #bentobox #newyorkcity

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2017-03-27 12:21
Bentos. Benti? #bento #justbento

2017 marks the 5th year since a certain Pear Fairy descended to...

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-03-27 06:47




2017 marks the 5th year since a certain Pear Fairy descended to Earth to bring joy and laughter to our lives. To mark this, the Funassyi 5th Anniversary Project has been launched, with special events planned for the whole year. The big ones announced so far are as follows: 

April 29 - May 8: A Funassyi retrospective exhibit called “Thank You For 5 Years / Here’s To Many More” (5年間ありがとう♪これからもよろしく♪) will be on display at the Seibu department store in Funabashi, in the 7th floor special events area. The exhibit will include handdrawn items by The Pear, Pear Suit no. 2, and more. 

For a limited time, you can transform yourself, or someone in your camera’s view, into Funassyi in the Snow video chat app, available for iOS and Android. (I’ve tested it out and yes, it works with the Snow app even if you  don’t get it from the Japanese App Store! I don’t have an Android phone, so please report if it doesn’t work with the app there. ) 

Many commemorative products, such as this set of 5 Funassyi dolls depicting Pear Suits 1 to 5, from Grey Parka Service. There will also be a special Funassyi brand Funabashi nori seaweed. 

Last and not least, the Shin Keisei Dentetsu railway will have special Funassyi livery train this summer! Details, dates to be announced. 

The first photo above is one of Funassyi’s early publicity shots, wearing good old Suit no. 1. Our Pear has come a long way indeed, and it will be fun to celebrate this year with him. 

Current and Upcoming Funassyi Events, Week of March 27, 2017

We Love Funassyi - Mon, 2017-03-27 06:14
Here’s the latest roundup of Funassyi related events and so on. Check back every Monday (or close to...

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2017-03-25 23:36
These cyclamen are so pretty. #spring #flowers

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2017-03-25 04:22
My mother's balcony is a riot of spring color. It's also a bit quirky, as she is. Note the two haniwa figures in the back, not to mention the terracotta pig. Haniwa are pottery figures found in ancient burial mounds in Japan. #japan #yokohama #spring #flowers

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2017-03-24 07:35
In Japan, even Agnesi pasta comes in little bundles, like the way dried soba and udon noodles are sold. #japan #pasta

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2017-03-24 03:39
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

makiwi

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

makiwi

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...

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