Category Archives: Kawaii

research of kawaii (cuteness)

cute text faces

◕3◕ >‿‿◕ ゚▽゚ ^-^* ≧∇≦ ,,#゚Д゚ ・ω・ (゚Д゚|||) ( ̄(エ) ̄)

and many many more at

the difference about northern American’s emoticons are vertical 🙂 and in Japanese they do it sideways like all those above. In japan they called those “顔文字” (かおもじ – kaomoji).

“In the middle of June, goo Ranking surveyed its readers by means of a public internet questionnaire on what emoticons, or smilies, they often used in mail from their personal computers.” and here is the result (via what japan

Ranking results

Q: What 顔文字, kaomoji, emoticons do you often use in mail sent from your personal computer?
Rank Emoticon Score Emotion
1 (^_^) or (^_^)v, etc 100 Laughing
2 (>_ 66.4 Troubled
3 (^_^;) 54.4 Troubled
4 (ToT) 53.3 Crying
5 m(_ _)m 52.9 Apologising
6 (^^ゞ or (^^;) 38.3 Shy
7 ( ̄ー ̄) 20.6 Grinning
8 (≧∇≦)/ 18.9 Joyful
9 ( ̄□ ̄;) 18.9 Surprised
10 (#^.^#) 18.8 Shy
11 (*´▽`*) 16.1 Infatuation
12 (ーー;) 15.4 Worried
13 (*^▽^*) 15.0 Joyful
14 _| ̄|○, orz, OTL, etc 13.7 Depressed
15 (^▽^) 11.1 Laughing
16 キタ━━━(゜∀゜)━━━!!!!!, (゜∀゜), etc 11.1 I think it is “I’m here!!!”, but I just don’t really know!
17 (´・ω・`) 10.3 Snubbed
18 ( ゚ Д゚) 8.8 Shocked
19 (・∀・) 7.7 Laughing
20 (T▽T) 7.1 Crying
21 (* ̄m ̄) 6.8 Dissatisfied
22 ( ´∀`) 6.0 Laughing
23 (⌒▽⌒) 5.3 Laughing
24 (^v^) 4.9 Laughing
25 ヽ(´ー`)┌ 4.7 Mellow
26 (’-’*) 4.1 Laughing
27 (’A`) 3.8 Snubbed
28 (゜◇゜) 2.1 Surprised
29 (*°∀°)=3 2.1 Infatuation
30 ∩( ・ω・)∩, ( ・ω・), etc 1.3 Joyful



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Kabaya Milk Cookie Commercial


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i found a kawaii shop which the layout is too kawaii~

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found this awesome video for Hello Kitty fashion show last night!

i wish i was there, too bad….but full of inspiration, ok let me get back on making craft…

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New People Artist Village Vol.1: New People x Bazaar Bizarre


I got invited to the New People Artist Village Vol.1: New People x Bazaar Bizarre , which I am going to bring my majong table to set up my little store for my hand-crafted items, and many more you can’t find it on my store. Once is gone, is gone! I only make one design per headband! Please come over I would love to reconnect with you and basically have fun! talk to other artists (did i mention Shrinkle will have a crossover with Hello Kitty next week for a giant fashion show down in LA to celebrate Hello Kitty 35th birthday? She is going to exhibit with me! 😀 )

please stop by and support local artists! and sign up RSVP for friday night private party (info is down below)

ok let me go back with my strawberry world XD

love and thanks for the support,

Info about the craft-focus show:
New People Artist Village Vol.1: New People x Bazaar Bizarre is a special curated show in celebration of a new art exhibit at the SUPERFROG Gallery entitled “Tokyo Creators Market: An Exhibition by 7 artists from Tokyo.” Come shop with some quality crafters and designers and see some new cutting edge art from Tokyo artists!

NEW PEOPLE is a 20,000 square foot, striking, contemporary building located at 1746 Post Street in the heart of San Francisco’s Japantown (one of only three remaining in the country). The project represents a $15 million investment by Shogakukan, one of the largest publishers of Japan. NEW PEOPLE will become a destination in itself and a source of stimulation for both San Francisco locals and tourists, bringing a new cultural energy to an area filled with history. With three stories above and a basement below, NEW PEOPLE will share Japanese cinema, retail and art, all under one roof!

When and Where
Friday November 20th 2009 6pm-9pm (by invitation only)
Saturday November 21st 2009 10am-8pm – Open To The Public
New People
1746 Post St,
San Francisco, CA 94115

artist included:
Ayu Tomikawa
Double Parlour
Go Robot!
Jamie Lau Designs
Twinkie Chan!
Wool Buddy

view artists website:

Please go to this page to download a poster and RSVP for Preview Night through the New People mailing list:

Get invited to the private opening party!
Sign up to receive the NEW PEOPLE newsletter on their homepage ASAP and get invited to the private party on Friday, November 20th 6pm – 8pm and meet the artists from Tokyo! NEW PEOPLE ARTIST VILLAGE will also have its sneak peak on that night! The e-mail invitation will be sent only to the NEW PEOPLE newsletter subscribers on Monday, November 16th!

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real hello kitty and doraemon

today i found these interesting real cats:


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wedding sunfish

Lately I been designing my wedding dolls, and here are the result…if you interested, feel free to contact for commissioned work…

the result:

the design sketch:

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