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D visual kei

D visual kei

Rock. Symphonic. Creative. Mysterious. Enveloping. Visual kei. Solid. Metal. Dark. Awesome! Just a few words that come to mind while thinking about this band. And I seriously can-not-believe that I haven’t heard of them sooner, since they’ve been around for quite some time now. Meet 

Why you should visit Kagoshima

Why you should visit Kagoshima

If you’re thinking about travelling to Japan, places like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and maybe Sapporo would be high on your list. But travelling to some lesser-known places could give you a surprise of a lifetime. Of course you have about everything you could wish for 

Ganglion band

Ganglion band

This power quartet was a nice surprise! Since all-girl bands are not that easy to find in the visual kei genre I was happy to find Ganglion, an all-female band with (for me) definitely a visual kei flavor. Check their songs and hopefully you’ll agree 

Sakurasaku glasses – amazing cherry blossom glassware

Sakurasaku glasses – amazing cherry blossom glassware

Sakurasaku glasses are tiny shiny gems I recently found while shopping on Amazon. These glasses are a subtle way to give a Japanese touch to your interior by honoring their beloved cherry blossom. And… do you think anyone would still complain about stains on the 

Hand-made cat bags

Hand-made cat bags

Aw, what a cute kitty! Oh, wait, what? It’s a bag? A housewife in Japan creates handbags that look and feel exactly like a real cat. Only these cats have a zipper in their backs. Meet Pico, the artist behind the collection of cute felines.  

Hamuco hamsters – adorable miniature hamsters

Hamuco hamsters – adorable miniature hamsters

This literally screams kawaii to me. These adorable miniature hamsters on mushrooms are tiny sculptures that are created by hand. Nakano Yoshi-ho crafts these tiny hamsters from scratch. Get ready for an overdose of cuteness! All credits: Hamuco Nakano Yoshi-ho creates the base for the 

Snow monkeys Japan – they soak in hot springs!

Snow monkeys Japan – they soak in hot springs!

After I saw the Capybara hotsprings I shouldn’t be surprised about something like this. Still, it’s quite amazing to read about the Monkey Park in Nagano prefecture, where the snow monkeys leisurely bathe in hotsprings as well. Oh, and be careful if you want to 

Tokyo christmas lights

Tokyo christmas lights

I often get the question as to when you should travel to Japan: summer, spring, winter, autumn? There is no ‘correct’ answer to that question, since it really doesn’t matter what time of the year you visit Japan. All seasons have their charm, but during 

Rilakkuma sofa bed

Rilakkuma sofa bed

Well, I guess it isn’t hard to see what this post is going to be about. Yes, these women are sitting on a giant Rilakkuma sofa bed! You can actually buy one of these to use as a couch and bed, how crazy is that? 

Nightmare

Nightmare

I know I said I would first write about a few pop and rockbands I have been listening to before switching back to the visual kei style. However, I just can’t ignore Nightmare, a band from Japan which has been one of my favorites to listen