In the last year or so I have moved away from Rilakkuma and more towards Duffy and his friends from DisneySea. Valentines day in Japan is mostly about making chocolates for your loved ones. So for Valentines Duffy always has a cooking sweets theme.
Last year we had Gelatoni this year it’s Dear Danny. Personally I think he is completely adorable, and I had to have him!
Because shops are busy during the new year business owners can’t get out to pray for the new year, so Toka Ebisu is for those business owners to come and pray for good business.
After first seeing the massive queue for Eggs & Things in Omotesando, Tokyo in 2013 I finally tried it for myself.
The Valentines line up at Starbucks is all chocolate themed, and I couldn’t resist trying the Chocolate Orange Mocha.
I missed hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the year) as I was in the UK so when I got free day I went to Ise-jingu one of the most important shrines in Japan. It’s where the Emperor and Prime Minster go for hatsumode.
We must have been brainwashed by the advertising as we also went to Meotoiwa rocks too.
It’s sales time again!