Everyone loves gummy sweets and the Japanese are no exception! Available in many Japanese stores in the UK, gummy candy usually comes in resealable pouches or bags of mixed individually wrapped sweets. These are normally round, bite-sized and a little bit squishy. You can usually find a range of fruit flavours from lychee to apple, all of which are really yummy and just chewy enough to make them satisfying to eat. Of course, there are a few wackier flavours around too! Below are some examples which can all be bought online from Japan Centre.
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So, as many of you may already know, today was the second day of MCM ComicCon in London. I (somehow) finished our cosplay outfits in time - Kerry had completed the swords before I'd done the outftits - so we went dressed as Lightning and Serah from Final Fantasy 13.
Overall, ComicCon was awesome! There were so many amazing cosplayers and stalls that I was overwhelmed at first! Getting an early entry ticket is well worth the additional price as it offers you several hours of relative calm to look at all of the tables easily. After midday, it tends to get quite crowded, making it harder to look at shops or take photos. It was also pretty toasty so we were grateful for our sleeveless outfits.
We were hoping to spot Lizz around the con but sadly couldn't find her... You might have more luck spotting her in her lolita outfit tomorrow. However, I did see someone dressed (brilliantly!) as Alphonse from Fullmetal Alchemist:
One section to be sure to check out is the Japanes food area. There are lots of treats on sale for much less than the normal shop prices, such as dorayaki (Japanese filled pancakes) at 5 for £5! The same applies for many of the other stalls which usually offer a convention discount of around 10% - often more. Be sure to shop carefully though; some items are available on multiple tables with different prices. One example of this was the price of Death Notes which varied from £8-£11...
Origami is certainly one of - if not the - best known art forms from Japan. The transformation of a single sheet of paper into any number of beautiful creatures never fails to astound onlookers and fans. It's no wonder then that many artists draw inspiration from this traditional craft when creating their own masterpieces. We've gathered together some of the best clothes and jewellery in this theme below...
Somehow Japanese food always tops the cuteness scale. From dainty sushi to adorable bento lunches, the astounding attention to detail never ceases to amaze. With that in mind, we embarked on a quest to gather the best Japanese food-themed clothes we could find.
Two sisters hoping to share some of the things we love. :3