Make your own pair of cute shisa dolls


I’m not quite the craft-y type but if I were, I’d make me a pair of these cute plush doll shīsā. So I’m posting this entry for the folks out there who know their way around yarn and needlework. There are step-by-step instructions (albeit in Japanese but there are pics that help) on the site as well as a PDF how-to that can be downloaded and printed out. If you do decide to make one, I’d love to see a pic. 🙂


Izumi Mashiki, Bus Musume (Okinawa Bus)


I’m wondering if this is the first figurine that’s not geared towards tourists visiting Okinawa (i.e. not sold in touristy stores). The figurine’s name—yes, she has one—is Izumi Mashiki, and she’s a bus guide for Okinawa Bus. And like every idol should have, Izumi’s hobbies are surfing, scuba diving and rescue diving. Pretty cool if you ask me. OK, now back to playing with my *ahem* Star Wars figurines. 😛

Image via TOMYTEC.

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