Blackcabbit's World

Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.

Hello, Welcome to my world!

Dionnie Takahashi

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Hee hee, actually this world mainly revolves around my fascination with everything Japanese. For years, this ruling passion has driven me to learn the language, charmed me into adopting its enchanting culture, as well as, greatly influenced my art. Whenever I learnt something new, I simply had to share them with you! So do drop by often and embark on a learning adventure with me.

Your sincerely,
Dionnie Takahashi



Unless credited otherwise, all images and contents posted on the blog are created by Dionnie TAKAHASHI (a.k.a. BLACKCABBIT). Please do not use them without permission.



11 comments on “Hello, Welcome to my world!

  1. cutenippon
    November 13, 2013

    Hello blackcabbit,
    I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster award. You can view it here I hope you accept it and take a look, and have fun answering the questions!

    • blackcabbit
      November 13, 2013

      Dearest Cutenippon,
      Thank you so very much for visiting and nominating my blog. I really appreciate your kind gesture! See you around!

  2. abusymom
    September 27, 2013

    Dear Dionne,
    So glad to come across your blog while searching for information on Nippori Town. Love your blog. You are so so so talented and such an inspiration.

    I have always like Japan and Japanese culture. The way of life in Japan. Have been to different parts of Japan, and never enough of it. I have a blog ( and recently picking up sewing.

    Thank you for the information you put up on your blog.

    Please keep the posts coming. :)

    Thank you.



    • blackcabbit
      September 28, 2013

      Dearest Hoon,
      It is so wonderful of you to drop by. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment! You made my day! Oh, I visited your page and being Miss Greedy, I immediately checked out your baking section. Your list of recipes is amazing and tempting! I must try them out one day. And the pictures on your blogs are so beautiful! You have an eye for photography. Hope to see you around. Have a blessed day! ^_^Y

  3. Priscilla Butler
    February 12, 2013

    Dear Dionne
    I have read your article on pre-washing embroidery threads. Alas too late. my problem is that I have already embroidered patches using multi coloured thread. And I have already stitched them together to make a quilt. I now find that the red runs from the thread I have used. Is there anything I can do to recover from this and prevent any further damage.

    I really would appreciate your comments.



    • blackcabbit
      February 12, 2013

      Dearest Priscilla,
      Sigh, don’t we all hate bleeding floss! I’m no expert here especially in the area of embroidery craft, so I googled around, hoping to find a solution to your embroidery mishap. I came across several products such as Dylon Stain Remover, Delta Carbona Color Run Remover and Rit Dye Powder etc… I have NEVER use these products before but please check them up to see if they may be helpful to salvage your embroidery piece somehow, or prevent further color run. So sorry if I wasn’t much of a help. I hope someone who have the solution to your problem will read your comment above, and share his/her wisdom with us. May your future embroidery projects be delightful and amazing! ^_^Y

  4. Maina
    June 22, 2012

    Hi Dionnie,

    I am glad that I got to reach your blog while looking for the Nippori Fabric town. Your blog is the best to understand how to get there! I am a Japanese and somehow brave enough(?) to start writing English blog recently. I would like to link to your post when I write about Nippori where I know quite well and it would help non-Japanese people to save their time. Is it O.K.? My blog is this:

    I would appreciate if you could give me your response.

    Best regards,


    • blackcabbit
      June 22, 2012

      Dearest Maina,
      Absolutely YES, in fact, the pleasure is mine! I visited your blog and absolutely love it. It is very inspirational and I can’t wait to check out all your posts. And to have a like-minded Japanese friend with a bilingual blog truly make my day. I’m so glad to link up with you. Please stay in touch! Arigato ^_^Y

      • Maina
        June 22, 2012

        Thank you so much for your kindness! I will definitely link your posts to mine and let you know when I did. Aristo!

  5. Alan Zulch
    July 19, 2010

    Greetings Dionne (did I get that spelling right??),

    I was investigating fabric from Amami Oshima and came across your remarkable blog, and ended up enjoying reading many posts.

    My wife of 18 years is from Kagoshima, and my two daughters, 13 & 15, are bilingual, and your memoirs and such brought back lots of memories of cross-cultural experiences. We visit Kagoshima every summer and I try to go elsewhere, too, like Kyoto, Kanizawa, Hokkaido, etc. Between the food, the aesthetic, the landscape, and the people, I just cannot get enough.

    You have incredible talent, including personable writing skills, and that is such a gift. Lucky you. It also sounds like you’re an ideal character type for Japan…appreciative, interested, humorous, etc. Oh, and very detail oriented, as evidenced by your work you put into this blog.

    I have my own fledgling blog, but it is almost all dense text and isn’t really meant yet for public consumption, but I share it only because it’s a reflection of my own passion for Japan that, like you, has infected you for years. (My blog:

    In any event, I’m really just writing to give you my kudos and express my appreciation for what you’re doing. Keep it up, and best of luck in all you do!

    Alan Zulch
    Palo Alto, California

    • blackcabbit
      July 19, 2010

      Alan, so glad you drop by. Wow, I really appreciate your personal and encouraging comment. Honestly, I’m almost in tears. Comments like these definitely brighten my day, spur me on to continue to share the goodies I know with everyone. And it is really a delight to meet like-minded friends around the globe! Once again, thank U and have a blessed Summer!

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