Blackcabbit's World

Bit by bit, the Blackcabbit crafts its nest of DIY handmade art and illustrates a kingdom of doodle critters to beautify the world she lives in.

The Kids’ Kimono Debut for Shichi-Go-San

Last month, we went to Studio Mario to let the professionals photograph our children for Shichigosan (七五三 / lit. 7, 5, 3).  It is a Japanese event that celebrates the growth and … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Illustration for Our Winter Post Cards

Sending out New Year Cards, otherwise known as Nengajo (年賀状), is a popular tradition in Japan. (You can read more about it here). Every year, I will do the artwork … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Peek into the World of Moomin in Saitama

I had never heard of Moomin until I stayed in Japan. It is here that I came across a lot of merchandise with the hippo-looking characters that kinda remind me of some … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Undokai – A Glimpse of Hope for Us

Since the beginning of this year, Fireball has been attending a new Kindergarten. In many ways, Kitaoka Youchien (北丘幼稚園) is a better fit for him than his previous school. It’s strict … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

All Aboard the Choo Choo Train

Like most little boys, Fireball loves riding the Mini SL Train. When a good friend told us that Sakura Kusabue no Oka (佐倉草ぶえの丘) has a really long track route, we immediately … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bowling for the Kids

Yesterday, we brought the kids to a bowling alley, at Tokiwadaira Bowling Center. It was Fireball and Twinkle-Bell’s first bowling experience as well as my first game in Japan. Bowling centers … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

A Glimpse into the Past at Boso Village

Last month, we brought the kids to Boso no Mura (房総のむら/Boso Village) in Inba-gun, Chiba Prefecture. Visiting the open-air museum is like traveling back to Japan in the olden days. The … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

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