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 Little Switzerland in Nasu

Yeah, Autumn is here! It’s time to hit as many parks as we possibly can before Winter creeps up on us. So we brought the kids to Nasu Rindoko Lakeview (那須りんどう湖) … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Aviation Adventure

Last week, we brought Fireball and Twinkle-Bell to the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences (航空科学博物館), which is next to Narita Airport. The kids had been to a few train museums, but … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

A box of Tasty Silkworm Chocolates

This box of silkworm-looking chocolates is by far the most interesting omiyage  (お土産/ souvenir) I ever received. They are produced by Maruei to commemorate Tomioka Silk Mill (富岡製糸場), a historical silk factory located in … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teaching Shapes

I had a lot of fun teaching my students shapes. I thought I share with you my methods. I had some light extra-pliablie white clay (Padico Hearty Soft) lying around. … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum

Hooray, the kids are back in school! Finally, I can peacefully write about our visit to Ikaho Toy, Doll & Car Museum (伊香保おもちゃと人形 自動車博物館). We went there on the last day of our … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shibukawa Skyland Park

Just before their summer holiday ends, we brought Fireball and Twinkle-bell to the center of Japan! We went to Shibukawa Skyland Park (渋川スカイランドパーク) in Gunma prefecture, before we checked into one of the … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

All Aboard to the Metro Museum!

The kids are having their summer holiday, so we have been bringing them to museums (or somewhere air-conditioned) just to get away from the humidity. During the Obon holidays (お盆休み), we visited the Metro … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment