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.

Copyright & Contact



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.

I can be reached by email:
And please check out my facebook page too!

Thank you so much for the support and your help for sharing my work, but please include my name and provide a link back to my site. Give credit where credit is due. Thank you for your honesty!





28 comments on “Copyright & Contact

  1. Strebkova Anastasiia
    November 1, 2017

    Good day! Yesterday I sent you a message here in Japanese, but I cant see it on the site, so I try to write in English. My name is Anastasiia, I am sub-editor of russian non-commercial magazine about modern Japan: art, fashion, travel, etc. In each issue we also make a calendar for the nearest 2 months. I would kindly like to ask you to use your wonderfull illustrations from time to time for our magazine. Of course, we always put a credit for our illustrators. Hope for your cooperation! Waiting a reply!
    Best regards!

    • blackcabbit
      November 2, 2017

      Dearest Anatasiia,

      Good day to you too! It is exciting to hear from you. Is it possible to continue this conversation via private emails? Please send me your direct email address so that I can reply you accordingly. I am reachable at

      Thank you,

  2. Nikki P.
    May 24, 2015

    Hi there, I would like to print a picture of the baby with the mochi backpack on. I am doing a festival booth of world birthday traditions and would like to share this one to represent Japan.

    • blackcabbit
      May 25, 2015

      Sure Nikki, thanks for using my son’s picture to represent the Japanese birthday tradition. Just one thing, please keep the “” & “2011 ⓒ Dionnie Takahashi” printed on the picture. Have a great event! ^_^Y

  3. david
    September 22, 2014

    Hi, my name’s David

    I would like to know if I can borrow your Oshima Tsumugi Picture.
    I am creating an article on facebook for a group focusing on Oshima and it’s silk industry.

    I will put my sources and a link back to your article too.

    Thank you very much,


    • blackcabbit
      September 22, 2014

      Hi David, Sure! Thanks for dropping by and helping me share my blog’s article link. ^_^Y

  4. ryukyumike
    August 17, 2014

    Thanks millions for your entry concerning First Birthday’s in Japan. I had just done a blog post on 1st Birthday in Okinawa and, thought “Erabitori” was something unique to the Ryukyu Islands. Now, that I have been corrected, I’ll paste a link to your blog and spread the word around.


    • blackcabbit
      August 17, 2014

      Dearest Mike, Thank you so much for dropping by. I visited your blogs and got wooed away by cute Baby Nike and your pictures of the Okinawa Life. We are planning to visit Okinawa once our kids are fully automated (i.e. toilet trained and with self-feeding abilities). Hopefully soon LOL. Stay cool and keep in touch! And thanks for sharing the link. ^_^Y

  5. esztii1
    April 13, 2014

    Hi Dionnie!
    I would like to ask permission to use some of your pictures and articles for my university project. (As my major is Japanese, i have to write about Japanese Family Customs and Ceremonies. ^_^) I would like to use your post about First Birthday and Pregnancy to Childbirth.
    Thank you.

    • blackcabbit
      April 13, 2014

      Sure! Just include me in your reference. All the best for your project! ^_^Y

  6. blackcabbit
    May 23, 2013

    Dearest Giovanna,
    Here is a useful link that will teach u how to add link to the image: How To Add Link/Url To Image In Blogger Blog

    Simply alter the image code by changing it to this link:

    Hope this helps ^_^Y

  7. Giovanna
    April 28, 2013

    Thank you so much. I should post it in a few weeks time.

  8. Giovanna
    April 28, 2013

    Hello Dionnie.
    I am writing a post on my blog about using tissue paper for tracing and embroidery pattern. May I use one of your images (the one with the cars) you posted here
    Thank you very much

    • blackcabbit
      April 28, 2013

      Hi Giovanna,
      Sure why not! Thanks for letting me know and helping me share my work. ^_^b

  9. Nancy
    February 1, 2012

    Dionnie, for the newsletter, I ended up borrowing some of your terminology but applying it to an actual nengajo with Japanese writing on it that was mailed to me in 1989 when I lived in Tokyo. (People here weren’t sure which way the writing went on the blank card so it seemed the best way to clarify matters). I hope you don’t mind that there isn’t a credit on the card as I wasn’t able to come up with something simple for a short newsletter that didn’t sound really complicated. Thanks for your kind interest! Nancy

    • blackcabbit
      February 1, 2012

      Sure, thanks for letting me know. Well, showing an actual Nengajo (with address, details and all) will definitely be better for clarity. ^_^b

  10. Nancy
    January 30, 2012

    Hello Dionnie,
    I would like to ask permission to reprint your image of the Japanese Postal Service nengajo (with the markings and arrows) in the San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club newsletter. We would cite you in whatever format you would like. Thank you!

    • blackcabbit
      January 30, 2012

      Sure thing, Nancy. Thanks for asking and I’m glad that the picture can be of some help to your newsletter. Just cite in the usual academic/standard format will be fine. ^_^b

  11. Zuoming Shi
    December 1, 2011

    Hi Dionnie,

    Do I have your permission to use the Warrior Dolls pictures and Erabitori pictures for a project on rites of passage in Japan? I also use MLA citation, so the result would be really similar to Sloans.


    • blackcabbit
      December 1, 2011

      Hi Zuoming. Yup no problem. Glad I could be of some help to your project too. I really appreciate you asking (the world need more people like you). Continue to enjoy the Japanese language and culture! ^_^b

  12. Sloan Sainas
    May 10, 2011


    Could I please have permission to use your picture of a yoroikabuto for my project on Japanese Boys Day for my Japanese Course? It is the picture with the suit of armour surrounded by other culturally significant items. We use MLA citation so it would look like this: Thank you

    “Yoroikabuto.” Blackcabbit’s World. Web. 9 May 2011. .

    • blackcabbit
      May 10, 2011

      Sure, go ahead Sloan. Glad I could be of some help to your project. I really appreciate you asking (the world need more people like you). Continue to enjoy the Japanese language and culture! ^_^b

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