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.

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

Visiting Japan on a Rainy Day – Decks Tokyo Beach in Odaiba!

Early this month, my sister came to Japan to visit us. We wanted to plan an outing for her and our kids to spend some quality family time. However, the … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Visit to Tokyo Skytree

Last week, as part of my husband’s company day trip, we visited Tokyo Skytree (finally). The 634-meter high broadcasting tower was completed 0n February 29th 2012, and was first open to the public on … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Craft Stores in Japan – Tokyo (Asakusabashi)

A little Kapipara (Capybara) told me about Bead Town in Tokyo. Located in Asakusa-bashi (浅草橋) are numerous distributors selling huge assortment of beads, gems, crystals, precious stones, jewelry findings, tools etc. BEL ART … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 16 Comments

Craft Stores in Japan – Tokyo (Shinjuku)

This is actually a continuation from my previous post. Of which, I shared about my way around Nippori Fabric Town. Since I was familiar with the area, I finished my … Continue reading

March 10, 2012 · 55 Comments

Craft Stores in Japan – Tokyo (Nippori)

My hubby is so sweet! Early this week, he gave me some cash, offered to babysit our “Akuma no ni-sai” (terrible twos), so that I could spend the entire day … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 26 Comments

Adventure in Shinjuku – The Search for Art Books and Craft Materials

I have been staying in Chiba (Japan) for almost a year now. Chiba, unlike densely populated Tokyo, is a better-spaced & slower-paced prefecture. Here, I am blessed with several good … Continue reading

November 30, 2009 · 8 Comments