Archive for the ‘toys’ Category

For tourists, the area of Insadong in Seoul is a wonderful place to visit for a view of the cultural aspects of Korea.  Places to dress in hanbok, souvenirs, street performers dancing to 강강술래, and hidden traditional tea houses that make homemade 수정과 punch! ♥ ♥ ♥ Honestly, It ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
I love toys~ and I think most of you guys that read my blog on a regular basis are aware of that fact! If not, I have a whole related category that I plan to fill up with all sorts of features and eye candy ^^ Today I want to share a place with you that many of us know quite well though~ Toys R ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
So the month of May marks Children's Day in South Korea! Since the holiday is all about children, many places here have special children's day items~  yearly I look forward to the goodies Baskin Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts Korea put out because they are usually extra cute! If you remember, last ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Gundam is a staple in anyone's childhood that grew up in Asia, of course this included Koreans even though the importing of Japanese entertainment goods was fairly tight due to Korea's censorship back in the day. With the notion that Japanese anime were too sexual and violent for kids in Korea, a lot ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
One thing there is to know about me is that I love children's books, especially ones with cute illustrations. Even now that I am older I still vividly remember which books I loved when I was young...often it had to to with the artwork.  Actually Nara is the same way, so it may just be an artist thing ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Today I would like to share with you one of Korea's loveliest cultural collectable dolls~ Youn-Ji  연지 by Sonokong! Youn-Ji 연지 is an 11" fashion doll that was specially developed to celebrate Korean traditional beauty and aesthetics ♥ 복이    (48,000원) Korea makes lots ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
    Today I have a really fun Korean indie accessory brand to share with you~ 봄곰 Bomgom! If you like toys, random fun items, and have a playful style this brand is one you should definitely check out!  If this brand looks familiar to you it is because it is very popular with K-pop stars ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
  Do you love collecting BJD (Ball Jointed Dolls) or other collectable fashion dolls like Blythe, Pullip, Etc? Well if you live or are visiting Korea they have a convention just for you~ "Doll Free Market"!   Over the summer I attended a smaller spin-off doll convention here in Seoul, but I was told ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Lets get into the October spirit with the Korean doll Ddung!  Check out these cute doll photos getting ready for a Mini Halloween Party! What do you think of these cute Halloween Ddung dolls? Do you have a Ddung doll of your own? Have you ever tried to make her a bitty Halloween costume?  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
문방구 (moonbangoo or "stationary store" in English, and similar to dagashiya 駄菓子屋 in Japan) are extremely interesting treasure troves of  "junk" for kids in Korea.  These shops still exist today, mainly deep within small pocket neighborhoods nearby lower schools~ we have a few in the ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »

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