I’m in Japan for the next 3 weeks

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To contact me, email hello AT I will try to respond to urgent enquiries within a couple of days. For non-urgent matters, it may take 3 weeks or longer for a reply.

To buy products, check this post for digital downloads, shipping information, alternative stockists and on-demand options.

To follow my adventures, check out my Instagram or Kaiwa Japan Tumblr blog.

And don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

Japan, Japan 2016

Hello from Japan!

tokyo donut

Just a quick hello from Japan where I have been finding that everything is prettier and cuter than ever before! Just look at this donut.

japan 2016

If you haven’t been checking my Instagram or Kaiwa Japan Tumblr blog, you should catch up as I’ve been posting photos and diary lists every day. I have so much more to share when I get back too.

I’ve got about a week left here and so many things I still want to see!

PS. there’s still plenty time to enter my giveaway!

On-Demand News

New On-Demand Products

The best thing about selling on-demand is you never know what cool new products might get added to the range next. Here’s a few new things I’ve enjoyed adding my characters to.

paper cups

Paper plates have been pretty high on my next-to-order list and now Zazzle do paper cups too. Best party ever! I only have a few of my designs available so far but more to come over the summer.

Beach Towels at Society6

Just in time for your summer holiday, Society6 have added beach towels. They look so fun with my colourful patterns. You can also buy smaller hand and bath towels.

5 A Day pouch set at Society6

Zipper pouches have been available in my Redbubble and Zazzle stores for a while now but the ones at Society6 look especially nice. They come in three sizes from $14 and are fully lined. You can even buy a matching set of 3 for a special offer price – so cute!

Adventure iPhone cases at Society6

If you’re an adventurous outdoorsy person (or just super clumsy) you might like the new adventure iPhone cases at Society6. They’re not cheap at $45 but with a shock-absorbing rubber exterior, sealable ports, covered buttons and a thin touchscreen cover, your phone should be pretty safe!

iPhone Wallets at Redbubble

Another option are these nifty new iPhone wallets at Redbubble with a book design and space for your credit cards, plus you can even fold it into a stand. (As I write this, only a few of my designs are showing up, but hopefully they’re all there now)

Chiffon tops at Redbubble

Redbubble’s extensive apparel range now includes drapey chiffon tops. They look like a nice lightweight option for summer and are available in XS – 2XL for around £20.

As always, keep an eye out for offers and discounts and send me a photo if you buy something!

Featured Posts, Free Things!

Holiday Giveaway

holiday giveaway

It’s been a while since I ran a giveaway here so I saved three star pins from the batch I made for Super Cute Box. This is your last chance to get hold of one as the boxes are long sold out and I won’t be making any more of these.

There will be three winners, who will each receive a random star from gold glitter, gold sparkle and gold mirror. They’re pins with butterfly clasps so can be worn as a brooch or used as a pushpin on your corkboard.

Temporary Tattoos

Each pack will also include two sets of temporary tattoos featuring my characters and one pack will have a Sakura vinyl sticker. I’ll probably add in a few other treats too.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

Leaving a comment is mandatory for entry. Leave your comment/s on this blog post (scroll down). If you’ve never commented on my blog, it will be held for moderation, but I’ll approve them all before the giveaway ends.

Here’s a few things I’d like to know. You can answer one or all of them.

  • Which of my current characters you would most like to see on new products
  • What sort of new products you would like me to make next
  • What monthly challenge you would like me to do next year instead of wallpapers
  • Anything you’d like me to blog about (or blog more about)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway is open worldwide and closes on Sunday 12th June. Good luck!

Japan, Japan 2016, News

I’m off to Japan!


I’m heading off to Japan this week for the rest of the month (hurray!) so here’s what’s happening.

Follow my adventures

I plan to share lots of photos on Instagram and list daily at The List App (or as it’s now called). If you’re not on either of those apps, I will be collecting everything on my Kaiwa Japan tumblr so you can follow that or add it to Feedly or Bloglovin.

Buy my products

  • My main shop will remain open with a limited selection of products. All orders will ship on 6th June with a free gift! Orders over £5 will get a set of temporary tattoos featuring my characters and everyone else will get a free badge or stickers.
  • My Etsy shop is now open for digital downloads only, if you want a Japan guide or zine.
  • Many of my products can be ordered online and in person from Hannah Zakari in Edinburgh with international shipping available.
  • Smaller product ranges are also available from my stockists worldwide
  • You can buy many of my popular products like gift wrap, cards, notebooks, stickers, tote bags and pencil cases on-demand from Society6, Redbubble, Zazzle and Spoonflower, plus loads more cool stuff. Check their social media for discounts and offers.

Blog Posts & Giveaway

I’ve scheduled in a weekly blog post to keep you occupied while I’m away, including an exciting giveaway starting tomorrow. We may also be doing Day in the Life. Keep an eye on my Instagram and Claire‘s to find out.

June Wallpapers

You can download both May and June’s wallpapers right now (and printable planners too). I’ve also scheduled in a blog post and short newsletter on the 1st as a reminder.

Contacting me

If you have a question or order issue, please do email me (hello AT I should have internet access most days and will reply to any urgent emails as soon as I’m able to. Non-urgent emails may not receive a reply until mid-June.

Right, back to packing!