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Madeline Scharpf

Madeline lives in sunny Oahu, Hawaii and travels to Japan enough to max out her visitor visa each year. You can find her pretending to be a mermaid in the ocean, sewing or shopping the streets of Tokyo while practicing kanji. Peek into her life at www.allons-y.com

The Paradise of Laforet

Shopping malls can be virtually the same no matter where you are but none are quite like Laforet in Shibuya. Located on the busy...

See. Want. Must Have.

If you shop like I do, then you live for those days when your arms are stacked with plastic handles. Each one dangling a...

No Chic

If you haven’t spent much time in Tokyo then it’s possible you’ve never seen the plethora of fashion genres that people adhere to. Few...

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Have a Merry Christmas in Japan!

Here in the US, Christmas has a very religious background in celebration of the birth of Jesus. Christmas Day is the designated...