Which is why when one finds something -- or someone -- that can make one smile, laugh and cheer up, one really treasures it, her or him. In my case, one of the more reliable dispensers of joy in these dark times is the ridiculously lovable as well as whimsical Pear Fairy from Funabashi whose fun-image-filled Twitter page I regularly check. And it's on dear Funassyi's 1881st birthday that I've put together the following photo-essay documenting my visits to the flagship Funassyiland in Funabashi and another Funassyiland located within the Harajuku Kiddyland on my visit to Japan two months ago, much of which I've still to blog about...
Behold, the entrance to a happy place! :)
Rest assured that there's plenty of Funassyi-themed
merchandise on sale within this Funassyiland!
But within this space are also areas like
the official photo spot within the store...
...and a wall display with items that will evoke fun memories
for the Pear (Fairy) with the words "fun ass" in its name ;b
The colorful and cute corner of the Harajuku Kiddyland
that is home to a branch of Funassyiland
There's a part of me that really wanted to
take that 90cm pajama-ed Funassyi home...
The toilet that Funassyi's made famous via