Kappabashi / Kitchen Town

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Despite my young age (23), I have a pensioner’s passion for acquiring beautiful porcelain. This includes for practical everyday kitchen use and also for display around my home. One of my favorite places to visit in Tokyo to exercise my obsession and completely empty my wallet is Kappabashi, which I hit HARD yesterday.

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Kappabashi is a shopping street lined with kitchen and restaurant supply stores with everything from cooking and baking materials to glass, porcelain, menus, restaurant displays, etc.

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I shopped my weight in porcelain and other fun kitchen supplies (queue cute sushi magnets, onigiri molds, chocolate and cupcake molds, ice lolly freezing trays, designer lunchboxes, etc.). Making it all possible was having the luxury of repeatedly disposing of my fabulous, heavy hoard in the car trunk, while continuing to shop for hours.

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Now the question that remains is what to prioritize and bring back with me to Stockholm and what to leave at home in Tokyo. #thirdculturekidproblem

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Call off the search teams… I’m back

It has been over a year since my last blog post, so I thought I would offer a very brief update to catch you all up to present day.

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Last summer I graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and got accepted onto a master’s degree in Stockholm, Sweden. So, after spending four years living in London, I relocated to Stockholm. I am now one year down with my master’s degree and with another to go.

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Relocating is something that I am very familiar with, but it always takes time to adjust and acclimate oneself to a new city or country.

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At the moment I am spending my summer back home in the comfort and familiarity of Tokyo, Japan. I will be offering updates from some of my favorite haunts, while discovering an ever changing array of new offerings. Stay tuned!