I received an award from ii-ne-kore - my loving blog from my loving city Melbourne. Her knowledge and passion for Japan and our culture is just so amazing (so is her Japanese) and her blog is full of inspiration. Thank you ii-ne-kore for such a surprise prize!

The rule is to pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Well, 15 is just too many for me so here are my 5 picks.
(Above pictures are my favourite picture from each blog with links.)

1. aaA (a very charming blog from Paris)
2. the blue hour (very handsome snapshots from Brooklyn)
3. petits°bonheurs (beautiful photograph of gorgeous children!)
4. l'antipodeuse (I love her vivid photographs!)
5. Peapods (I love the topics she covers.)


  1. Wow thank you so much! I am honoured! I will make sure to pass on this award to others : )

  2. wow, thank you! this is such a compliment, hiki. have a great weekend --

  3. another wow hiki! and another huge thank you!
    you've really made my friday :)
    have a lovely weekend in tokyo!

  4. ps. 'une femme est une femme' is one of my favourite films also :)

  5. i'm glad to have been introduced to some of these new people. thanks for awarding them!

  6. oh, you are so lovely hiki! thankyou for the great links:)

  7. These are great blogs indeed! Thanks for sharing. I love aaA and petits bonheurs

  8. hello hello!
    thank you for finding me! great blog!!
    must be so nice to live in Japan
    i will add your great blog link to my page, i hope you dont mind :-)

  9. Thank you eveyrone, you always make my day too ;)

    Yes I love that movie, I've seen it over and over :)

    >Make it Easy
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    well I think it must be nice to live in Hawaii!
    Thanks for the link and I've added yours to my list too.


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