JuniperGreen asked what I bought in Japan. So here are my purchases... with some duty free perfume and cosmetics also bought.

When in Tokyo I made a quick run to the luxury department store Takashimaya in Shinjuku (without husband and son) and bought a dress (by a Japanese label called Blue Label Crestbridge - inspired by Burberry) and a cream leather handbag by Samantha Thavasa Delux (also a Japanese label). This store is amazing and is a level of luxury not seen in Australia. Falchon of France in the basement in the food hall, Chanel, LV and Dior shops on the ground was a beautiful experience just to wander the floors. Of course my purchases were far more humble, but things that I love and will use. Interacting with the Japanese sales assistants was also very fun.

The dress is lovely quality and I love the colours and can be hand washed. The handbag is beautiful soft leather - but it is not an everyday bag, because of the colour, I need to be careful not to get it dirty. Given my office job, I can wear it to work with no issues, and I love the gold hardware. I seem to be having a bit of a gold phase at the moment.

Because both my son and I love Pokemon when Uniqlo did a range of Japan only t-shirts with graphics from the game 20 years ago - it was on the top of my list of what I wanted to buy in Japan. Because I love it so much, I bought 3 of them. Photo of me wearing one of these t-shirts. I love this graphic because whilst it is Pokemon, to my eye it does not look too childlike.

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