4 Years of Sharing JapanLove 🇯🇵 + Our Original JLM Souvenir Jacket 🌊

Hi everyone!

Last April 12, Japan Lover Me turned 4 years since our first launch. A lot has changed since then! : )

So happy that this baby of ours has been consistently progressing over the years! 🙂

It’s been a very challenging adventure but we’re all in for the fun ride!

Just yesterday, the actual boxes for JLM STORE & souvenir jacket samples from our partner maker have arrived!

I’m so proud of this design project because it used to be just an idea before even when we were struggling to setup JLM STORE.

Many thanks to Chichi / Little Miss Paintbrush for always putting your 1000% effort into everything that we all do. :”)

Souvenir jacket preorder will start soon at Japan Lover Me Store! Make sure to subscribe to our mailing list 😉

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Hello Spring 🌸 + Sukajan x Dinosaur Shoot + Midori Journaling Date 🍰

Hi everybody!

Here are some photos from my everyday life! Enjoy the entry ~

Gave myself a treat and ate this matcha roll cake from Nana’s!

The prettiest plum blossoms. Thanks neighbor!

Sharing some photos from our Japan Souvenir Jacket shoot.

Many thanks to Kathryn for coming up with this idea!

To my friends Allie, Emika and Anne, thanks for being game!

Thank you Sabrina for helping us out!

Everybody was so fun to work with!

Emika, Allie and Sabrina

If you are into Japan travel photography, give her account a follow and you will love her!

~ @kitsunekun ~

Walking around Ueno + Yakult corner in a random kombini store

Finally got to redeem my stationery haul gift from Justin! Thank youuu Jazuuu!

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Souvenir Jacket Giveaway + Kawaii Journaling Workshop Form 🌸

Hi everybody!

Just a quick blog update before I watch a Korean drama again, lolol. #priorities

Hobonichi With Me | Win a Souvenir Jacket from JLM-STORE.com 🇯🇵

Read full mechanics here: www.japanlover.me/jlmcontest

Win any of these jackets! Take your pick 😉

Also, the registration form for the journaling + brush lettering workshop is now up!

Kawaii Journaling & Brush Lettering Workshop Registration Form (03/11/2016 / Sat / 1-4PM)

[Workshop Details]

  • Date: March 11, 2016 (Saturday)
  • Time: 1:00-4:00 PM (3 hours)
  • Fee: 8,000 JPY (Discounted rate from 10,000 JPY)
  • Instructors: Kaila Ocampo, Anne Kate Pinero & Allie Principe
  • Topics: Kawaii Journaling, Brush Lettering Basics, and Stamp Carving Demo
  • Details:
  • Slots available: 8 people maximum
  • Registration is open from February 6, 2016 – March 8, 2016. ♥

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KEEP YOUR CHILL + Sukajan Photo Services + JLM Work Preview!

Hi everybody!

Just spamming my blog with these sukajan / souvenir jacket photos at work! 🙂

カイラ&あき

Little Miss Paintbrush‘s badass kawaii sukajan-themed illustrations!

Japanese Souvenir Jacket photos by our in-house photographer, Justin Japan

Japanese Souvenir Jackets or more famously known as the “Sukajan” (Skajang/Skajan) trace their roots in the Asia Pacific during the World War II when the American troops stationed in the Pacific have wanted to have some “memories” or souvenirs of their foreign assignments to bring back home. It has sort of become a solidarity uniform or remembrance of their posts and service in the war and their comrades with whom they have spent some of the bravest time of their lives. It is said to have originated from Yokusuka in Kanagawa Prefecture where its name is thought to have come from – “Suka” from Yokosuka and “Jan” from the Japanese term Jumper or ジャンパー or jacket in layman’s term. The famous maker of them during that time is the staunch brand, TOYO Enterprises, which still exists until today. These days it has evolved to become the ultimate and iconic Japanese fashion “cool-tural” export product that resembles cool and street all combined in one statement.

JLM STORIES series ft. Anne

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