Here are pictures of me talking away at the panel and some of my little girl having a blast at the convention. The videos that I used at the presentation will be going up very soon!
While I was in town for Fanime I couldn't help myself and had to go shopping for bento boxes. It's an addiction, I swear! I didn't have a chance to shop very much, but I did find a few shops with boxes and accessories in Japantown, San Jose.
First we stopped at Nikkei Traditions (219 Jackson St.). We had a good time browsing and my daughter loved the dolls on display. I bought a one-tier flower shaped box, some fish soy sauce bottles and beautiful chopsticks.
Next A-chan practically dragged me into the Shuei-Do Manju Shop because I'd been promising her some mochi. She got mochi, I got mokona and we bought my husband a treat too!
Nichi Bei Bussan (140 Jackson St.) was a lot of fun to browse! They had tons of stuff from furniture to cosplay. They had larger, picnic sized bentos and lovely furoshiki.
Nijiya Market (240 Jackson St.) had some contemporary bento boxes and a few accessories like containers and such. More importantly, though, they had Japanese carrots and even better they had konpeito!! We bought two bags of konpeito and they were gone by the end of the weekend.
Hoping with all my might that we wouldn't get a parking ticket, I decided that we had to go into just one more store before going back to the car. Nikaku Japanese Arts (615 N. 6th st) is upstairs and jam packed with all kinds of things from pottery to anime and manga. They have a good deal on large square bento boxes with furoshiki and chopsticks as a set. Even though we spent a lot of time there we didn't get a ticket :D