Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lost in Translation? *giveaway*

Although I think these rub-ons are too cute for words and know what they say, it dawned on me the other night, that others may not! So I thought that I would give you a run down on the Japanese words found on them so you would be able to use them better on your crafty projects.
First the word Kawaii (since all the rub-ons use it in their title) simply means cute.
Sushi: Most of you know what sushi is, but did you know it has nothing to do with raw fish? It is actually just describing the rice which has been treated with vinegar.

Shoyu: Soy sauce and I can't enjoy my rice or sushi without it!

Tofu: Is popular in American cooking too and of course is bean curd. I think the tofu cube on our A Kawaii Day rub-ons is adorable with his little balloon.

Takoyaki: Fried or baked Octopus, usually in a ball form. Want to make it at home? They sell special pans and automatic makers. Watch a video here, now I'm hungry.

Moshi Moshi: Means "Hello" but mainly when answering the telephone. Here is fun video if you want to know more about the word.

Konnichiwa: Hello and/or Good Afternoon

Arigatou: Thanks, an informal way to say thank you.

Hai: YES!

Eii: (This is supposed to be Iie and it would mean NO! ) Good thing these are top quality vinyl rub ons and easily moveable. *this is currently being corrected and the proper version will be included with all new orders*

Nani? What?

Torendi: Of course you should all know by now that it means TRENDY!

Yatta: "I did it" or a similar exclamation of triumph. You may here Hiro on the show "Heroes" say this a lot.

I hope this little language lesson helped and if you have any other questions please leave a comment below! Would you like to win some of our rub-ons for your crafting collection?! You can see all 4 designs in the store. All you have to do is become a follower, once we hit 150 followers, I will pick one winner to receive the rub-on set of their choice. Good luck and help us spread the word!


  1. THanks for the language lesson, there were a few in there I didn't know.

    I just love the rub ons and am ever so tempted.

    Became a follower too - thought I already had. Oops :-)

  2. I love this! I'm gonna blog it in a bit.

  3. Those are ca-ute!! Gotta show my kids. They'll love them!

  4. Cute! And.... now I crave sushi. Awesome. Lol!

  5. Can't imagine how I'm not already a follower but I am now

  6. I so need these rub-ons. We were in Japan 3 years ago and I have yet to scrap those photos. These would be perfect.