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#1 Post by Luigi » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:52 pm

A friend of my wife went to Japan last week, so I asked her to buy something really special for me. Yep, you know what I mean, don't you? Here it is, in my living room, exactly one week later:

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It's the small one - and it's really nice and cute. Produced by Mon Seuil Co., Japan. I don't know how much was it, I got it as a present in the end.

Here's Bob buying his owl in Tokyo:

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#2 Post by samwright8380 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:14 am

that's awesome! :D
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More owls!

#3 Post by Luigi » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:12 am

Apparently, due to a misunderstanding, one more friend of a friend ended up buying another owl in Japan for us. This time a big one. Surprisingly, there was a really small owl inside the big one. So now we have the following family of LiT owls:

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The big one was quite expensive though, around 50 pounds.

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#4 Post by TokyoGirl » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:06 am

Awesome!

I looked but I was never able to find one when I was there :( Do you know the names of the shops they got them from and where they are located?
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Monseuil Tokyo

#5 Post by Luigi » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:16 pm

Hey!

Each owl had a tag with the following address and telephone:

Monseuil Japan
1F-B 5-7-14, Kitashinagawa
Shinagawaku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel. 03 5423-7311

Hopefully it'll help you find the owls in Japan. I've got a receipt as well, but it's entirely in Japanese, so I'm not able to type what's written there here.

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#6 Post by samwright8380 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:54 am

Hakuhinkan Toy Park in Ginza had them, it's been two years since I've been though.
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#7 Post by TokyoGirl » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:03 am

Thanks for that :)
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#8 Post by nathan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:38 am

awesome, thanks for the info! i also was not able to find one while i was there...i looked everywhere i possibly could and let me tell you, tokyo has a ton of shops that seem like they may sell something like this.

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#9 Post by Suntory » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:08 am

That's awesome! I love it, the three owls!

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#10 Post by Luigi » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:49 pm

This is not really from Japan, but it is another item for my LIT collection. It's a t-shirt. My mother bought it somewhere in Brazil and sent it to me here in Sweden. Cool.

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#11 Post by onlyshallow » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:23 am

That looks pretty cool! What a strange place to find it as well. I might have a google around and see if I can find one online somewehre.

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