Monday, October 29, 2007

Kamikochi Kappa Cookies

Also from Kamikochi are these kappa cookies. Sugar cookies with a kappa baked into each one.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Kamikochi Kappa

Hand crafted Kappa from Kamikochi. All hand made and hand painted. The pair in the center were carved from a single piece of wood, their arms connected like a chain link. Amazing work, and cute too.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Kappa Bashi

October 24. Kappa Bashi (or Kappa Bridge) is the symbol of Kamikochi, a small town located in the Northern Japan Alps. It was originally built in 1872, and crosses Azusa River. It's unknown how the name of the bridge came about, but some say kappa used to live there. Kappa images and souvenirs can be found throughout the area. More on that later...

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Kappa Sushi

Inarizushi (fried bean curd filled with rice) at Kappa Sushi, a popular sushi chain restaurant. Kappa Sushi uses these Kappa characters as mascots. Cute.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Coming Soon...

Stay tuned for details...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kitaro Chaya

Kitaro Chaya is located right in front of Jindaiji Temple in Chofu. The shop is based on the animation series "Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro" and features a tea house, gallery, and character shop. The atmosphere here is amazing, not only because of the detail in the decoration, but also because of the surrounding area. Jindaiji Temple is just a few steps away, and there are several craft shops and soba restaurants nearby. We spent a couple hours here today in the rain, but I think you could easily spend a whole day just wandering around and relaxing. And it's cheap too. The character shop stocks loads of Kitaro goods, figures, stationary, clothes, etc., and the tea house offers several Kitaro themed dishes. Lots of fun!

Death Fest Prep

Death Fest order information has been sent out to all Cometdebris mailing list members. Figures are all set to go, blind bagged and tagged!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Death Fest Prep

Death Fest coming very soon. Deathras are now being blind bagged and getting ready to go. Mailing list members watch your mail for order info. Mail should be arriving very soon...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Candy Zag

A black light gives the figure another look...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Black Light Smoguns

Various fluorescent colors on black. For the Monster Mash show at Super7. Black light not included.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Candy Zag

Gargamel standard size Zagoran figure. Yellow and pink on flesh vinyl, with some light pink and light purple.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Glitter Godzilla

M1 standard size Godzilla figure. Pink and sky blue on flesh vinyl, with bright yellow eyes and glitter highlights.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Glitter Godzilla & Candy Zag

M1 Godzilla and Gargamel Zagoran figures hand painted for the Halloween Monster Mash show at Super7. Godzilla is done in bright pink and sky blue with glitter highlights, and Zagoran features 6 different soft candy colors on a cream colored vinyl figure. See these and more at Super7 in San Francisco, or check out their website ( for details. More photos and previews to come so keep checking back!