Lately there have been reports of a Pikachu outbreak in Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city. So what’s been going on? Turns out there will be a special event this month, called “Pikachu Tairyo Hassei Chu” or “Pikachus All Over the Place”.
An abundance of sparkling yellow critters can be found at 14 locations around Yokohama.
The event takes place from August 9-17 and includes a Pikachu Festival (August 16-17) with a towering Pikachu, stage shows, workshops, Pikachu-decorated landmarks, a Pikachu Cafe, games and other attractions.
Part of the event was a record attempt with 50 dancing Pikachus last weekend. You might have seen the video on Tumblr, it’s so cute:
You can find more information on the official Japanese website and Bulbagarden.
Remember the Alpaca Wind Up Toy that I badly wanted to bring home from the Blythecon? Turns out that they are being sold at eBay! I decided to get one and the mailman (who always smiles with his golden tooth ) delivered it today, woohoo.
I fluffed the alpaca up a little before presenting her to Catootje. She was so not impressed with the new critter and got back to sunning (working on her tan…).
The Butterfly Bush is quite popular these days. In fact bees and butterflies have been munching on it so much, that there are barely any flowers left after just three weeks.
Hop over to my Instagram for a video of the Alpaca in action. I’ve purchased mine from this seller for $19. I’m not a 100% sure if this is the original Iwaya Alpaca, since those look more ‘wooly’ on pictures, but it’s very soft and works well so I’m happy with it ^_^