Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rabbit Cafe With Real Live Rabbits

'Usagi no E-hon' is one of Shimokitazawa's rabbit caf├ęs. Up a steep, narrow wooden staircase festooned with white rabbit silhouettes, fake flowers and decals on Shimokita's Ichibangai, you will find nine fluffy bunnies. The space is immaculate and covered in all things 'rabbit'. Stuffed Peter Rabbit toys, rabbit books, trinkets, pictures, ornaments and place-mats are all rabbit themed.

A quick chat about about the 'rules' with the owner and an explanation of the deal (¥150 per person for 30 minutes, one drink or food order, no more than 90 minutes) and off we went free to mingle with the bunnies.
I thought my 4 year old was going to faint with excitement at the sight before her, but she didn't, she just grabbed a box of food, headed for the bunny who had been let out of her cage and started feeding it and stroking it, and talking to it and finally blowing kisses to it!

When our drink arrived, it was of course in a rabbit-themed cup placed on a rabbit themed place-mat with Peter Rabbit sugar sachets.  


And the dessert didn't let us down either. Reasonable for ¥850 for a cake set in this part of town and so lovingly presented.


 

After a quick browse of the rabbit merchandise (and there was a HUGE amount), we decided on a rabbit badge as a memory of our lovely afternoon. And off we hopped on our two minute journey home....



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