#Japanuary is a Japan-themed Twitter / Instagram challenge. Join in and share what you love about Japan!
Each day of January 2020 I’ll be sharing a pic on a theme related to Japan. And you can join in!
Looking for Japanuary 2021? It’s over here…
How to Join In
- Post a pic on Twitter or Instagram related to Japan
There’s a theme for each day – you can see them all below. It can be a photo or artwork – whatever you like!
- Use the hashtag #Japanuary so everyone else can see it too.
- Join in every day or as many days as you want to.
I’ll be posting each day, and you’re welcome to join in. I can’t wait to see your pics – I’ll be sharing a few favs!
Themes for Each Day in January 2020
Feel free to share this pic so other people can join in too!
What if I haven’t been to Japan?
Japanuary is for everyone! If you haven’t been to Japan, or if you’re planning your trip and haven’t been yet, you can still join in.
Post something Japan-related eg Japanese food you’ve tried (or cooked yourself!), cute character merch, plushies, figures, books, drawings, arts and crafts, Japanese events in your country or your collections at home.
For the themes that involve places, share a link to somewhere you’d like to go, or are planning to visit!
More about the Themes
Here’s a bit about the prompts for each day, to give you some ideas. Feel free to interpret them however you like – I can’t wait to see what you post!
- You – and why you love Japan
What draws you to Japan, and what first sparked your interest? Include a Japan-themed photo or drawing of yourself if you want to.
Modern or historic, unusual buildings, contrasts, interesting details
Make us hungry!
- Temples and shrines
Tori gates, fox statues, paper fortunes, beautiful temple buildings, lanterns, festivals
- Sweets and snacks
Traditional wagashi, Japanese candy, mochi, street food snacks, convenience store treats, ice cream, taiyaki
One of the busiest cities in the world! So many different neighbourhoods, each with its own character.
Views from the train, rice fields, mountains, lakes, hiking, day trips, waterfalls, valleys, gorges – that you’ve been to or would like to visit.
Tokyo’s centre for alternative fashion and kawaii
- Traditional Japan
Kimono, gardens, arts and crafts, buildings, historic streets, Japanese castles
- Your first trip to Japan
Time for some memories! Or share where you’d like to go on your first trip.
Including games arcades, or Japanese games you play at home.
Rivers, lakes, the sea, waterfalls…
- Cute characters
Character mascots, kawaii character merch, cute characters on signs.
Fuji-san, hiking pics, views from the plane, mountains on the horizon in the distance
- Only in Japan
Something you’d only see or find in Japan
Video games, purikura, UFO catcher prizes, arcade machines
Stations, the metro, train signs, tickets, the bullet train, historic or unusual trains
- Japanese streets
Large busy streets with neon signs, or picturesque alleyways and backstreets
Share the cuteness!
- Favourite place
Tell us where it is and why it’s special
- Night views
City lights, neon signs, illuminations, glowing temple lanterns, festivals, magical twilight
- Day trips
Trips you’ve been on or would like to go on
- Vending machines
- Nature / animals
Wildlife, spots of green in the city, countryside from the train, animal cafes, pets in the park, cute animals.
Green tea, bars, vending machine favourites, cocktails
Capsule toy machines, amazing finds, or show your collection
Traditional or conveyor belt, made at home, restaurants, bento boxes
Tokyo’s otaku central: home of anime, manga, games arcades and electronics shops
- Four seasons
Cherry blossoms, rainy days, winter snow, autumn colours, summer heatwaves
- Convenience store favs
Snacks, drinks, sandwiches, onigiri, bentos, bakery treats, fried chicken
- Beautiful views
Finish Japanuary with a gorgeous view – day or night, natural or in the city
Videos about Japan
If you’re new to Cakes with Faces, take a look at my videos! I hope you enjoy my Japan travel vlogs and tips to help you plan your trip.
New videos every Thursday on youtube.com/cakeswithfaces
I’m also a designer! Lots of my designs are inspired by Japan and kawaii style. Take a look…