Inside a children’s theme park in Ikebukuro (Namja Town) I found joy in themed foods based on a beloved anime series, Yuri on Ice. The series follows a small group of male figure skaters and their journey towards greatness. The series means a lot to me personally because of the two main characters (Yuri and Victor) and their relationship. Mitsurō Kubo, (the writer and artist) never really says “they’re gay”, never makes it a talking point in the show, and doesn’t have their sexuality defining them. This is refreshing because it certainly is not the norm in movies and television AND because I am not used to seeing such a positive portrayal of such a character, or any portrayals at all in many of my favorite shows.
Suffice to say, eating the themed food today had me and my friend freaking out just a bit.
Here are some highlights:
Katsudon Peroshki, one of the featured foods on the show. Yurio’s grandfather makes them to share with Yuri as his inner fat boy craves pork cutlet bowls.
Maccachin crepe! (Victor’s doggy)
Yuri on Ice, born to Make History. This tasted rough.
Katsuki Yuri was yummy though, as one would expect of him.
Otabek is my best boy/favourite.
You too can enjoy these foods and some cat themed Yuri on Ice merch if you cruise over here by early May!
A glimpse into my week shows you waterfalls and swimming holes, gay fun with toys (green lantern John Stewart and MOTUC Clamp Champ), yellow apatite, Star Wars necklaces (Darth Vader and C3PO), green tourmaline, nautical goodness with pearl, pink coral and starfish, and even a handful of huckleberries.
This week was my first time picking huckleberries. Searching for them is a a ton of work and often times a bush will have just one or two tiny berries. It took hours to get just half a cup, but they are oh so delicious.
The Star Wars pieces are always a hit – both are bib necklaces with steampunk elements. Yellow apatite is my biggest seller on etsy as the stone is a bit harder to come by than it’s teal blue counterpart and each piece has a prism locked inside it. The green tourmaline is a favorite of mine as it combines emerald with olive, two of the very best shades of green. The stone dances around on vintage gold plated chain in the pair of earrings pictured here. I have already received beaucoup compliments on the nautical inspired pink coral and pearl bracelet – complete with starfish charm, so that one is sure to go quickly. A little black love in toy form here with a shirtless masters of the universe Clamp Champ and Green Lantern’s own John Stewart. They were photographed in the very same swimming hole where I am pictured and I’m not telling where that was as it is my secret spot, just for me.
All of the beauties pictured here are listed now on my etsy site, HERE Etsy Zachary Pryor – except for the huckleberries and the toys. Those are mine.