recently I became friends with a Japanese girl name Ayao after we struck up a conversation a bit randomly about moomin, the famous Finnish cartoon character. if you were raised in the Nordic countries, it’s almost impossible that you haven’t watched or read the moomin cartoons growing up! so, whether intentionally and not, when Ayao and I hang we end up at some place moomin related, like the drink stand in Kichijoji or the cafe in Suidobashi (which sells rye bread! it’s heaven for a someone like me who loves dark, wholegrain bread). it’s really natsukashii for me~ and i always end up with the moomin theme stuck in my head!