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TREESON MOMIJI

27 Feb 15



Helena and I have been huge fans of Bubi Au Yeung for years now so when we started chatting about a possible collaboration we were wide-eyed with excitement. We finally got to meet Bubi at Pictoplasma in 2014 and listen to her sweet, inspiring talk at the conference. We also go to see an exhibition of her work as part of the festival's Character Walk which was magical and we had to restrain ourselves from running away with everything because we're so in love with her work.

The new Limited Edition release combines Treeson, a creature of the forest with a Momiji girl who represents a human soul. Treeson is known for the branch that sticks out from his heart.

I used to have nothing in my chest. Then one day, a tree branch was stabbed into my heart. Don't worry, it doesn't hurt. I'm used to it now. Don't we all have something in our heart as we get older? I like my friends. I smile a lot. And I'm seldom bored. I am Treeson, the son of trees.

Only 500 pieces of TREESON MOMIJI have been produced, each one is numbered on the base by hand.

We had a chat with Bubi. Here's what she had to say...

How did you begin exploring your ideas for your Momiji doll?

Treeson is a creature in the forest so I have the idea to create a Momiji doll which show the connection between a girl (Human) and Treeson, and I hope this special version of Momiji doll would help spreading the love of nature and friendship.

Whats your usual way of working; do you sketch first or immediately create digital files?

I had lot of sketchbooks and I really enjoy sketching on them, so most of the time I would sketch my ideas with my favourite brush pen on the sketchbook then create the digital graphic base on those ideas.

Can you tell a little about the Treeson character and what he stands for?

This is the character I created in 2005, he is a creature raised by trees in the forest, that's why I named him Treeson, meaning he is the son of tree. I hope when people see Treeson, he would remind them to care about our nature.

What was your favourite part of the design process?
That would be doodling on sketchbook.

Tell us about your workspace. Do you design in a specific place or do you find it easy to work anywhere?

I find it easy and comfortable to work at my room though it is very small and so as my desk too, and I usually sketch or draw on my bed first then create digital graphic on my iMac.

Tell us about a typical work day.

I have a full time job so I have a regular schedule from Monday to Friday:
7:30am wake up and take shower
8:00am breakfast
9:00am arrive office and working
12:45-2:00pm lunch
2:00-6:30 or 7pm working
7:00-9:00pm leave office and go to gym
9:00pm -10:00pm shower
10:00-11:00pm check email and work on my own stuff
Before 12am sleep

What would you say are the most important characteristics for anyone wanting to work in design?

To stay open-minded is really important, if you are always inspired by surrounding and open to accept different culture, trends, ideas, even a judgement then you will always be inspired which can benefit for your creation.

In the movie of your life which song would be the title track on the soundtrack?

The first song come to my mind is "The Beatitudes" from the La Grande Bellezza , whenever I listen to this song, I feel like I am on my way to the very peaceful place which is something I really want - the peace of mind...

In the kitchen, whats your speciality dish?

Fried egg!

What's your favourite thing about living in Hong Kong?

Efficiency.

If you could live in any other city in the world where would you choose and why?

I would choose Paris because I could enjoy delicious food and visit different museums and exhibitions there where I always surrounded by art and beautiful building.

Friday nights or Sunday mornings?
Friday nights.

Thanks Bubi!
Thanks a lot again!

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How to be Lucky

23 Feb 15

When we designed and created our Momiji doll, Lucky we spent some time thinking about lucky charms and symbols around the world and what it really means to be lucky. Our Lucky Momiji isn't intended to be a magic charm, instead we wanted her to be a symbol for good wishes and brave thoughts. Whether you're tucking a little hand-written note with words of encouragement to someone who is facing a big challenge or you'd just like her to sit on your bookshelf and to remind you to look to the future with a can-do attitude, we hope that she'll be a positive companion.

Thinking about being lucky got us chatting about whether it's possible to make your own luck. I looked to some of the people I most admire in different walks of life and pulled together some of their most inspirational ideas about how to be luckier.

1. WORK HARD AND BE NICE TO PEOPLE



This poster by Anthony Burrill is a good place to start. Is there's something big you're dreaming of? It's time to take the first step and dedicate yourself to making it happen. Putting positive energy out there into the universe can only be a good thing. The harder you work...the luckier you get.

(Photo Credit Anthony Burrill)

2. EMBRACE THINGS THAT TERRIFY YOU



We're great believers in facing our fears. When we created Emmeline, our LIVE BOLDLY Momiji we included a poster for you to write down a list of things you might be scared of and that you'd love to overcome. Somehow writing them down makes them less daunting. It's easy for them to turn into monsters if you just let them live in your head. One of our favourite bloggers, Grace Bonney (pictured above) of Design*Sponge, which receives over a million visits a day, inspired us in her talk at the Weapons of Mass Creation conference. She talks about the challenges she faced in building up such a successful site and how she found the courage to go on when behind the scenes life was pretty tough and she felt like falling apart. Her talk is a really mood-boosting watch and we love her advice about breaking down challenges into manageable steps. She also talks about how facing the fear of rejection face-on made it less scary.

One of my personal inspirations for taking this approach to life and business is Lisa Hassell, Director of Inkygoodness. Lisa has an insatiable passion for design, illustration and generally making cool things happen. She's brilliant at talking to people, starting conversations, trading ideas and then she has an amazing knack of rolling these chats into ground-breaking, collaborative events. It's really motivating to be around her.

3. DON'T BE AFRAID TO LOOK SILLY



I'm reading 'Yes Please' by actress, comedian, director, producer and writer, Amy Poehler at the moment and it's bursting with genius. One of my favourite messages so far is 'don't be afraid to make a fool of yourself.' Amy says "Looking silly can be very powerful. People who are committing and taking risks become the king and queen of my prom."

This is a philosophy we believe in wholeheartedly at Momiji. We built our company on embracing a healthy dose of silliness. We've made lots of mistakes along the way but we try not to let fear of failure stop us from trying new things and being ourselves.


4. IMPROVISE



The best advice I've ever received is, 'No one else knows what they're doing either. Ricky Gervais

It's easy to make the mistake of thinking that everyone else has a master plan. If you dig a little deeper it's probably the case that most people are just getting by by doing their best and making it up as they go along. The old adage 'Fake it until you make it' can get you a long way and if you start to act like the person you want to be, sooner or later you'll find that that's the person you've become.

Designer and music video director Kate Moross wrote a book called Make Your Own Luck (pictured above - photo from Creative Review) and it's full of advice for taking control of your future and making your creative dreams a reality. She has a DIY philosophy to success; If you dont know how to do something, YouTube it.
We live in a time where it has never been so easy to teach yourself stuff. This is a quality I always massively admire in my Momiji teammate and our design genIus, Helena. She has a really pro-active approach to figuring stuff out. She just googles it and then learns how to do it or make it or implement it.

5. COLLABORATE



Don't covet your own ideas. Collaborate. Join up. Join in. Sharing your thoughts with other people might just bring the magic you've been needing to make your dream into a reality.

I love this photo from our time at the Pictoplasma character design conference last year. It's one of the most inspirational and uplifting events I've ever been to and you might just spot some Momiji designer collaborations later this year that all began from talking and exchanging ideas at Pictoplasma.



Wishing you all lots of brave, collaborative, bold, lucky adventures!

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Lucky Winner!

19 Feb 15



Thanks to everyone who shared our Lucky Instagram. Our winner is @polly_paillette and we'll be dropping her a line to arrange her prize later today. Congratulations!

If you'd like to send a little luckiness to someone who needs a boost, you'll find Lucky in the shop.



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Jessica Barker said:
19th Feb 2015 @ 21:41pm
I absolutely love this design! :-)

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Back to School!

10 Feb 15

Over the years we've had loads of fun working with educational establishments around the world, from Chelsea College of Art & Design in London to as far away from home as Malaysia.

Not too far from Momiji HQ is Lode Heath School and it's a pretty inspirational place. Recently I've been hanging out in the design department, spending time with the Year 10 classes there.

We all know the importance of a good teacher and Mrs Thompson is a mighty fine example. She invited me to chat with the students about life at Momiji HQ, how we go about designing and making dolls, some of the creative challenges we face and how we overcome them. We explored what makes a good character and took a look at the work of one of my favourite character designers, Gavin Strange (if you're ever looking for a creative boost then google videos of his talks; his enthusiasm is infectious!)

We set the Lode Heath students the challenge of creating a character that represented themselves and captured the essence of their personality. I was so impressed with the results.



Here's a picture of us last week. I popped back in to take some prizes for the students whose designs had really caught my eye. There are certainly plenty of future design stars in Year 10!



This design by Georgina Lakin really stood out. Georgina's nickname is Cheeky Monkey, she loves drawing and travelling. I really liked the scale and positioning of the giant pencil and her map tummy.



I loved Rachel Soller's character's unusual shape. This would look great in 3D! Dreamy colours too!

Thanks so much to everyone at Lode Heath who made me so welcome.

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5 Reasons to let a Momiji do the talking this Valentine's Day.

02 Feb 15



With February 14th just around the corner you may be wondering how youre going to tell a certain someone that theyre the reason your knees turn to jelly and your heart beats at double time. Whether youve been together for years or youve spotted someone that youd like to be spending a whole lot more time time with, weve got some advice for you. Dont leave it to Cupid. Heres why you should let a Momiji do the talking this year.

1. MYSTERY...everyone knows that originally Valentines Day was about sending mysterious love letters, signed with a question mark. Momiji dolls will keep your secret note hidden inside so that its only seen by your Valentine.

2. SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL...Phew! Theres no need to write pages of poetry; Momiji message slips are very cute and fairly tiny...which means theres just enough room to get straight to the point. Jot down your phone number, or a write a couple of not-very-cryptic-clues so that they can uncover your identity...or maybe youre ready to write three little words that say exactly how you feel..?

3. TREASURE THEM FOREVER...If you go for chocolates theyll probably last a few hours. Flowers will be pretty for a week until they begin to look a little forlorn. Momiji dolls live forever! On a desk or bookshelf theyll stand firm, hiding your secret note forever.

4. START YOUR OWN TRADITION...we hear so many lovely stories of people choosing a special Momiji to mark milestones and precious occasions. For each moment they write a message or a memory. This year could be the start of your own Momiji memory collection. Start building an army of love over the years ahead so that you can remember all the stories that go with each anniversary and Valentines day.

5. HEALTH & SAFETY...if youre thinking of popping the question this year on February 14th then wed like to take this opportunity to remind you hiding a diamond in chocolate mousse in a posh restaurant carries a very high choking risk. Momiji dolls are a tried and tested way to propose with an impeccable health & safety record ;)







However you choose to celebrate Valentines Day this year we wish you lots of love and good times with the people that make your life happiest.



Our limited edition Valentines 2015 doll, Valentina is available here while stocks last!

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Diana Pelaez said:
13th Feb 2015 @ 13:43pm
Love you Momiji!!!!!

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ORIGAMI CONTEST!

30 Jan 15



If you'd like to win a Momiji doll then here's a little contest that you can take part in without even having to venture from your desk. Just reach for that block of sticky-notes and get started.

Today's post is inspired a mix of good things: Valentina, romance, origami, sticky-notes and Alice in Wonderland!

Our chief Momiji designer, Helena is in love with limited edition books with beautiful artwork. Once of her most treasured novels is this version of Alice In Wonderland. Since Valentina is rocking a Wonderland-esque outfit and our Momiji logo features a little origami hearts, we're challenging you to create a paper bookmark.

Thanks to our handy instructions, you won't need a black belt in origami to bring make one of these.



To enter the contest, follow @MomijiHQ on Instagram and then...

1. Make an origami heart bookmark (Make as many as you like! They're quite a addictive!)

2. Take a picture of your origami and share it on Instagram

3. Use the hashtags #momijidolls and #momijibookmark

DONE!

The contest closes at midnight on Sunday 1st February (UK time).

You can enter as many times as you like. We'll be choosing our favourite picture. Your photo doesn't need to feature a Momiji doll (but it can if you like!)




Terms & Conditions

To enter a photo must be uploaded onto Instagram.
Entries can only be judged if they are marked with the hashtag #Momijidolls AND #momijibookmark
We can't accept entries by email or any other social media platforms.
We're sorry but if your Instagram is set to private we won't be able to see your entry so we can't include it.
Our decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.
There is 1 prize. The winner will receive a Momiji doll of their choice.*
The winners will be notified by email and the prizes will be shipped to them.
There is no cash alternative.
Momiji will be free to publish the name of the winner and by entering this competition you give your consent for this to happen.
Entries cannot be acknowledged.
The competition is not open to employees of Momiji or any person directly involved in the running of the competition, or direct members of their families. Momiji reserve the right to cancel this competition at any stage, or change any of the rules or procedures if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside its control.
The rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts if any disputes arise out of this competition. The copy on any promotional material relating to this competition forms part of these rules.

*(as long as they're in stock and sorry, but Emmeline isn't included in this one)

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Diana Pelaez said:
13th Feb 2015 @ 13:44pm
Thank you so much is a lovely idea.
Jess Ideas said:
31st Jan 2015 @ 02:39am
entered~!! my instagram is @jessideas http://instagram.com/p/yf2qPWveaO/?modal=true

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Love Story Winners!

20 Jan 15



So it turns out we set ourselves a bit of an impossible task. How can we be expected to choose winners?! All the stories were beautiful and gave us a little glow, like pink-cheeked, proud parents.

In the end we decided upon winners and we'll be dropping them a line by email to ship out their prizes.

If you need a little Tuesday afternoon mode-boost then read on!

WINNER
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Michael Steven

I have bought my wife a Momiji every Christmas since 2006, and I actually proposed to her with the message from a 'Robin' Momiji in December 2010! That year I had been giving her a present of Momiji stickers and a sweet every day of the advent and on the 11th day we went to Amsterdam for a short break. On the walk back to our hotel that evening after a lovely meal, I suggested we stop and have a seat at one of the pretty bridges over the canals. When we sat, I produced a heart-shaped Momiji tin (which had originally contained the stickers, but now velvet lined) and said, "Here is today's advent present!". Expecting to find more stickers and sweets, she was wonderfully surprised to find a ring and Momiji message that read, "Beki, I love you with all my heart, will you marry me?". She thankfully said yes and we have been happily married since May 2013! Thank you Momiji for giving me an inspired and romantic way to propose!


RUNNERS UP
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Phillip McQuillen

Back on Christmas Eve in 2010 I proposed to my now husband. It couldn't have been more perfect, it was cold and very snowy and we were going to ride the big wheel at the Winter Wonderland Christmas Area in Cardiff. As the wheel reached it's highest point I presented him with what I said was an early Christmas present, he opened it and it was a momiji doll and on the message I had written "will you marry me?", he stopped for a second welled up and then said "yes". The rest is history and we will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary in Paris in February this year, where he will receive another Momiji at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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Caroline Dickman

Like another story here, we originally found Momiji at a museum gift shop. It was a long distance relationship at the time, at that museum trip was our first real date. The dolls were perfect matches for us -- I, the avid reader, got Phoebe from the Book Club series, and she, the pastry chef, got Pixie 2.

It was a tough time for the both of us, but that week together pushed all our worries aside for a least a little while. I got on my plane a flew back home, not knowing that she'd written me a little love note in my doll. Then again, she didn't know I'd left her a note either. On a rough night, I told her to look in her doll, and there was the message written in my best chicken scratch: "I love you so very much."

Those notes and those dolls were a way to keep each other close even though we were hundreds of miles apart. She collects them now, and our apartment as a nice display of them. I'm sure she'll find a way to bring them to our wedding at that museum next year too.

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Kayna Sincock-Ford

After two years of friendship with one of my best friends i decided to buy her a gift, to say thank you for everything she had done for me so i chose the momiji 'Hurray', i thought this was appropriate due to everything we had been through and all the issues we moved passed. However, our friendship hit a sort of bump, after a few weeks i looked at my Momiji collection, which included my own 'Hurray' doll, it reminded me of all the memories we had and i knew that the next day i had to apologize, as friendship is so much more important compared to arguments but she came apologizing to me at the same time. Now we are closer than ever before and i cant help to think that 'Hurray' played some part to it :-)

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Michael Steven said:
21st Jan 2015 @ 21:14pm
Yay! Thank you :-) And well done to everyone else :-D

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Momiji Wrap Up Winners!

13 Jan 15

Thank you everyone who got your woolly groove on for our knitting-inspired contest!

We've chosen @catwalkbunny and her super cool picture of Purl by Esther Chaye as the winner! As well as being really nicely styled and shot it really made us laugh. Well done, @catwalkbunny!



We couldn't resist choosing a couple of extra runners up who will both receive a Momiji doll as a prize. Congratulations to @ninakirilova for this magnificent Lana picture. Rocking the rainbows!



And finally we also loved this cosy picture by @gemmaperegrine for being super cute and really embracing the woolly theme!



Well done to all our winners - check your Instagram messages later today for a note from us.

Thanks for all your entries. Stay warm!

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Annie Herrera said:
23rd Jan 2015 @ 16:01pm
I forgot to enter :[
Nicole Vellar said:
14th Jan 2015 @ 04:58am
Beautiful photos!
Ana Mara Viera Gimeno said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 19:17pm
Love it

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Momiji Love Stories WIN!

13 Jan 15



Do you have a Momiji love story?

Has a Momiji doll played an important part in your life? Did someone special buy you one? Is there particular doll that means a lot to you because of who gave it to you? Do you give Momiji dolls to someone you love? Maybe someone used a Momiji doll to tell you they loved you or even proposed with a Momiji message?

We want to hear your stories! They can be romantic and smoochy or tales of forever-friendship or family love.

Leave us a comment below before Midnight on Tuesday 20th January and we'll choose our favourite. Tell us your Momiji love story in fewer than 200 words.

The winning story will receive a voucher to spend at lovemomiji.com worth 50 or $75 (US dollars) or 65. Three runners-up will also win a Momiji doll of their choice.* It's open to everyone around the world (don't worry if you live in a part of the world that isn't listed on our delivery country list, if you win we can arrange your prize for you.)


RULES AND STUFF:

To enter you need to leave your comment under this blog post.
Entries via Facebook or any other site can't be accepted.
You'll need to be registered as part of www.lovemomiji.com to leave a comment.
Winners will be selected by the team at Momiji
Our decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.
Keep it friendly please; any comment which we feel is offensive will be removed.
The winner will receive a voucher in either GBP, Euros or US dollars.
The winners will be announced on lovemomiji.com
Only one comment per collective member can be accepted. If more than one comment is left per person then we will only accept the first and further comments will be disregarded.The closing date for entries is Midnight (UK time) on Tuesday 20th January 2015.
There is no cash alternative.
Momiji will be free to publish the name of the winner and by entering this competition you give your consent for this to happen.Entries cannot be acknowledged.
The competition is not open to employees of Momiji or any person directly involved in the running of the competition, or direct members of their families.
Momiji reserve the right to cancel this competition at any stage, or change any of the rules or procedures if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside its control.
The rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts if any disputes arise out of this competition.
The copy on any promotional material relating to this competition forms part of these rules.
*The runners-up may choose any doll which is in stock apart from Emmeline.

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fernand soy said:
28th Jan 2015 @ 12:29pm
Cute and trendy! I want one and I'll have one someday!
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Amy Duxbury said:
21st Jan 2015 @ 11:02am
Congratulations to all the winners. The date on my story was wrong it's meant to be 2010 I've only just noticed my mistake.Douce wasn't even released in 2008.x
Kapa K said:
19th Jan 2015 @ 20:00pm
For years, my parents have been giving me momiji dolls from my pets. All of the special notes inside are written as if they're from my dogs and birds and written in their messy "handwriting" with little paw prints and bird print drawn on them. The lastest momiji pair from my fluffy coton de tulear named Murphy was Huggle and Cuddle Love Bug, both of which resemble the furry monster look my dog has. : ) These momiji dolls from my beloved animals are those that are held most dear to my heart. <3
Karina Encarnacion said:
19th Jan 2015 @ 19:59pm
My grandmother gave me my first momiji doll - "Soul" about six years ago. I treasured her and found that she was the most fascinating piece of art to grace my possession. Over the next few years, I found momiji dolls here and there in little shops, slowly revealing to me the momiji story. My collection has grown immensely since then from just my single "Soul" and many momiji dolls have flocked to my bookshelves. Every day, I thank my grandmother for sharing with me the story of momiji and planting the heartwarming seed for the love of momiji dolls in my "Soul". :-)
Kathryn Roberts said:
19th Jan 2015 @ 19:27pm
It always makes me happy to look at my momiji dolls but one in particular brings back especially good memories: Hero. My husband gave it to me in the hospital after our daughter was born. He said I was a hero for everything I went through bringing our child into the world. Our daughter is one now and she loves looking at my momiji dolls. We've even started her own collection!
Amy Duxbury said:
19th Jan 2015 @ 10:20am
Every year me and my boyfriend celebrate our anniversary on the day we first became a couple. In 2008 I was taken out to my favourite restaurant. He insisted that we took our gifts with us. I was hoping this year he had bought me my sought after doll Douce. You can imagine my excitement when I opened my gift to see it's little face. As I was putting it back my boyfriend said "Are you not going to read your message" I said " I'd read it at home." He insisted I read it there and then. To my surprise the message read Amy I love you so much will you marry me? Not only this but he had gone one step further and drilled the hole in the bottom of the doll bigger in order to fit my engagement ring in.
Douce will always hold a special place in my heart. He still continues to buy me a doll on every occasion.
We have now been together for 12 years and although we still aren't married we are happily engaged. I'm sure Momiji will play a part on our big day.
Robespierre Bolivar said:
19th Jan 2015 @ 08:25am
Christmas 2014 will be our last on our old home. That's why we wanted a white Christmas to make the holidays extra special. Luckily, Secret Santa got together a few our gals to write a letter to the actual Santa. Pipaluk and Winter Wonderland 2013 and 2014 (whom we call Sasha Cohen and Kimmie Meisner, after the Olympic figure skaters) all signed the letter. The day after Christmas, we woke up to the first snowfall of the year! As a thank you, we took Secret Santa and the gals to the park for a winter photo shoot, a ride on Pipaluk's toboggan, and some hot waffles. What a way to thank our old home and neighborhood for a magical Christmas and many wonderful memories.
Nisan Nisan said:
18th Jan 2015 @ 18:53pm
My boyfriend really loves music. Especially Piano and Frank Sinatra's songs. The first song he listened to me was "Somewhere over the Rainbow" It was Sinatra's version. After listening this song together, we promised each other to live and fly in the sky happily.
One day, he made me a surprise and gave me a very beautiful box. There was a adventure momiji inside it! I opened its message part excitedly:" To my beauty who teach me how to fly over the rainbow happily! Hope to fly with you more and more until the sky finishes"
I love all my Momiji but Adventure is more special because it reminds me our love story...
Amy Turner said:
18th Jan 2015 @ 16:01pm
Last Christmas was mine and my boyfriend's first as a couple and unfortunately we couldn't be together as our families live six hours apart. However, he made sure that my present was ready and waiting for me under the tree on Christmas Day. He'd got me two momiji dolls! I was already delighted to have two more dolls to add to my collection but I was even more touched to see that he'd put a lot of thought into which ones to buy me. The first was Happy, as he says that I am always happy and he loves to see me smiling. The other was Winter Wonderland, to remind me of a lovely day out we had at Winter Wonderland in London to celebrate Christmas together before returning to our parents' homes. I was, and am still, overjoyed with my gifts and now when I look at them with the rest of my momijis, it makes me so happy that they have that added sentimental value.
MERVE SEZGİNER said:
17th Jan 2015 @ 15:14pm

I have a room filled with notes from my friends. So I also leave little notes when I was at my friends houses. Love grows when you share but words can be forgotten however notes could keep good memories and wishes safe until to eternal. My mom is also just like me she also leave some notes to cheer me up. My first encounter with momiji was just like that. When I was in university , things are not going so well I sicked to study. At that moment my mom come with momiji which she found in internet and she thougth that they were cute and they could cheer me up.It was sweet as much as it could be and in the note which is inside the momiji she told me that if I slightly think of quitting I should look to the momiji and smile and keep going. Right now I am also believe the luck of momijies. While I was studying I keep Dolly
MERVE SEZGİNER said:
17th Jan 2015 @ 15:12pm
I have a room filled with notes from my friends. So I also leave little notes when I was at my friends houses. Love grows when you share but words can be forgotten however notes could keep good memories and wishes safe until to eternal. My mom is also just like me she also leave some notes to cheer me up. My first encounter with momiji was just like that. When I was in university , things are not going so well I sicked to study. At that moment my mom come with momiji which she found in internet and she thougth that they were cute and they could cheer me up.It was sweet as much as it could be and in the note which is inside the momiji she told me that if I slightly think of quitting I should look to the momiji and smile and keep going. Right now I am also believe the luck of momijies. While I was studying I keep Dolly
Phillip McQuillen said:
17th Jan 2015 @ 08:39am
Back on Christmas Eve in 2010 I proposed to my now husband. It couldn't have been more perfect, it was cold and very snowy and we were going to ride the big wheel at the Winter Wonderland Christmas Area in Cardiff. As the wheel reached it's highest point I presented him with what I said was an early Christmas present, he opened it and it was a momiji doll and on the message I had written "will you marry me?", he stopped for a second welled up and then said "yes". The rest is history and we will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary in Paris in February this year, where he will receive another momiji at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Norma De Anda said:
16th Jan 2015 @ 20:43pm
I got my first momiji doll after my senior year in high school. It was graduating night, and I was not sure if my parents were going to show up for the ceremony. Even though I was an only child, I was not very close to either of them. I still invited them, and was pleasantly surprised to see them show up. After the ceremony parents were snapping pictures, and giving their kids flowers or something or else to commemorate the moment. I had become obsessed with momiji dolls at the time, and that night my dad surprised me with my very own!! It made me realize that in spite of our lack of communication he really paid attention. I have a bunch of momiji dolls now, and have been collecting them ever since!
Caroline Dickman said:
16th Jan 2015 @ 13:48pm
Like another story here, we originally found Momiji at a museum gift shop. It was a long distance relationship at the time, at that museum trip was our first real date. The dolls were perfect matches for us -- I, the avid reader, got Phoebe from the Book Club series, and she, the pastry chef, got Pixie 2.

It was a tough time for the both of us, but that week together pushed all our worries aside for a least a little while. I got on my plane a flew back home, not knowing that she'd written me a little love note in my doll. Then again, she didn't know I'd left her a note either. On a rough night, I told her to look in her doll, and there was the message written in my best chicken scratch: "I love you so very much."

Those notes and those dolls were a way to keep each other close even though we were hundreds of miles apart. She collects them now, and our apartment as a nice display of them. I'm sure she'll find a way to bring them to our wedding at that museum next year too.
J Lane said:
16th Jan 2015 @ 13:05pm
My boyfriend moved away and I moved away from home with him. In the town that we moved to there was a gift shop we went in and that's where we first saw Momiji Dolls. The first Momiji Doll I got was Peaches. I missed my family but my boyfriend (now Fiance) was there to cheer me up and would sometimes surprise me with a Momiji Doll! I started to collect them because they make me smile. He bought me the Momiji Doll Soul; this was a perfect doll for us as we used to travel around and home to visit on motorbikes. When I had a chance to visit home I loved to give my family and friends Momiji Dolls as gifts, with a message showing that I was always thinking about them even though I was often far away. In return, I received some as Birthday and Christmas gifts. They're such a nice gift because you can send/receive a personal message that really means something to someone. Now my Sister lives far away but our exchanged Momiji Dolls are always there to make us smile. They always remind me of the people I love :-) Spread The Love!
Mo le said:
16th Jan 2015 @ 10:45am
In 2008 I was trying to ask my boyfriend out, I wanted it to be memorable and original. Having just heard of Momiji I thought that this was perfect! I looked around trying to find a doll that a guy would like, and would convey my message. I chose Kitty a black cat that wouldn't look out of place in a guy’s room, with a love heart on the corner.

I scribbled, "be mine?" on the note before heading out to meet him. I was soo nervous trying to find the perfect moment to present it to him. In the end I didn't work up the courage till that evening.

The look of confusion on this face was the best reaction ever! He hadn't found the message, but was probably thinking why is this girl giving me a doll? I gave him a hint about the note, for a moment there was silence. I thought it was all going wrong was I going to be rejected? Turns out he was thinking the same thing; I just beat him to it!

It has since been a tradition taking turns to give each other Momiji Dolls for our anniversary. Thanks Momiji!
Kristina Piet said:
16th Jan 2015 @ 02:59am
My first momiji was gifted to me by my best friend. It was an old version of the Sister doll to commemorate our friendship on opposite sides of the USA. It became our tradition to send one another momiji on special occasions and whenever we hit hard times, just to reaffirm our love and support for one another. Over the last five years, we've faced a lot together, celebrated milestones, conquered the distance, and now live under the same roof. But even though we don't wait at the mailbox hoping for another momiji from a distant friend, we still surprise one another with the dolls, always filling them with our hopeful messages. I can give my best friend and partner a hug in person now, but the momiji makes that hug last forever.
Melicia Mah said:
16th Jan 2015 @ 01:39am
I year ago, my hubby knocked over my 'Best Friends' doll. My 'Curiosity' doll investigated the incident and concluded it was just an accident. So my Dr. Love doll nursed it back to life (i.e. my hubby glued her back together). He did a fab job that you barely even notice - what's a few battlescars anyway ;)
Mary Powell said:
15th Jan 2015 @ 21:16pm
My husband bought me a momiji around 5 years ago, I had never heard of them and thought it was the sweetest thing, since then my collection has grown to more than 30 and each one he buys he puts a different message inside. There is nothing nicer than getting a momiji off the shelf when I'm feeling a little down (or even just when I'm cleaning) and reading how my loved one feels about me :) I love them and I love him.
Aimee Vero said:
15th Jan 2015 @ 18:28pm
Before we were married, my husband was the first person to buy me a Momiji doll. I had found one for myself at a local museum gift shop and he knew how much I liked cute things and that I would want more. The next time we went back to the museum, the gift shop no longer carried Momijis or had run out. I was able to find the website and I added some to my online wish list, but never expected to get them. Then, one year for my birthday, my husband surprised me with several gifts. The last one I opened was a cute new Momiji! He had bought me Funny Girl because of how well she matched my personality and for how much I make him laugh and smile. I was so excited
damla drop said:
15th Jan 2015 @ 15:43pm
My boyfriend looked like Spike. therefore spike tried so hard to be me. spike but now my boyfriend is not here. he went. spike me.
damla drop said:
15th Jan 2015 @ 15:40pm
Hello. I'm happy to be in a period, I met with momiji the seeds of love. To please myself "sister" I ordered. My birthday party, had 1-2 days. The closest girl friends, too, "best friend" had taken. and after that day "I momiji collection" began. I'm happy with them. When I was grumpy with me "spike" is. :) There are momiji according to every mood. I get to share my love momiji them. I love you too. momiji = happiness ♥♥♥
Tabatha Martinez said:
15th Jan 2015 @ 14:24pm
I'm doing this gifting thing at the moment called 'Play It Forward' with friends and people on my Fb page and I may have never met them before, it's where you send someone a random act of kindness gift to brighten up their day as the world is full of sadness. So with this in mind I have two to give to people as I know they will love them as much as me. Also my daughter's teacher has just gone to have a baby so she has chosen Huggles to give as a new baby gift with a cute personal message (she's 8 😍)
Nicole Chin said:
15th Jan 2015 @ 12:03pm
On my 15th Birthday my sister gave her whole momiji collection (14 dolls - including Dippy D and Cuppa T) to me. She made this treasure hunt kinda thing, where each 'prize' was a momiji doll. I couldn't be more thankful, I cried and till this day I still remember it. LOVE YOU SIS! <3
Kayna Sincock-Ford said:
14th Jan 2015 @ 20:14pm
After two years of friendship with one of my best friends i decided to buy her a gift, to say thank you for everything she had done for me so i chose the momiji 'Hurray', i thought this was appropriate due to everything we had been through and all the issues we moved passed. However, our friendship hit a sort of bump, after a few weeks i looked at my momiji collection, which included my own 'Hurray' doll, it reminded me of all the memories we had and i knew that the next day i had to apologize, as friendship is so much more important compared to arguments but she came apologizing to me at the same time. Now we are closer than ever before and i cant help to think that 'Hurray' played some part to it :-)
Jaycey Ells said:
14th Jan 2015 @ 19:14pm
I was really worried about going off to college. It was my first time away from home and me and my mom are really close. As my mom was saying goodbye to me on the last day of orientation, she gave me a little box with the Luna doll inside. We both are really into anything that represents the moon (and I love all things Asian inspired) so the gift was super special. She told me never to worry because when I didn't know what to do or if I missed her, Luna doll would help me.
Nicole Vellar said:
14th Jan 2015 @ 13:00pm
Bibi Button has a very special place in my heart.
My journey from Australia to London is where I should start....
I came for the first superfans meet and greet,
We carried a huge momiji sign and giant Bibi Button through the streets!
We didn't care who saw us all walking around,
the cold and the rain couldn't bring us all down.
We shared macaroons, sandwiches and dreams,
we spent hours together - it's not as long as it seems!
We have been with each other ever since this day,
through babies and sickness - clear skies and grey.
I love all these girls; they're a part of my soul...
We'll be sharing the love until we all grow old! ♥
Cristina Encarnacion said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 23:52pm
My favorite doll in my daughter's Momiji collection is "Birthday Girl," which I gave to her for her 13th birthday. When I saw this doll, I thought it was perfect for her because at around that time, my daughter liked to wear her thick black hair up in a bun, usually with a big bow that she made out of duct tape, bobby pinned in her hair. "Birthday Girl" has also a sweet and calm expression on her face, which is usually how my daughter is!

In a few weeks, my sweet daughter will be a birthday girl again, and celebrating her 16th! I am happy I got her "Birthday Girl," which has commemorated a special moment in time. I will be looking for another special doll to celebrate her special day, and to let her know how much I love her!
Ana Carolina Posadas said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 22:03pm
When I started collecting my Momiji dolls, they were really hard to find in my city. My boyfriend, who lives 914 km away in another city, found them in local store. When my birthday came, I went to visit me and he surprised me with the whole I love books momiji collection!
Sara Westhead said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 19:57pm
My mom and I have a love for all things Asian-inspired, but being so far a part - she's in Australian and I'm in Bermuda - it's hard to share it. However, when I discovered Momiji dolls, I started sending them to her with little messages hidden inside.

A few years ago, while were both in the UK, we got to spend a lovely day together wandering around York, enjoying tea at Betty's and shopping. We popped into, of all places, a music store and there in the clearance rack, were two identical Momiji! Needless to say, we grabbed them and wrote the same note on each one's card so we could always remember that lovely day together!
Ana Mara Viera Gimeno said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 19:17pm
My story is a love story. I am a nurse, and all happened near the 14 February 2013 when I was studying nursing.
Momiji announced in "Saint Valentin" the Momiji Doll "Dr. Love" and when I saw her, I was hypnotized for it was perfect for me, for my profession. But I could not buy it because I had no money.

However, weeks later, my boy, received money for their academic progress, and then came to my house with a gift for me.
When I opened the gift, it was the "Dr. Love", she was mine, I was 1 of 750 Momiji Doll of Dr. Love that exist around the world, and all thanks to him ... as always. THANK MY LIFE.
Dianna Pie said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 18:38pm
I've never shared to anyone my passion and love for Momiji dolls this much except with my boyfriend. My first Momiji dolls are given by him, that's why Loreli love is my all time favorite. We had a huge fight before to the point of ending our 9-year relationship...and he tried to win me back and one of the things he did was to say sorry while handing me a Momiji doll!❤️ It just made the whole moment more special. We're back again and building a stronger and more loving relationship. :)


Momiji dolls have been one of the sweetest things that give memories to our relationship. Thank you, Momiji HQ and the the designers of these ever so cute dolls. <3

Love,

Mermaid Dianna Pie
Jami Arias said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 18:19pm
Every Momiji Doll I have received to date, has been from someone I cared strongly for. My first Momiji Doll was from my best friend, the Sister Momiji Doll, the first day we met face to face. My second Momiji Doll was from my boyfriend, Star the Momiji Doll, for our first Christmas together. I'm excited to see from who and when I get my next!
Michael Steven said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 17:54pm
I have bought my wife a Momiji every Christmas since 2006, and I actually proposed to her with the message from a 'Robin' Momiji in December 2010! That year I had been giving her a present of Momiji stickers and a sweet every day of the advent and on the 11th day we went to Amsterdam for a short break. On the walk back to our hotel that evening after a lovely meal, I suggested we stop and have a seat at one of the pretty bridges over the canals. When we sat, I produced a heart-shaped Momiji tin (which had originally contained the stickers, but now velvet lined) and said, "Here is today's advent present!". Expecting to find more stickers and sweets, she was wonderfully surprised to find a ring and Momiji message that read, "Beki, I love you with all my heart, will you marry me?". She thankfully said yes and we have been happily married since May 2013! Thank you Momiji for giving me an inspired and romantic way to propose!
Naomi Klees said:
13th Jan 2015 @ 17:23pm
NOOOOOO! Such a darn shame you can't post pics and doodles here...because we used a couple o' Momiji's in our wedding photos ^_^
No wait. I stand corrected. It was me posing with three of my hands down favorite dollies, and the husboy posing with his xbox controller. Hell yes. ^_^

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A Woolly Contest

09 Jan 15



We love contests.
We love crafting.
We love Instagram.
We love Twitter.
We love sheep.
We meditated on these things for a while it seemed like the universe was telling us that we should do a woolly contest. So we here we are.

Whether you're looking to top-up your Momiji collection or you're yet to own your first doll, if you'd like to win 3 Momiji dolls of your choice* then all you have to do is share a woolly themed picture with us on Instagram or Twitter. Your picture can feature you, or your friends, your pet, your Momiji, your pot plant, the milkman...it doesn't matter as long as they are all wrapped up in something woolly. The more wool the better. The cosier, the better. Bring on the wool. Sorry if you live somewhere tropical but you may need to overheat for a few minutes while you take your pic.

1. Take your picture. It can be of anything and anyone wrapped up in woolly clothing. It MUST be YOUR picture! We cannot stress this enough.

2. Upload it. Share it on Instagram or Twitter.

3. Use the hashtag #MomijiWrapUp so that we can find your entry. If your account is set as private we won't be able to see it and so we can't accept your entry.

That's it. The closing date is Midnight (UK time) on Monday 12th January 2015. The contest is open to everyone, everywhere.

Are you following us on Instagram and Twitter? We're @MomijiHQ on both. Get in touch!

Terms & Conditions

To enter a photo must be uploaded onto Instagram or Twitter.
Entries can only be judged if they are marked with the hashtag #MomijiWrapUp
We can't accept entries by email or any other social media platforms.
We're sorry but if your Instagram or Twitter is set to private we won't be able to see your entry so we can't include it.
Our decision is final and no discussion will be entered into.
There is 1 prize. The winner will receive 3 Momiji dolls of their choice.*
The winners will be notified by email and the prizes will be shipped to them.
There is no cash alternative.
Momiji will be free to publish the name of the winner and by entering this competition you give your consent for this to happen.
Entries cannot be acknowledged.
The competition is not open to employees of Momiji or any person directly involved in the running of the competition, or direct members of their families. Momiji reserve the right to cancel this competition at any stage, or change any of the rules or procedures if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside its control.
The rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts if any disputes arise out of this competition. The copy on any promotional material relating to this competition forms part of these rules.

*(as long as they're in stock and sorry, but Emmeline isn't included in this one)

2 comments
posted by: claire
J Lane said:
16th Jan 2015 @ 13:06pm
Sorry I wrote my comment on the wrong post.
J Lane said:
16th Jan 2015 @ 13:02pm
My boyfriend moved away and I moved away from home with him. In the town that we moved to there was a gift shop we went in and that’s where we first saw Momiji Dolls. The first Momiji Doll I got was Peaches. I missed my family but my boyfriend (now Fiancé) was there to cheer me up and would sometimes surprise me with a Momiji Doll! I started to collect them because they make me smile. He bought me the Momiji Doll Soul; this was a perfect doll for us as we used to travel around and home to visit on motorbikes. When I had a chance to visit home I loved to give my family and friends Momiji Dolls as gifts, with a message showing that I was always thinking about them even though I was often far away. In return, I received some as Birthday and Christmas gifts. They're such a nice gift because you can send/receive a personal message that really means something to someone. Now my Sister lives far away but our exchanged Momiji Dolls are always there to make us smile. They always remind me of the people I love :-) Spread The Love!

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