Mark this one up as too cute not to share. Check out Kotaku for all the details on this Japanese hospital for your stuffed animals. Treatments include shampoos and massages as well as major stuffing replacement surgery :D
One thing I didn’t mention in my article earlier were the sections I perused in the book store. So if you are interesting in crafts you may want to look for the sections that say:
Pronunciation: syugei しゅげい
Just a little note that may make the bookstores a little easier to get around.
Other keepsakes I brought back from Japan were a few copies of a magazine named Stitch Ideas. (ｽﾃｯｷ idees). Magazines and books are really some of my favourite keepsakes from our visit to Japan. I find them so lovely to review and then to make something from them is another way to have a little keepsake of Japan.