It's Youkai Kemuri (Dissolution Smoke) and it can be found in any old-time Candy store in Japan. I'm not exactly sure how it works, some kind of gummy ghost I guess.
Ah that helps somewhat.
Here is the poster for the display. Kodomotachi to Omocha (Kid's Toys).
This is a timeline showcasing some of the key toy inventions throughout the years. For example, the Hula Hoop is from the year I was born.
Here are some displays of toys that can still be found in Dagashiya Toy/Candy shops and festivals today (though a tad pricier.)
Just to prove to you that these are still being sold, I just happened to be at a Dagashiya today!
I bought a "Dress-up Seal".
Time-shift, back to the Museum.
Rackets used for a type of badminton.
Wooden pull toys.
Rock 'em Sock 'em Sumo!
This controversial today though extremely popular toy in the 60s toy is call Dakko-chan, your huggable friend.
Thunderbirds and MirrorMan cards:
A Barbie-esque Dream home.
Mom's Washer! Now you can do your own laundry.
These are menko, cool little discs that predate pogs by a few decades.
Gundam, Transformers, Life and more Gundam.
The electronic boom!
Today, I saw the movie Annabelle Creation. I didn't want to pay full price for a pamphlet, so I snapped a pic instead.
I showed up just in time for it to begin so I did no research before viewing it. Little did I know that it's the fifth movie in The Conjuring franchise, none of which I had ever seen. This movie wasn't bad, a bit cliched at times though creepy enough to keep me interested.ato
At the Nagamachi mall, renovations have been completed including a new Toys R Us. (While TrU is going bankrupt stateside, over here it's expanding!)
I bought a big tote bag!
Best part is a cool animatronic dinosaur!
Other cool places in the mall include a Train Shop where you can play on a huge train display for twenty minutes. There were no kids using it, just two nerdy salarymen.
REVISION: It's called Popondetta, I misread the katakana AND I now know why. The name of the store is named after a fish that the owner owns. To whit, Popondetta.
The Sanrio shop has moved to a slightly smaller space. Nice Halloween display though.
I almost bought this.
There's a high-end Dollar store selling everything at three times that price. I bought a tote bag at half price and a bunch of bags.
I knew that Shawn the Sheep was popular in Japan, though I didn't realise he was popular enough to maintain a play area and shop!
I bought a Clear File of course.
This post took two days to actually complete writing, so that's why it's really late. A much tinier post will be made later this evening after my poker game.