Nippon has a minion!

Otaku the Kuro Neko San


The Custom Sun Kumos
Owner: Dot

Age: 3 years, 3 weeks, 4 days

Born: July 24th, 2015

Adopted: 2 years, 1 week, 4 days ago

Adopted: August 6th, 2016


  • Level: 15
  • Strength: 36
  • Defense: 10
  • Speed: 10
  • Health: 17
  • HP: 17/17
  • Intelligence: 49
  • Books Read: 49
  • Food Eaten: 0
  • Job: Veterinary Technician

Nippon, Nihon, however one pronounces it the kanji stays the same. Land of the Rising Sun. When foreigners first arrived on our shores so long ago, they called it Japan. We tried to correct them at first, but their collective grasp of language nuance was never great. The name stuck. The rich tapestry of our history stretches back and back into the centuries, and over them all the sun has risen grandly over the horizon.

The times... well we have changed drastically. Tragedy shaped us. Loss shaped us. We have seen many hard times, from bloody shores, to entire cities leveled. We have fought to change beyond darker times. Fierce pride demanded that we would always rise.

And we did rise.

We have carved out a niche for ourselves in this modern world. Tokyo now buzzes with light and activity like never before. Tourists flock to see the majestic Mount Fuji, and get the slightest taste of our new unique culture under the cherry blossoms of spring. People all over the world consume our technology, media, and fashion. But we are more than the stereotypes, the snapshots of impressions our land gives. We are the overworked business woman inhaling coffee, the man running for a train, the kids laughing as they escape school for the summer. Beyond simple descriptions that always lack the essence of a nation. Beyond this failing description.

We are the Land of the Rising Sun.

Art, profile, and story by: Dot

Pet Treasure

Salmon Hand Roll

Mandarin Oranges

Citrus Carp Dish

Tuna Hand Roll

Origami Star


Robot Candy

Unagi Hand Roll

Fancy Comb



Fox Fire


Sake Sushi

Sun Gem

Hirame Sushi


Phoenix Ashes

Bamboo Chopsticks

Book of Sunrises

Red Carp Windsock

Arid Pearl

Kitsune Udon


Shy Sun Sticker

Blush Plum Blossom Sprig

Mitarashi Dango

Gold Sun Relic

Ika Sushi


Traditional Ink Stick


Japanese Textbook

Miso Soup


Chibi Fruit

Beaming Sun Puffy Sticker


Ebi Sushi

Cherry Blossom Plushie


Decorative Chopsticks

Cream Pearl

Darling Koi

Sushi Plushie

Steamed Rice

Japanese Dictionary

Bauble Headed Yume


Sun Fruit


Brown Rice



Tanuki Udon

Hanami Dango

Unagi Sushi

Sun Daruma Doll

Maguro Sushi

Hamachi Sushi



Pink Lotus



White Plum Blossom Sprig

Pet Friends