Hunting Ninja cats

On a whim, and because I obviously have too much time on my hands (um, not really…), and because I’m an absolute cheapskate an avid bargain hunter, I embarked upon the Kiyomizu Summer Hunt. I can’t for the life of me remember what triggered this, some blog post or other, but I can’t find it (yes, that’s really daft!), otherwise I would link to it. Anyway… The hunt takes place mostly on and around Japanese sims, and the prizes are a mixed bag: apparel, furniture, a couple of builds (one skybox and one castle!), one pair of eyes, so a bit of everything. I didn’t find everything (I found about 50 items out of 96), and I threw away a fair bit (as always with hunts), but there are a couple of things that I found, plus some lucky boards and free items that I picked up on the way, that made me glad I took the time.

You’re looking for ninja cats, but it works a bit differently from most hunts. The starting point is in the KIYOMIZU shopping mall, where you land near a rotating cube (there are 3 of them, and the surls are on this page.) Clicking on the cube will take you to a web page with the shops surls, how many cats are hidden at that location (some shops – usually the bigger ones – have more than one), and wether you have found the cat yet (or how many you have found if there is more than one). The page only updates that information when you go back to the cube and click to reload the page, though (i.e. refreshing the page in your browser simply displays the links to the 3 starting points again). It’s actually fairly simple once you get the hang of it. The shops are simply listed as “Shop No 5”, or “Shop no 76”, or whatever, so you have no idea what they are until you get there. Nope, no hints either. Or pictures of what you’ll get when you found the ninja cat. In other words, something I would usually steer well clear of…but I found it surprisingly enjoyable for all that…

Oh, yes, one more thing – it ends on the 9th of July, not sure if that Japan time, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was…

Here’s what I thought was worth taking pictures of (with my new Kari HUD, yay!):

Shop No 7: Ron Shop
This is not actually the hunt prize, because I couldn’t find it when I first went round. I blame the sky setting I must have been using, cos I found it now, can’t wait to see what it is, but anyway, the lights above are in the “free” section” on the right as you enter. It’s a shop for tinies, but there’s definitely some stuff for us conventional avatars too…

Shop No 61: QP
One of the nicest surprises of this hunt: some lovely skyboxes and stuff there. This is the hunt prize.

Shop No 5: +eChau+
Freebie on the wall of the shop, also matching chairs available (also free), and other stuff, free or cheap.

Shop No 44: Shop Floral harmony
This is the hunt prize.

Both cupboards are from Shop No 26: R+a. The cupboard with the green polka dots back is a hunt prize; the cupboard with green floral back was only L$30, and the whole of the store is really inexpensive (a skybox for L$50, for example).

Shop No 49 : Zill., this is the hunt prize.

Shop No 84: *R&R*, this is the hunt prize.

Shop No 95: SHOP CHIHIRO, this is one of the hunt prizes (there are two to find).

Table: hunt prize (comes with two stools, not show) from Shop No 26: R+a
On table: freebie dishes (not the hunt prize) from Shop No 31: muu workshop


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