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Modern Designs Update Ancient Traditions

SOU SOU's patterns and styling remain sufficiently Japanese to intrigue visitors from abroad, yet they are contemporary enough to appeal to Japanese shoppers.

300-Year-Old Hemp Makes a Modern Comeback

Founded in Nara in 1716, Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten is finding new ways to bring its traditional textiles to a modern market, both domestically and overseas.

'Furoshiki' Shoes will Ensconce Your Feet

These wrap-around shoes have been inspired by traditional Japanese 'furoshiki' wrapping cloths, which were historically used to carry things like clothing or bento. But when you put them on your feet, they can carry you wherever you want to go!

Momiji Manju: A Snack Worthy of Miyajima

Made by wrapping adzuki bean jam in a castella-like dough, momiji manju are distinguished by their momiji (maple) leaf shape.

10 Ways to Deck Yourself Out in Okayama Denim

Okayama Prefecture is the heart of denim in Japan. Check out these 10 pieces from Okayama Denim that will have you set in some fine Japan-made threads, great for both denim newbies and real denim heads!

5 Seriously Stylish Sake Cups

A wonderful collection of sake cups using a variety of materials including wood, tin and gold!

4 Signature Snacks from Kumamoto

Sweet treats can be found around the world. In addition to being good gifts and satisfying certain cravings, many Japanese sweets boast long tradition and history as well!

5 New Tea-Infused Kit Kat Flavors

Other than the popular green tea Kit Kat, you can get your tea and Kit Kat fix another way with these five tantalizing tea flavors.

These Over-Knee Socks are Waterproof & Stylish

Once you've seen these, you'll never go underwater sockless again!

Fancy Wearing a Kimono on your Head?

Thanks to Japanese company W@nder Fabric, you can now wear a cap made from vintage kimono and obi sashes!

Adorable Kitty-chan Kendama

Sanrio Company's star character Kitty-chan, and her friends, remake a classic Japanese toy.

Top 4 Tempting Treats to Bring Back from Kyoto

We've chased down Kyoto's four favorite traditional snacks.

3rd Round of KISS Ukiyo-e On Sale Now!

Incredible artists collaborate to produce woodblock prints based on KISS rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer Paul Stanley.

Crockery Designed for Sakura Fans

Brighten up your collection of cooking pots and tableware by adding these items inspired by the spring cherry blossom season.

Hikaru Skirt Illuminates 'Absolute Zone'

Would you want to wear a skirt that lights up inside?

The Umbrella that Looks Like a Salad Head

With your Vegetabrella out, don't think of it as rain—think of it as dressing!

5 Expert-Level Chopstick Sets

Chopsticks, or 'ohashi' as they are locally known, are synonymous with Japanese cuisine, and the nation has long loved crafting its own smooth, attractive sets. Here are five of the best!

Fukuoka's Fab Four Edible Omiyage

If you can't make it out to Kyushu yourself, maybe you can get a friend to bring back one of these four famous confections from Fukuoka!

Totoro Washi Paper for All 4 Seasons

Whether you're into origami, scrapbooking or decorating, this Japanese paper will bring the magic of Studio Ghibli to all your favorite projects.

Regional Station Souvenirs You Can't Miss!

Don't let these yummy station souvenirs pass you by on your next Shinkansen ride!

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