All About Japan

7 Nifty Knick-Knacks to Keep Around the House

| Design , ¥100

Who doesn’t love a good bargain, especially when it’s to make life easier? Following our previous article on the subject, here are seven more items found at ¥100 shops in Japan that deserve some special attention.

7. Egg Timer

Just throw it in the pot with your eggs and wait for them to cook to your preference.

Sometimes it’s really just the little things that make all the difference!

6. Light Switch Converter

This device slips onto your light switch to make it turn on and off with a simple push only. It may not be an entirely necessary invention, but if you’re one of those people who fumbles around in the dark looking for the light switch when you get home, it could be a lifesaver.

5. Fridge Shelf Condiment Holder

If you’ve ever lived with another person, you’ll know that there are two types of people in this world— those who keep the fridge impeccably organized, and those who abandon the shelves to culinary chaos. If you’re the former type, these little holders are the perfect purchase to help organize all of those pesky wasabi and ginger condiment tubes that accumulate and like to roll around. Just clip them onto the fridge door shelf and they’ll never become loose again!

4. Stylish Spice Containers

There’s something brilliantly simple yet attractive about these containers, courtesy of ¥100 shop giant Daiso. Along with their space-saving design, they’re fully functional at the dinner table too.

3. Liquid Measuring Cup with Inclined Scale

Maybe we were just not looking in the right places, but we've never seen one of these in stores or at people’s houses outside of Japan. It seems like the perfect tool for chefs with bad backs so that they don’t have to lean over and check how much liquid they’ve poured.

2. Plastic Bottle Cup

This cup fits onto any-sized bottle and is great for picnics when you want to share beverages. It’s easy to remove and easy to pop back on.

1. Soy Sauce Spray Bottle

1. Soy Sauce Spray Bottle

Sprayable soy sauce?! Why isn’t this more popular?! Now you can have the utmost control when you need just a drizzle on top of your chilled tofu or sushi. In other words, no more drowning your food by mistake.

Read full story:

Related Stories:
Liquid wasabi from Shizuoka is our new favorite form of awesome sauce
This “revolutionary” Japanese compression bottle is our 100-yen shop find of the week
Do you really know how to eat sushi? Probably not!