All About Japan

When to Wear a Kimono

While kimono are a big part of Japanese culture, they are not an everyday fashion choice. So, when exactly do people wear kimono?

Become a True Ninja with Ninjacket!

Crowdfunding for the ninja-styled Ninjacket hoodie and pants runs from December 7, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Find out how to get your own ninja-style gear now!

Snuggle Up in Your Very Own Sailor Blanket

Why bother with blankets when you can sport these comfy, cozy sailor uniform pajamas?

Slip Your Feet into Some Snorlax Slippers

If you’re a Pokémon fan who plans on getting out of bed sometime today, you’ll want these Snorlax slippers.

4 Stylish, Eco-Friendly Accessories from Japan

Recycled jewelry might not sound luxurious, but you can dress up your wardrobe and do your part to conserve valuable natural resources with these fabulous accessories from Japan!

7 Samurai Doing 7 Extreme Sports!

These samurai warriors from Japan are fearless not only in battle, but also on a BMX bike, skis, a pogo stick and on a surfboard.

How to Get a Quality Kimono Online

Tracing its history as a wholesaler all the way back to 1783, Osaka's Matsukawaya has been offering affordable, quality kimono online since 2002.

Bring Anime Flair to Your Hair

Cardcaptor Sakura often dons a cap for her anime adventures, but you won’t need one with this 'kanzashi' hairpin keeping your hairstyle perfectly in place.

10 Hot Japanese Makeup Tips

If you're looking to explore Japan's bevy of beauty and makeup products, but are unsure of how to start channeling your favorite idol or model, look no further!

Kyoto Studio Transforms Customers into 'Oiran'

Ever wanted to try out the glamour of a Kyoto 'oiran'? This studio will give you a gorgeous makeover!

Do You Know Your Kimono Parts?

The word 'kimono' is one well-known all across the globe, but fewer people know the full scope of these traditional, simple-looking garments. We'll explain each part of the kimono and give you a feel for just how intricate they truly are.

Spoon & Tamago’s Most Popular Products of 2016

Spoon & Tamago brings you all the hot concepts and innovations from around Japan, and some of them you can even own!

Do You Know All the Different Types of Kimono?

Did you know that there are actually a dozen different kinds of kimono? Try to name more than two!

Hermès Opens New Pop-Up Shop in a Gion Machiya

Always stylish, a new pop-up shop from French high luxury fashion house Hermès opened up in a old-fashioned townhouse in the heart of Kyoto.

The Ever-Evolving World of Fashion in Japan

Fashion, like many other aspects of Japan, is constantly changing and reinventing itself. We'll take a look at the road from kimono to ballgowns as well as what trends are popping up around Tokyo.

6 Hokusai Watercolors Found in Netherlands?

In a stunning revelation, six Western-style watercolor paintings in the Netherlands have been suggested to be works of Katsushika Hokusai, the most famous 'ukiiyo-e' artist of Japan's Edo Period.

Steampunk Fashion Event Returns to Tokyo

This April, trick out your closet with some steampunk fashion items that incorporate a Japanese aesthetic into your 19th-century steampunk gear.

East Meets West in Wedding Dress Form

Japanese brides are taking control of their Western-style weddings with a uniquely Japanese flair. Find out how fashion-forward brides are swapping out kimono for dresses without losing cultural significance.

Everyday Lolita Fashion

Get the cuteness of Lolita fashion with these five casual (and affordable) brands in Japan.

Bless This Comfy Room Wear

If you were inspired by 'Your Name' to dress up as a shrine maiden, you're in luck! Now, you can pretend to bless your home while in a comfortable shrine maiden onesie.

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