All About Japan

Giving a New Meaning to Dress-Up Shoes

These Detective Conan shoes are so formal they even come with their own bow tie or mini tie!

A Geisha's Secret to Grease-Free Skin

'Abura-tori-gami' is well known for its oil-absorbent qualities, and has been a hit among geisha since the Edo Period. We've got some convincing reasons why even non-geisha should keep an eye out for some!

100 Years of Japanese Women's Hair & Makeup

Witness how Japan's makeup trends transition from one decade to next in this two-minute video.

Magical Photos of Ginzan Onsen in the Snow

Ginzan Onsen is an achingly photogenic hot spring town in the Yamagata region of northern Japan. And it looks even better in the snow!

8 Models, 1 Secret

Can you guess the secret behind this video by Shiseido?

The Wonder 500™ Takes New York City

A truly 'wondrous' exhibition in the Big Apple!

Top 5 Accessory Designs from The Wonder 500™

These unique accessories add the perfect details to any ensemble!

5 Brilliant Japanese Necklace Designs

These storied, unique and beautiful pieces can be used for any occasion.

Protect Your Drinks from Pub Ninjas

These bottle covers are actually faithful recreations of suits of armor worn by famous warriors in Japanese history.

Photos from Japan to You

Ranging from skin care and shoes to kimono and charms from shrines, blogger and model Matsu-you* introduces her favorite aspects of Japan for the G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Photography Contest.

Look Like an Anime Heroine in this Skirt!

Not only can this skirt help you achieve your desired anime character look, but it's designed to give the appearance of long, slender legs.

This Is One Cat That Won't Make a Mess

Looks like the cat's out of the bag for this adorable purse organizer.

Sweet Sakura-Inspired Sneakers

Kick up some cherry blossom petals with these new kicks that have printed 'sakura' designs.

6 Fun Styles of Japanese Shoes

Here's a great selection of Japanese shoes, from traditional wooden soles to split-toed sock-shoes.

Shinjuku Station in Super Slow Motion

This super slow motion video taken at Shinjuku Station freeze makes mundane life pop like living sculptures.

7 Cool Sake-Inspired T-Shirts

Want to show your appreciation for sake and its history? Then tell everybody about it with these fantastic sake-inspired T-shirts!

8 Beautiful Bags from Around Japan

Here you'll find an environmental friendly corrugated cardboard bag, as well as the so-called "Bank Robber" bag, which would definitely work well in a big-budget Hollywood heist movie!

6 Creative Chocolate Ideas from Japan

From a chocolate-filled paint set to a scale replica of Ginkaku-ji Temple's silver pavilion wrapped in silver foil, Japan knows how to get creative with chocolate!

5 'Edgy' Gachapon Toys from Kitan Club

Looking for a pick-me-up? Give your drink a little character with our Top 5 'edge of cup' figurines!

The Transformative Power of Makeup

This Shiseido ad demonstrates that their products can transform anyone into a cute girl!

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