Awesome New Year's Paddles from Saitama
These may be the best "hanetsuki" paddles of all time!
5 Cool Products Merging Tech & Tradition
Possibly the best image of Japan is as a place where ultra-modern, high technology meets traditional principles and design.
5 Classic Cultural Activities in Saitama
Located just north of Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture has preserved beautiful pockets of traditional Japan. While there's much to see, there's just as much that you can try out first-hand!
A Kyoto-Lover's Guide to the Ancient Capital
Get tips and local knowledge from Kyoto-obsessed travelers, from must-see spots to unforgettable food.
3 Historical Crafts from Kanagawa
In addition to being home to the major port city of Yokohama and the famed hot springs of Hakone, Kanagawa has developed a number of distinctive crafts that are unique to the region.
4 Incredible Kettles
Whether you're brewing up some powdered matcha green tea or a cup of Earl Grey, boiling water in these kettles will give your tea an extra kick!
Want a Cardboard Car?
Despite its sleek look, this car is actually made out of cardboard! Just don't try to take it for a spin in the rain.
The Wonderful Seasons & Colors of Japan
Encounter the beautiful colors of nature nurtured by the four seasons.
Anatomy of a Traditional Fan
As a necessity amid the heat and humidity of the Japanese summer, the Boshu uchiwa, or Japanese fan, is Chiba Prefecture’s one and only government-designated traditional craft.
3 Traditional Makeup Brush Kits from Kumano
Ever wanted a brush made with gray squirrel fur? With 180 years of history, the town of Kumano is the largest producer of calligraphy and artist’s brushes—as well as makeup brushes—in Japan.
The Most Expensive Fukubukuro Bags
How much would you be willing to spend on a New Year's grab bag?
3 Fantastic Skincare Items from the Wonder 500
These three fantastic skincare items will prove a wonderful addition to your personal care collection.
360° Book Lets You Own Mount Fuji
When designer Yusuke Ono submitted his 3-D book idea to the YouFab design contest in 2012, it was too labor intensive to be produced for sale. Not anymore.
7 Delightful Christmas Origami Designs
Brush off your folding skills to make some great Christmas ornaments with paper!
Japanese Cedar Stacking Blocks by Kengo Kuma
Architect Kengo Kuma, who was recently in the news for being selected to build Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium, has taken the fact that a triangle is the strongest geometric shape, and rendered it into a playful and interactive interior design building set.
7 Cool Traditional Japanese-Style Gifts
Looking for just the right gift during the holiday season? Why not give the gift of something unique you could only get from Japan!
The History of Japanese Cosmetic Brushes
These high quality, hand-made products carry a long history and unique manufacturing process that makes each and any one of them a true art work.
6 Great Innovations from Japan's Countryside
From urban planning and fish farming to food recycling and the re-invigoration of traditional techniques, a number of great ideas have come out of Japan's smaller towns and cities.
6 Beautiful Japanese Glasses
Often utilizing vivid colors, these blown glass glasses are wonderful examples of a traditional Japanese technique.
5 Cool Crafts from Tokyo
Thought it was nothing but big city lights? These crafts from Tokyo are like no other!