All About Japan

10 Great Gifts from Japan

These original gifts represent the rich cultural heritage of this country—and tend to go down well with overseas visitors, too!

Are You Ready for Yarn Ramen?!

Ramen is easy enough to make with a package of cup noodles, but knitting a bowl of hot soup takes a lot more skill.

Odate Bentwood Lunchboxes

Odate bentwood, or magewappa, is characteristic of the Odate region in Akita Prefecture.

Video Tour Through a Japanese Handicraft Fair

Sharla in Japan visited the 26th Arakawa Traditional Handicraft Fair in Tokyo, revealing a cool range of traditional crafts from shamisen to woodblock prints.

Casting Craftmanship

NOUSAKU Corp. applies traditional Japanese casting techniques to contemporary designs to promote a unique, stylish lifestyle.

Bowls, Plates & Cups Form Dishy Raised Floor

25,000 pieces of imperfect ceramics form an elevated base in this cool Saga store.

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