All About Japan

New Book Shares Animal Sculpture Secrets

Mio Hashimoto went viral with photos and videos of a shiba inu dog interacting with a sculpture of itself. She's now penned a book that lets you do what she does.

Odate Bentwood Lunchboxes

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

Bowls, Plates & Cups Form Dishy Raised Floor

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

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.

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.

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!

Yamagata Cast Iron Teapots

Yamagata cast iron boasts a 1,000-year tradition influenced by the Kyoto style.

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