Sport Your Rice Ball in Style
These stylish and edgy handmade leather accessories are specially designed for Japan’s iconic convenience store snack.
You Only Turn 20 Once, so Spice It Up!
For some young adults in Japan, Coming of Age Day is a somewhat solemn or drab affair. But in Kita-Kyushu, it's anything but! We have the lively pictures to prove it!
Why Water is a Big Deal in Japan
From tap water to hot spring water and water for sake, Japan takes its liquid resources pretty seriously. Find out why!
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.
Japanese Commercials Have a 'Nose' for Comedy
Japan is home to some of the funniest commercials out there, and we've found yet another one that's providing tons of giggles to passengers on Tokyo trains.
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.
Glean the Secrets of Japanese Interior Design
Create harmony at home with these key Japanese interior design elements.
17 (Non-Otaku) Presents to Buy a Japan Fan
Looking for something for that Japan fan who's already got it all? We've got 17 suggestions!
A Japanese Home is a (Small) Sanctuary
A home in Japan is a comfortable place that will likely only be seen by a small, select group of people—and probably too cramped to host more than a handful of guests at a time! But this lies at the heart of the 'uchi' vs. 'soto' concept in Japan.
Traditional 'Sobaya' Around Tokyo
There are quite a few famous and historical 'sobaya' that have been in the Japanese capital for a while. Some of them have serving delicious soba noodles for more than a century!
Dip Your Sushi in 'Star Wars' Soy Sauce Dishes
Even a galaxy far, far away needs a dish to dip your fish in.
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.
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.
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.
Sushi Kit Kats: Not Just an April Fools' Joke!
Good news for Kit Kat fans! Kit Kat Chocolatory is celebrating the opening of their Ginza store with gifts of sushi-flavored Kit Kats, but for a limited time only!
The Best of Valentine’s Day Shopping in 2017
Valentine's Day is one of the biggest holidays in Japan and it's so important to make sure you get the right gift for your sweetheart. Read on if you need some ideas on the perfect present.
A Sweet Mixture of Chocolate & Kimono Design
With Valentine’s Day approaching, we know we’ll be seeing some amazing chocolates in the coming weeks. But these simply took our breath away!
Get Pottery 1,300 Years in the Making
Mino ware, or Mino 'yaki,' flourished in central Japan hand-in-hand with the rise of ikebana and tea ceremony. You can still get it today—and in fact, it now makes up half of all the pottery made in Japan!
Get Active & Get on the (Japanese) Beach!
In addition to Japanese cuisine culture, the nation's active lifestyle is credited with contributing to its famed longevity. So how do Japanese people stay active?
Shop Tohoku! Support Tohoku!
Find out how you can do your part to help support the recovering Tohoku region of Japan and pick up some tasty goods as well.