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Glean the Secrets of Japanese Interior Design

Create harmony at home with these key Japanese interior design elements.

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.

Sport Your Rice Ball in Style

These stylish and edgy handmade leather accessories are specially designed for Japan’s iconic convenience store snack.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Go on & Play with Your Food at Legoland Japan

From swanky dishes to Lego-shaped French fries, the food from Legoland is sure to please Legomaniacs of all ages!

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.

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!

The Real Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea has long been believed to have health benefits, and nowadays people tout it for everything from weight loss to heart disease. But what does the research actually show?

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!

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.

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!

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.

Dip Your Sushi in 'Star Wars' Soy Sauce Dishes

Even a galaxy far, far away needs a dish to dip your fish in.

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.

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!

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