All About Japan

Looking for a Next-Level Sharpener?

Made in Osaka, these next-level pencil and makeup sharpeners boast of being 'light as an apple peel, sharp as a samurai sword.' Try them out to be sure!

Life-Enhancing Stationery (& More) from Muji!

For many, Muji stationery sets the bar. Compact and cool, it's perfect for gifts and personal use. And if you're not sure what to set your sights on, here are our nine best recommendations!

12 Best Places for Unique Souvenirs in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the best places in Japan to buy authentic Japanese goods. Here's a handy list of some great Kyoto souvenirs and the best places to buy them!

Learning to Love 'Sumi' Ink Sticks

Ink sticks, or 'sumi,' were a practical way of conserving and transporting ink. They're the classic tool for writing Japanese calligraphy—and using them has an almost Zen-like quality.

I Choose You—as My Partner for Life

Debating what to get your better half as an engagement ring? Well, if she or he is into Pokémon, then jeweler K.UNO has the perfect ring collection for you!

4 Ingenious Office Supplies from Japan

Make quick work of your office tasks with these modern and ergonomic tools—great for scrapbooking fans!

Baby Keepsake Calligraphy Brushes

The concept of saving your baby's hair after their first haircut isn't uncommon, but families in Japan can opt to turn those shorn locks into unique calligraphy brushes!

¥100 Shop Stationery

From basic writing tools to adorable character goods, ¥100 shops are the choice for getting papered in style—without breaking the bank!

Perfectly Equipped Tablecloth for Craft Fairs

Check out this tablecloth specifically designed for fair booths, and how it makes all the difference in staying organized!

Flavors of Japan: 10 Unique Cafés in Kyoto!

Explore the culinary gems hidden away in Japan's former capital and try the unique cafés to experience a combination of traditional and modern flavors.

Masterful Memo Blocks & Drawing Pads

These memo blocks and drawing pads are so good they garnered a Good Design Award and have been featured in the UK's Monocle Magazine.

5 Tools for Getting Started with 'Sumi-e'

Japanese 'sumi-e' ink wash painting is a great hobby to pick up—it's cheap and easy to get started!

Stylish Naruto Bags Have Arrived!

Whether you're packing school supplies or throwing stars, these bags are perfect for Naruto fans!

Lions & Tigers & Bears—on Cakes—Oh My!

Can you bear to bite down on these desserts?

Wear a Necklace Made from a Japanese Sword

These forged steel accessories are taken from various parts of a blade created by a master swordsmith.

Kappabashi: Home of Japanese Knives

Kappabashi is an awesome spot to find cool Japanese kitchenware, especially the beautiful blades beloved by chefs around the world.

7+ Kinds of Calligraphy Brushes

The kind of calligraphy brush you need depends on the kind of lines you want to draw. Here are seven-plus options from a historic shop in Toyohashi that you can order from anywhere!

13 Hot Souvenirs at New Chitose Airport

If you're looking to buy Hokkaido souvenirs, New Chitose Airport is your surefire stop!

Dustless Chalk & Erasable Window Crayons

Make playtime a little cleaner with dustless chalk made from scallop shells, and crayons that can draw on windows and then wash off like the art was never there!

Transform Tableware into a 5-Story Pagoda

What better way to dish out your homemade Japanese food than to serve it on dishes designed to look like Japanese-style architecture?

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