All About Japan

Hungry for Art? Try Some of These Cookies

A Japanese cookie artist turns blank cookie canvases into unbelievable edible masterpieces!

4 Great Buys Only from Lawson

While 'combini' may be found on almost every corner in Japan, there are distinctions between one store and the next. Here are four things you can only get at Lawson!

No Need to Shed Any More Tears, Cosplayers!

Save your tears and take your cosplaying to the next level with this new fake tear gel.

Grab Hold of These Hanging Animal 'Furoshiki'

These fun, animal-print wrapping cloths can be used in a number of ways!

Vans to Release Line of Nintendo 8-Bit Shoes

We can’t wait to lace up a pair of these cool, retro-looking kicks—rumored to go on sale in June!

6 Travel Goods You Can Find at a ¥100 Shop

You can purchase one (or all) of these six practical travel items, each for less than a buck!

Nothing Says Love Like a Self-Harvested Pearl

Pluck out your very own pearl from one of the famous pearl oysters of Mie. Then make an elegant accessory as a special souvenir of your time in Ise!

Bespectacled Rice Made by Farmers with Glasses

This product literally puts a face with a name!

Marketing the Otaku Lifestyle Abroad

How do you sell otaku swag online, and where is the market headed from here? Find out in this interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode founder and CEO Tomohide Kamei!

Flower Vases Made From Repurposed Wormy Wood

Wood is a subject of taste — from the beetles who enjoy eating it, to the designers who enjoy reusing it.

Keeping You Cool While Being Cute

This adorable seal is storing some secrets in its belly!

Get a 3-D Puzzle of Odawara Castle

Want a piece of history? How about a detailed 1/175 replica of Odawara Castle?

Seek Shelter Under this 'Foliage Umbrella'

Rain or shine, this is the perfect umbrella for whatever the weather.

Don't Throw Shade on Your Shading Skills!

Have you struggled with getting just the right hue of blue? These pens can help you out!

Pokémon Center Set to Open at Tokyo Skytree!

Your favorite Pokémon friends are reaching new heights, with the Pokémon Center grand opening at the base of Japan's tallest structure.

Slip on a Pair of Sailor Moon Socks

Power up your wardrobe with a pair of collared sailor-style Japanese uniforms wrapped around your ankles.

Japan's Top 5 Otaku Shopping Spots

If you're looking for anime, manga or cosplay merchandise, these are the places to check!

Goodbye Nail Polish, Hello Stockings!

Why spend time painting your nails when you can just throw on these stockings that have pre-painted on designs for your toes!

The Force Has Got Your Back

Look good you will in these 'Star Wars'-inspired traditional Japanese jackets and shirts.

KO Your Smartphone with these Toy Stands

Tired of boring old smartphone stands? Why not kick it up a notch with Street Fighter II characters that battle and hold your smartphone?

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