All About Japan

What Is 100 Japan?

Add a touch of Japan to your day-to-day life! 100 Japan is a collection of representative Japanese workmanship, from beauty and fashion to kitchen goods and home decor. Find out how you can order straight from our shores!

Design on a Dime: ¥100 Art Supplies

Being creative doesn't have to be costly thanks to the numerous ¥100 shops around Japan.

Bonsai & Origami Combine in New Japanese Art

Folding paper into origami shapes is hard enough, but folding a less-than-half-inch piece of paper into a crane and placing it onto a bonsai tree branch takes some serious skills!

Neko Box Delivering Spring to Your Doorstep

Neko Box is a subscription service that makes sure you get quality goods from Japan each month. Let's see what waiting for us this time in the Hanami Box!

4 Best Spots for Cheap Souvenirs in Tokyo

Don't let Tokyo prices deter you from coming home with souvenirs—you just need to know where to look!

Elements of Nature Encapsulated in Resin

Bring nature into your home in a clear and decorative way with stylish Sola Cubes.

Japanese Paper Puppets Transform with a Tap

Check out these 'karakuri' puppets that are hiding something... until you tap or squeeze them.

Dive into a Daiso

Take a four-minute tour through all the weird and wonderful stuff at Daiso, Japan's largest ¥100 chain.

New Natural Objects Preserved in Acrylic Cubes

Ever stumble upon a beautiful leaf or flower and wish you could freeze it in time, keeping it forever without it withering away? That was the idea behind Sola Cubes! And there are even more objects available to beautify your home!

Tenjin-san Flea Market

If you're visiting Kyoto around the 25th of any month, be sure to stop by one of the largest shrine markets in the Kansai area and get yourself a souvenir! You'll be surprised at what's in store for you!

Get a Guitar from a Ferrari Designer

Looking for a new guitar? How about one produced via the same techniques used to build Japanese temples, designed by a Ferrari designer?

Touching Last Photos of Grandmother & Grandson

In 2011, Akihito Yoshida discovered a very special relationship between his younger cousin and his grandmother. He photographed the pair, which sadly captures the memories of two people no longer with us in this beautiful but tragic story.

The Darker Side: 'Star Wars' Ink Portraits

'Bujin-ga' artist Masayuki Kojo captures characters from 'Star Wars,' creating versions of Darth Vader and the storm troopers like never before.

Mashikaku: Japan’s Edo-Era Typography Returns

In Edo-era Japan, several lettering styles known as 'Edomoji' were invented for advertising purposes. One design team wants to bring these characters back.

A New Form of Polygonal Art

Driftwood, stems and branches. They’re all around us but so easily overlooked. However, designer Norihiko Terayama’s latest series of sculptures offers different way of seeing these otherwise ordinary objects of nature.

Spoon & Tamago’s Most Popular Products of 2016

Spoon & Tamago brings you all the hot concepts and innovations from around Japan, and some of them you can even own!

How to Draw Intimate 'Boys Love' Scenes

From hugs to piggybacks and intimate kisses, this reference manual is filled with romantic male-on-male BL scenarios.

An 8-Day Journey Through the 'Rising Dragon'

Travel through the 'Rising Dragon' region of Japan, where you'll find ancient shrines, exquisite gold leaf, top-ranked gardens, incredible festivals, panoramic mountain views, plus markets, museums, kabuki and more!

Cement Your Friendship With a Custom Seal

For the perfect birthday present, choose from a full array of 366 'hana komon' seals, each with its own associated meaning and symbolism.

A Clever New Way to Display Your Figurines

Keep your figurines dust-free and set up in beautiful environments with this easy idea from Japan!

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