All About Japan

Sea-Inspired Miniature Newspaper Collages

This artist uses a wide range of multimedia—everything from snippets of foreign newspapers and magazines to 'nihonga' materials to create collages that illustrate the ocean that connects all.

¥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!

Tsuchimochi Completes His '100 Views of Tokyo'

Revisit Shinji Tsuchimochi's stunning artwork series, '100 Views of Tokyo.'

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.

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!

Luxurious Stationery from Itoya

Itoya is an historic brand that that offers luxurious stationery in one of Japan's most fashionable districts.

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!

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!

Realistic Fake Food Bookmarks

If these bookmarks were any more real, you could eat them!

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!

8 Clever Post-it Notes from Japan

Tired of plain, old yellow post-it notes? Why not spice things up by writing your memos on a Rilakkuma—or a 3-D sticky note cube?

Dress Up Your Dreary Office

Tired of staring at dreary, drab walls and your boring, messy desk? Let these items transform your cubicle into a lawn or a library!

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.

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!

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!

4 Ingenious Office Supplies from Japan

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

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!

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.

This Pencil Certainly Has a Green Thumb!

Once its life as a pencil is over, this innovative piece of stationery will color your garden by blooming into one of a variety of edible plants.

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!

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