10 of the Best Gift Shops in Kyoto
Kyoto is a great city to look for souvenirs, but personally, we think these 10 shops in Kyoto take the cake when it comes to bringing back a bit of Japan back home with you.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Design on a Dime: ¥100 Art Supplies
Being creative doesn't have to be costly thanks to the numerous ¥100 shops around Japan.
3 Historic Fan Shops in Kyoto
Japanese fans are as much about fashion and art as they are about keeping cool, and these traditional shops have really mastered the craft!
Dive into a Daiso
Take a four-minute tour through all the weird and wonderful stuff at Daiso, Japan's largest ¥100 chain.
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!
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!
7 Prime Presents from the ¥100 Shop
These great items may only be ¥108 after tax, but your friends and family don't need to know that! And the quality's so good, they probably won't be able to tell!
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!
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.
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!
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.
12 Things Every ALT Needs from the ¥100 Shop
Being an ALT is a resource-intensive profession. The ¥100 shop has almost everything you need to be ready for the classroom!
Have a Cuppa in Kanazawa’s Old Town
While traveling in Kanazawa, be sure to stop for a nice, fresh cup of tea from a tea shop dating back to the Edo Period (1603-1868)!
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?
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!