All About Japan

A Modern Twist for Lacquer

Once used for salad bowls and decorative plates, lacquerware has found a new shape to wrap its sleek exterior around—iPhones.

Power Pose Sketching Models

Artistic models equipped with swords, wings and plastic guns are hard to come by, but not for long!

10 Great Gifts from Japan

These original gifts represent the rich cultural heritage of this country—and tend to go down well with overseas visitors, too!

Modern-Style Calligraphy Gift Set

Want to really level-up your kanji skills? This authentic Japanese calligraphy set consists of artisanal writing tools selected by Shinseido, one of last makers of Suzuka Ink in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture.

Katana Scissors Inspired by Real Samurai

Nikken Cutlery has three types of katana scissors for your slicing needs, including one inspired by Oda Nobunaga’s sword and featuring a gold-tipped “scabbard.”

Storybook Tenugui

A traditional "tenugui" cotton hand towel makes a great gift—or even a headband in the onsen! These tenugui go one step further, however, and tell a picture-book story when folded.

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