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6 Cool Presents for Tech & Gearheads

Get your hands on a waterproof camera for underwater adventures—or an eco-friendly gadget that can improve your car's engine performance!

Tatami Mats: Not Just for the Floor Anymore

If you've ever been to a traditional Japanese home, you've likely seen tatami mats on the floor. But have you ever seen it on furniture?!

Get Pottery 1,300 Years in the Making

Mino ware, or Mino 'yaki,' flourished in central Japan hand-in-hand with the rise of ikebana and tea ceremony. You can still get it today—and in fact, it now makes up half of all the pottery made in Japan!

Kanpai with Kitty Cat Sake Cups

Let adorable traditional 'ukiyo-e' cat art add to your drinking pleasure with these Japanese sake cups featuring stylized kitties!

Put Your Phone to Rest on a Mini Futon

Not only does this tiny futon hold your smartphone, but it's even bestowed with blessings from the priests at Tokyo’s Anazawaten Shrine.

Magical Cloth Reverts Back to Origami Shape

No matter how much you stretch out this piece of cloth, it always comes back into its original crane form. See how!

5 Innovative Food Prep & Storage Solutions

Everyone wants to save time in the kitchen and spend more time with family and friends. These five gadgets will allow you to organize your kitchen and prepare your dishes with convenience and ease.

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!

Take a Dip in Some Ramen Bath Salts

You may want to refrain from using these yummy-smelling bath powders when you’re hungry!

7 Oddly Useful Items from the ¥100 Shop

These hot items, remarkably only ¥100, are sure to improve the quality of your life—or at least make it a little more interesting!

Steamed Toast for the Perfect Slice

'Balmuda The Toaster' gives toast a golden brown surface and satisfying crunch while holding moisture and aroma inside—all thanks to a little steam power!

4 Ways to Japanify Your Kids' Lives

It's never too early to get your kids excited about Japan! Toys, pillows, classic Japanese elementary school backpacks—and how about a rush nap mat that's nice and cool in the summer!

7 Nifty Knick-Knacks to Keep Around the House

Once again, Japan’s ¥100 shops prove that they're truly on the next level.

A Japanese Home is a (Small) Sanctuary

A home in Japan is a comfortable place that will likely only be seen by a small, select group of people—and probably too cramped to host more than a handful of guests at a time! But this lies at the heart of the 'uchi' vs. 'soto' concept in Japan.

¥100 Shops: What to Buy & What to Avoid

Don't be blinded by that ¥100 tag, some things just aren't worth it!

Gifu Festival Celebrates 700 Years of Swords

Seki City in Gifu Prefecture has been forging samurai swords for over 700 years. On the second weekend of October every year, the Seki Cutlery Festival celebrates the region's long history of blade-making—and offers gorgeous works at discount prices!

Glean the Secrets of Japanese Interior Design

Create harmony at home with these key Japanese interior design elements.

17 (Non-Otaku) Presents to Buy a Japan Fan

Looking for something for that Japan fan who's already got it all? We've got 17 suggestions!

7 Great Shops & Inns Near Yugawara Station

Located just 90 minutes south of Tokyo, Yugawara is a great hot spring getaway. Here are seven stellar shops and inns where you can get the most out of the local flavor while you're in the area!

8 Ways to Do Personal Hygiene at the ¥100 Shop

You can do plenty of personal hygiene at the ¥100 shop. But while most cheapo products in Japan hold up pretty well, ¥100 hygiene tends to come with a few trade-offs.

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