All About Japan

Download these Kanji Worksheets Free!

To help everyone looking to start learning Japanese, the Nihon Ichiban team has created a beginners' kanji ebook that you can view and download totally free!

The Most Expensive Fukubukuro Bags

How much would you be willing to spend on a New Year's grab bag?

Specialty Chopsticks for Ramen Noodles

These Edokibashi chopsticks are especially created for eating ramen without the noodles slipping down between them. Seriously!

5 Things to Do Around Asakusa

In addition to its famous temple, the area around Asakusa presents shops that offer unusual and unique products that are different from what you might find at department stores and mass retailers around the country. And you can catch sumo, too!

Hated Medicine as a Kid? These Might Help!

A number of day-to-day Japanese health products can make having a sick kid (or being one!) a little less awful.

More Sushi Suitcase Covers!

Well, this could be one way to either get a fair amount of attention from airport security. Or a laugh. Or both.

Funassyi Screams for the Season

The "Singing Merry Christmas Funassyi" doll seems to scream more than sing, but he'll bring good cheer either way!

3 of Japan's Finest Kitchen Knives

It was of course the Japanese samurai and their infamous swords that set the stage for Japan's global blade fame!

7 Exquisite Bowls from Different Materials

From wood and lacquerware to porcelain and glass, Japanese artisans have used a number of innovative materials to produce some of the most wonderful creations.

6 Beautiful Japanese Glasses

Often utilizing vivid colors, these blown glass glasses are wonderful examples of a traditional Japanese technique.

5 Key Sushi Accessories

Check out the key bits of kitchenware and what-not that every sushi connoisseur needs to have on hand.

Dyson Robo-Vacuum Arrives in Japan

The 360 Eye is the British firm’s first proper venture into autonomous home service robotics.

Beautiful Japanese Pottery

The seven most beautiful pottery cups from The Wonder 500™.

7 Cool Traditional Japanese-Style Gifts

Looking for just the right gift during the holiday season? Why not give the gift of something unique you could only get from Japan!

4 Incredible Kettles

Whether you're brewing up some powdered matcha green tea or a cup of Earl Grey, boiling water in these kettles will give your tea an extra kick!

Origami-Style Lamp

Neither scissors nor glue are needed for this DIY project that can brighten up any room.

Protect Your Drinks from Pub Ninjas

These bottle covers are actually faithful recreations of suits of armor worn by famous warriors in Japanese history.

TP So Delicious You'll Want to Eat It

Toilet paper that gives fruit roll-ups a whole new meaning.

4 Cool Things Made of Kurikyu Odate Bentwood

Kurikyu Bentwood is known for high-quality bentwood products emblematic of the city of Odate in Akita Prefecture.

Bathroom Beauty: Soaps & Towels

For that moment you want to feel refreshed with elegance.

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