All About Japan

Odate Bentwood Lunchboxes

Odate bentwood, or magewappa, is characteristic of the Odate region in Akita Prefecture.

Color-Changing Ramen Cup Holders

The Cupmen series are adorable little characters that hold the lid of an instant ramen cup while it's cooking.

Casting Craftmanship

NOUSAKU Corp. applies traditional Japanese casting techniques to contemporary designs to promote a unique, stylish lifestyle.

Life-Size R2-D2 is a Moving Refrigerator!

This plucky droid moves, speaks, projects images and delivers your beer. What more could you ask?

Yamagata Cast Iron Teapots

Yamagata cast iron boasts a 1,000-year tradition influenced by the Kyoto style.

The Secret to a Hot Bento

Imagine opening the lid of your bento box and getting your chopsticks out to eat what should be steaming hot rice—but it’s cold and somehow tasteless. Want to avoid this disappointment?

Decorate Your Lair with Sith Lords

Furniture manufacturer IDC Otsuka has unveiled its Star Wars/Premium Home Collection—a set any Jedi Master would love to get their hands on!

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