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3-D Printing Café in Gifu

Try your hand at 3-D scanning and 3-D printing in a café that celebrates Gifu's woodworking traditions.

Transforming Washi to Meet Modern Needs

Would you wear a wedding dress made of paper?

8 Clever Post-it Notes from Japan

Tired of plain, old yellow post-it notes? Why not spice things up by writing your memos on a Rilakkuma—or a 3-D sticky note cube?

Don't Throw Shade on Your Shading Skills!

Have you struggled with getting just the right hue of blue? These pens can help you out!

Totoro Washi Paper for All 4 Seasons

Whether you're into origami, scrapbooking or decorating, this Japanese paper will bring the magic of Studio Ghibli to all your favorite projects.

Dress Up Your Dreary Office

Tired of staring at dreary, drab walls and your boring, messy desk? Let these items transform your cubicle into a lawn or a library!

Feed the Fish in Your Own Digital Aquarium!

Hook this digital aquarium up to your smartphone and you kids can scan in their own hand-drawn aquatic life!

The Top 8 Stationery from The Wonder 500™

These designs can make working at the office—or on your own pursuits at home—that much more enjoyable!

This Pencil Certainly Has a Green Thumb!

Once its life as a pencil is over, this innovative piece of stationery will color your garden by blooming into one of a variety of edible plants.

4 Cool & Classic Souvenirs from Japan

‘Cool Japan’ is a government-sponsored campaign to promote Japan internationally through local products. And we've got our own ideas for some 'cool' and classic souvenirs!

Kitties That Won't Make a Mess on Your Desk

Aching for feline companionship, but have little living space? You can now buy these cute, palm-sized organizers.

Stuck on Gift Ideas? Let Us Help You Out!

Need some 'omiyage' to give to your friends and family but don't know what to get? Not to worry, we've got some recommendations from Japanese net users!

Luxurious Stationery from Itoya

Itoya is an historic brand that that offers luxurious stationery in one of Japan's most fashionable districts.

Art Student Creates a 'Plock'

Tick tock, what's a plock? Check out this hand-carved wooden clock that has over 400 moving pieces!

Learning to Love 'Sumi' Ink Sticks

Ink sticks, or 'sumi,' were a practical way of conserving and transporting ink. They're the classic tool for writing Japanese calligraphy—and using them has an almost Zen-like quality.

7+ Kinds of Calligraphy Brushes

The kind of calligraphy brush you need depends on the kind of lines you want to draw. Here are seven-plus options from a historic shop in Toyohashi that you can order from anywhere!

6 Fantastic Fuji-Inspired Papers & Textiles

Mount Fuji is the ultimate symbol of Japan—so who wouldn't want to own a few bits of awesome and useful Fuji stationery? Worry not, we've got the goods!

Top 10 Coolest Things in The Wonder 500™

All About Japan's top 10 coolest items in The Wonder 500™.

Life-Enhancing Stationery (& More) from Muji!

For many, Muji stationery sets the bar. Compact and cool, it's perfect for gifts and personal use. And if you're not sure what to set your sights on, here are our nine best recommendations!

Where Studio Ghibli's Paint Comes From

Founded in 1950, this 17-person paint company has colored the works of anime geniuses from Osamu Tezuka to Hayao Miyazaki.

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