Souvenirs

Substitute monkey
2015.10.04
“Substitute monkey”, the amulet that’s hung in front of houses in Nara.
The monkey came to Japan via a silk road!? When you walk around the town of Nara, you’ll notice that there are several stuffed toy monkeys hanging
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The ladle postcard
2015.09.08
Make your own “spatula postcard”! Miyajima in Hiroshima, is where the spatula was born.
The reason why the large spatula is displayed on the shopping street. You’ll notice that there are many spatulas sold on the Omotesando shopping st
The shop of Ootsu-e
2015.08.06
“Ootsu-e”, the folk art loved by travellers in Ootsu, Shiga Prefecture; Let’s go and buy one!
The folk art that was loved by travellers as souvenir Let me introduce this interesting shop that I found while walking by Biwa-ko Lake. There
The exit of Echigo Yuzawa station
2015.08.05
An entertaining station where you can taste Japanese sake! “Echigo Yuzawa Station” in Niigata Prefecture
You can taste sake right at the station! “Kikizake-Koshi-no-shitsu” Echigo Yuzawa Station is where you can taste Japanese sake! In the back of Co C
It’s handy and smart! Kaishi-paper, sanitary etiquette for adults
2015.06.29
It’s handy and smart! Kaishi-paper, sanitary etiquette for adults
Kaishi-paper, a folded piece of paper tucked inside the front of a kimono. When eating traditional Japanese sweets, have you ever seen them served
2015.06.12
" Tamagoyaki-ki", a common frying pan in the typical Japanese kitchen
The Japanese style egg roll, Tamagoyaki How do you cook eggs in your country? Tamagoyaki is one kind of home cooked egg dish that mothers typical
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market entrance
2015.05.28
Featured article: Visiting the entertaining market of “Makishi-Kosetsu-Ichiba,” where so many rare Okinawan foods are sold!
It used to be a black market. Makishi-Kosetsu-Ichiba is a 10 min walk from Naha-city’s Miebashi station. Local people have cherished it as their ‘k
2015.03.06
Must see things when you visit Ise Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine)! Strolling from Ise Jingu Gekū to Okage-yokocho street is so much fun!
Strolling to Okage-yokocho starts at Iseshi station. In Mie prefecture, Ise Jingu Shrine is too famous to ignore because it’s the grand head
2015.02.28
From mother to daughter. "Hina no Tsurushi Kazari" is decoratively stringing up handmade dolls to wish for a daughter’s health and happiness.
Those who are not wealthy also wish for the healthy development of their daughters. The ancient tradition of "Hina no Tsurushi Kazari" originated
2015.02.23
My experience of aizome, dying Japan Blue
Indigo, nicknamed Japan Blue, is an important color in Japanese culture. This is why I decided to visit Wanariya, a shop that allows visitors to make
2015.02.10
What to Look for on Hina Matsuri Dolls Displays
Hina Matsuri, also called Dolls' Day or Girls' Day, takes place each year on March 3. Everywhere in Japan dolls are put on display to celebrate. But w
edokiriko
2015.01.14
The magical technique of ”Multifaceted Edo glass” turns glass into art
Shining glass products from tableware to ornaments are loved by people all over the world. Japan has been developing a multifaceted glass
2014.08.16
3 Typical Souvenirs of the Japanese Summer
Are you looking for a gift? Something not too heavy and reasonably priced? Here are three traditional objects to bring back home as souvenirs of the J