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Anpan Man, aiueo

I really like the Anpanman brand! Who would have thought it could have taken off with such intense popularity? For those who dont know, Anpanman is a series of stories written by Takashi Yanase since 1968 with the lead character,…

Sakura mochi, Japan

This one is for sakura mochi fans! It is a wonderful addition to the bag or mobile phone. I can almost smell the sakura mochi already!! For those who are unusure about what kind of smell I am talking about - sakura mochi are sweet…

Girls Day, Boys Day, Japan

Girls Day or Boys Day there seems to be a considerable expense involved! I looked up two classic items for these days on Amazon, Japan. This one is the 7 tier court of the Emperor and Empress. It is splendid and I am sure a lot of…

Portable Audio Device: Zoom H4n

If you're shooting with the new crop of Digital SLR cameras then, like me, you're probably simply amazed by the video recording capabilities. Since last year's introduction of the first HD video capable DSLR, (Nikon's D90), the market…

Japanese Food Stories

Have you got a favourite kids story? I really enjoy Japanese kids stories - they always seem to bring a different way of looking at things to the fore. It is great to work with the stories and help kids through new ways of thinking about…

Meiro, Mazes, Japan

There are some great books on mazes for kids but look through this one! This one looks like it is a maze of environmental issues. Of course if your kids are looking at the easier versions of mazes or meiro perhaps this one is…

Teaching Japanese, aiueo

Games are a great way of teaching language. This game from Kumon Education is one such product that is really helpful for teachers. The pieces are nice to touch and clear to read. It is simple but highly effective in…

Western Architecture, Japan

I am thrilled to find some models of Western influenced Japanese architecture on Amazon Japan. This model is wonderful - a replica of the Sapporo Clock Building. I wrote about western inspired buildings today on Kimonobox. I…

Japanese Buildings

These building replicas look interesting. I wonder what you would use them for other than decoration? Could you use them for architecture study in a classroom situation? Perhaps. They are certainly a fabulous find on Amazon Japan.…

Hina Dolls, Japan

Have you got a favourite doll? I love the Japanese Hina doll set. What is your favourite doll? This one is great because it has a small drawer to keep your treasures in.

Rilakkuma Cafe

Cute !! Another great gift idea if you are keen on Rilakkuma!! My kids are a huge fan of all Rilakkuma gear. What about you ? Do you like Rilakkuma bear? Have you ever bought a birthday cup? Rilakkuma has a great range!…

Mad Hatter Figure

Have you seen the new Alice In Wonderland film? This figure will be released shortly and I feel is a real credit to the recent production as well as the original characterisation of the Hatter by Lewis Carol. Which character in…

One Piece Chopper

One Piece Chopper from the series ONE PIECE a long running manga series is a popular character. But I am trying to work out from the picture and writing what is so special about this one? Has anyone bought this item? Can you let me know…

Electric Hybrid Eco Bicycle

I am pondering over whether to go for an electric hybrid bike or not? This means it has a self-charge function that works while it is being ridden. It is part of the Sanyo "Gaia" be good to, or co-existence with the Earth philosophy. Has…

Royce Chocolate, Japan

For all those Royce chocolate lovers .... it is available on Amazon Japan You can buy Royce in a set with wafers, potato chips and nama chocolate included in the purchase. Sounds great. Are you a Royce Chocolate fan? I…

Silicon Oven Gloves

I purchased some silicon oven gloves over New Year and they have been brilliant! I am planning to buy some more to give to my sister for her birthday - so if she reads this part of the blog .... the secret is out! Has anyone else…

Vending Machine Proposal

This is cool. Your very own vending machine selling Coca-Cola!! This could be a very original gift or even necessary buy item to furnish the family room perhaps!? I wonder how many people enjoy this luxury? Japanese vending machines…

usb Hello Kitty

What is in the box? Answer - It is a wonderful gift idea from Hello Kitty .... Although, it doesnt even have to be a gift - you could treat yourself. This is really cute. What do you think of the price - 6,930 yen?…

Irori Restaurant at Home

Perhaps you have enjoyed the irori at a Japanese restaurant before and not realised the cultural significance of it? Perhaps you have wished to buy a irori for your own home but not realised you could? Take a look at this cool pick on the…

Best 4 Japanese Money Boxes

Savings, Piggy banks, Chokin, money boxes .... they are all a great way to help teach your kids the disciplines of money!! These special cool picks are a wonderful way of saving and teaching counting at the same time. Which one is your…

Japanese Koto, Amazon

The koto is an instrument that I love. I was first introduced to it in 1985 as an exchange student. The Japanese school teachers dressed me in kimono and shown how to pluck the strings of the koto. It was a lot of fun because I got so…

Easy way to Potty Train?

This contraption available on Amazon is a portable toilet with a remote control to train Japanese toddlers to use washlets. Have you ever seen one before I wonder? I was quite interested in the invention and wondered how many…

27% Saving on Louis Vuitton, Japan

Well according to the blurb on Amazon, you can save 27% if you buy online! This is one serious handbag. Of course it is Louis Vuitton. Back in the 1980's, when I first arrived in Japan, I had never heard of Louis Vuitton. Mind…

Medical Human Body, Amazon

You might think that this is an unusual post on Amazon Japan goods..... but it is very similar to the exhibit that I found with a group of kids at the Miraikan, Science Museum in Tokyo last summer. They had a great time reconstructing the…

Hello Kitty Golf

Are you a serious Hello Kitty Golf Gear fan? I found this Hello Kitty golf bag on Amazon this morning. I wondered what those with a passion for golf might make of this branding scenario on the case for clubs. Previously, Shibuya246…