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60Mike BosackLV.60 11 2
When I was a kid, a type of model race car zoomed into the market and won over the hearts of kids and adults alike.  Tamiya, long known as Japan's premier hobby company, started to offer model racing cars that were easy enough for 10 year olds to build, but with enough customization options to m...more...
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60Kim BosackLV.66 38 2
Whether you're coming to Japan for a vacation, or you're living here as an expat, one thing is for sure - you're going to encounter 100 yen stores over the course of your stay. They make for great spots to shop for some neat souvenirs, or even for daily household supplies like cleaning products! ...more...
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60Kim BosackLV.66 29 1
There's a range of different shopping malls in Japan. Some of them have a very international feel - with big name chain stores like H&M, Zara and Gap. Others have a much more distinctly Japanese vibe to them - like the one I went shopping at today. I love paying attention to the unique things...more...
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60Bethany BeffineeLV.43 8 1
Yukata is a casual version of a kimono popular during the summer, especially at festivals and fireworks shows. For women, yukata come in many different colours and designs and often feature colourful floral patterns. But for men, yukata are usually in more muted colours such as black, navy blue ...more...
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60Mieke PetersLV.41 16 3
Kimono and Yukata Shopping in Tokyo – Buyer’s guide If you are like me, one of the things you promised yourself you could buy when in Japan is a traditional Japanese Kimono or Yukata. I found myself looking online before actually heading to Japan to find the best stores to get a decently priced K...more...
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60Mike BosackLV.60 61 4
Most folks interested in Japan know about Akihabara "Electric Town," which emerged as the hub of all electronics shopping in Japan.  Cameras, appliances, televisions, video games--you could find it all in Akihabara.  But what if I told you that you didn't have to travel to Akihabara to find all ...more...
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60Donna RhaeLV.44 11 1
Omamori are small Japanese good luck charms that you carry around with you. These little charms are usually sold at temples and shrines, and each one provides a specific form of luck or protection. Even if you don't believe in luck, omamori are still a cute accessory to have on your phone, purse ...more...
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60Mieke PetersLV.41 18 2
The Japanese Magic UmbrellaThe rainy season in Japan has warm days and cool nights mixed with heavy rainfall. It is the highest amount of rainfall around the country during the day and happens between summer and autumn. Of course Japanese like to make everything special and cute and therefore sp...more...
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60Sherilyn SiyLV.45 11 2
"If it's not here, it doesn't exist" ought to be the tagline of our favorite store, Super Viva Home Plus. We frequent the Sayama Hidaka Interchange Hanno Branch and I guarantee you that it will probably be one of the biggest stores you will ever step foot in in Japan. Super Viva Home Plus, with a...more...
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60Donna RhaeLV.44 44 4
In a previous article I discussed a couple of different fashion sub-cultures that exist in Japan. Some of them are more common than others, but that doesn't mean you can't incorporate some part of the style into your wardrobe. This article will be discussing fashions that aren't so common in Japa...more...