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Okonomiyaki Pencil Sharpener and Other Unique Product Designs

Hitting LOFT stores in Japan this October! An okonomiyaki pencil sharpener whose pencil shavings look like dried bonito flakes! Due to popular demand, creator Mitiru’s design of okonomiyaki penc...

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Budo, Japanese Martial Arts: Introduction to Judo, Kendo, Aikido, Karate and Kyudo (Japanese Archery)

Judo, kendo, aikido, karate… Japan has formed, practices and enjoys various martial arts. Although they all seem quite challenging, here are the basics so you can get started with your mental a...

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Shiba Inu Design Banknotes!! A New Face for Japanese Yen?

If only! These adorable, but sadly not real, Shiba Inu banknotes were designed by illustrator PonkichiM who is fond of Shiba Inu (柴犬). PonkichiM’s illustrations of various banknotes designs beca...

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Bringing Evangelion Units to Life with Joint Mats?!

You read that right. Those incredibly realistic looking Evangelion unit cosplay costumes are actually made from Daiso joint mats. You may be thinking, “Is that even possible?” Looks like i...

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What is that?! A Living Salmon Sushi Creature? Meet Salmon Nigiris and its 150+ Friends!!

Ever wondered what sushi would be like alive? Freelance designer Kumakuro has, and brought the idea to life - over 150 of them in fact!!  The hashtag #多分私しかやってない (Tabun watashi shika yattenai ...

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Explosion of Cuteness!!! “Games X Food” Clay Art

So cute! Where can I get this? These adorable sweets, food and drinks are made in the image of game characters that are trending in Japan. But you can’t eat them! Because they’re actually ...

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Know the Basics of Japanese Dating Culture

Dating culture can be very different from place to place. Mutual understanding between partners is one of the most important ingredients to a happy relationship. In this article, we explain Japanese d...

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“Oh my god, my laptop!!!” Next Level Pranks with Ultra-Realistic Japanese Food Samples

A shocking scene! Imagine returning to your desk to discover this absolute crime! This photo that makes you doubt your eyes (and sanity) is trending on Twitter in Japan.  This prank was se...

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Traditional Japanese Clothing: Kimono, Yukata, Jinbei, Hakama and more

Learn about the different types of Japanese traditional clothing there are aside from kimono and yukata. There’s also jinbei, hakama, haori, happi and other traditional clothing according to reg...

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Exploring Japan Pop Culture: Music, Idols, Youtubers, KAWAII, Otaku Culture, Karaoke and more!

Japan may be famous for its traditional culture but its modern culture is just as popular. In this article, we explore what Japanese pop culture includes. Not just common ones frequently featured in s...

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