Traditional Japanese Summer Items

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Traditional Japanese Summer Items

Traditional Japanese Summer Items

Carefully watching and celebrating the passing of the seasons is a key part of Japanese culture, and a tradition that can be seen from the earliest Japanese art up to the present day. With the keen attention paid to the signs of the seasons, some items and patterns indelibly symbolize […]

9 Japanese Cleaning Products to Make Your Life Easier

9 Japanese Cleaning Products to Make Your Life Easier

No matter the time of year, it’s never too late for a little spring-cleaning! From a country known for its uncluttered apartments, squeaky-clean schools, and litter-free roads, here are nine Japanese cleaning products that will make your life pika pika (sparkling)!

9 of the Most Kawaii Cat Gashapon You’ll Ever Collect

9 of the Most Kawaii Cat Gashapon You’ll Ever Collect

From novelty cat cafés to famous cat islands like Aoshima, Japan definitely has a thing for cuddly kitties. So, it’s no surprise that each year Japan’s capsule toy industry continues to release an ever-growing number of oh-so-cute cat gashapon. While there are many purr-fectly charming Japanese products available for kitty […]

FASHION

10 Limited Edition G-Shocks from Japan

10 Limited Edition G-Shocks from Japan

In only three decades, Casio’s G-Shock watches have become the standard all durable watches are measured against. Considered by many to be the “ultimate tough watch,” G-Shocks are known to be able to handle some of the world’s most extreme conditions. This durability paired with an ever-growing lineup of limited-edition […]

IDOL

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour DVD & Blu-Ray Released on December 18th

AKB48’s latest DVD “Manatsu no Dome Tour – Madamada, Yaranakya Ikenai Koto ga Aru” (We still have many things to do) was released on December 18th, 2013. The whole AKB family consisting of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 and HKT48 participated in this summer event that took place in Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo, […]

TOYS

Japanese Board Games & More: 11 Picks to Shake Up Game Night

Japanese Board Games & More: 11 Picks to Shake Up Game Night

Whether providing a challenge, a thrill, or a good laugh, Japanese games are all about the joy of competing with others. So, in the spirit of playtime, FROM JAPAN has put together this list of 11 fun-for-everyone games that will give your next family night a truly Japanese twist! Japanese […]

COMICS

Spider-Man Figures: The Best of S.H. Figuarts, Nendoroid & More

Spider-Man Figures: The Best of S.H. Figuarts, Nendoroid & More

With a spectacular lineup spanning countless comic book titles, nine cartoons, and three cinematic franchises, Spider-Man’s radioactive résumé continues to capture new fans in his web of wonder with each new plot thread he spins. In anticipation of Spidey’s next big-screen blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming swinging into theaters this July, we’ve […]

OTHERS

How to Make an Origami Cube in 18 Easy Steps

How to Make an Origami Cube in 18 Easy Steps

What better way to show off your amazing collection of origami paper than by folding an origami model that takes 6 pieces to make. With these modular origami cube instructions, learn how to easily fold a sturdy box that can be used to store gifts, hide secrets, or even play […]