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 designs have turned many models into highly sought-after collector’s items. So, what are the top 10 most popular limited-edition G-Shock from Japan? Keep reading to find out! And if any of them catches your eye, you might just be able to find them offered by sellers in > Read More


11 Rare Anime G-Shock Collaborations from Japan

For over three decades, Casio’s G-Shock watch line has maintained its place as one of the world’s leading brands of durable watches. Considered by many to be the “ultimate tough watch,” the G-Shock is designed to weather all your adventures: it’s water resistant, shock resistant, and self-adjusting, with several models running completely on solar power. But beyond functionality, G-Shock refuses to take a backseat to fashion by combining its cutting-edge technology with the latest cultural trends and collaborations—including many of the anime classics otaku know and love. Keep reading to see > Read More


Ita Bag Obsession: Carry Your “Painful” Otaku Devotion with You!

Admit it: you’re an otaku and you want to show it! You take your fandoms seriously—and why shouldn’t you? They’re a huge part of who you are. But what’s the best way to flaunt your favorite fictional friends? You can’t exactly take your room full of wall scrolls, figurines, and merch everywhere you go. How can you let the world know, without a doubt—anytime, anywhere—that you are the ultimate fangirl or fanboy? The answer: Make an ita bag! > Read More


Japanese Sandals: What You Need to Know about Geta & Zori

Most people probably know that Japan is a country where shoes are removed at the door. While modern Japanese people usually step out with a typical assortment of contemporary footwear, in centuries past the shoes-on, shoes off problem was solved by zori and geta, traditional Japanese sandals for all occasions and seasons. Today these sandals are most popular at fireworks festivals and other traditional events, but one thing hasn’t changed: With a shape a bit like casual beachwear, they are still comfortable! And unlike their thin rubber Western counterparts, zori and geta can be very beautiful > Read More


Popular Japanese Fashion Magazines for Men & Women

Japan, which is nothing if not innovative when it comes to fashion, has a huge number of different fashion magazines that cater to a wide range of discerning fashionistas. There are many different subcultures each with their own unique style, all of which also have magazines that are specifically tailored to them. A lot of magazines are printed on quality paper, and some will even include a special item inside just for their readers along with each issue. Here is a list of some magazines to get you started on your own Japanese fashion journey.  > Read More


Top 10 Anime Phone Cases for iPhone

Admit it: you’re obsessed with your iPhone. And why shouldn’t you be? It’s an all-in-one gadget that keeps you current with your friends and family, the latest trends, and newest releases. It’s your camera, your calculator, your instant messenger, your planner, and a home to all the apps you need in life. Your phone is important. It’s a part of you. And that’s why you don’t have to settle for a bland case like everyone else’s. Go beyond protecting your phone, and diversify it with your favorite anime and Japanese pop culture characters! Next to setting your ringtone to the likes of “World > Read More


Japanese School Uniform Obsessed? What to Wear, Where to Buy

Along with the kimono, one of the most recognized outfits from Japan is the standard Japanese school uniform. Thanks to anime and manga, the traditional sailor styled uniform is synonymous with Japan and something that even people outside Japan want to wear themselves, either for cosplay or as a fashion-forward statement. Whether cosplayer or not, options are flourishing especially for women who want to buy a Japanese school girl outfit. The Internet has made it possible for anybody to indulge in their cute Japanese fashion obsession. > Read More


Japanese Clothing and Shoe Sizing Guide: Important for Online shopping

If coming from Western countries, Japanese clothing sizes can be perplexing. While a girl may usually wear a size small in the U.S. (a size 4/UK size 8), in Japan they wear a large! And “one-size” (as in one-size-fits-all) almost never fits a Western girl, unless it’s a hat of course! While this can be a blow to the ego, at the end of the day it’s not the number on the tag that matters, but how you look and feel while wearing the clothes. > Read More


Japanese Fans and Umbrellas: A Lovely Tradition

Japan is well renowned for beautiful traditional buildings and shrines. Part of that old aesthetic is traditional Japanese fans and umbrellas. These fans and umbrellas are still seen and used to this day, especially in the cultural capital of Kyoto. However, the questions many have are what are they, where did they come from and when did people use them? > Read More


The Most Popular New and Used Japanese Cosplay Shops

Cosplay (or “costume play”) is one of Japan’s biggest trends, where fanboys and fangirls wear costumes based on their favorite anime and video game characters. As an art form and hobby, cosplay has spread around the world, and, today, cosplayers regularly attend conventions called “Cons,” where they meet others in costume, gather for photoshoots, participate in contests, and make unforgettable memories. While some cosplayers like to sew their own costumes and build their own props, many do not have the time, knowledge, or resources to do so. For those who want to purchase the highest > Read More