Japanese Fans: Everything You Need to Know When Buying a Hand Fan

Summer in Japan—cotton kimonos, shaved ice, festivals, fireworks, and fans! The iconic imagery of Japan’s hottest season is all about enjoying summer’s outdoor traditions while beating the heat in style. Keep reading to find out more about Japan’s love of fans and some tips on what to consider when choosing the perfect fan for you! > Read More

9 Japanese Fish Snacks for the Ultimate Seafood Lover

If you love the flavors of fish and seafood, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to find out what your missing out on and how you can get your hands on some delicious Japanese fish snacks! > Read More

Travel Back in Time with These 10 Classic Japanese Dagashi

From the amazing to the often crazy, Japan in known for creating the unimaginable when it comes to new flavors for sodas, snacks and candy. But while many of these trending treats leave the store shelves before you can blink an eye, others have become a sentimental part of Japan’s pop culture past that still lives on today in the popular treats known as “dagashi.” > Read More

Japanese Face Pack: Pamper Your Face with Amazing Designs

If you’re an otaku, you know how to appreciate beauty—from artistic anime OPs, to the gorgeous faces of your favorite bishonen and bishoujo. It only makes sense that your makeovers should also have a touch of Japanese and anime flair. Thanks to these unique Japanese face pack designs, your beauty routine doesn’t need to be boring! Cleanse, heal, and brighten your face… while wearing the faces of your favorite characters and mythical monsters. Anime Face Packs Anime is full of the beautiful and the bizarre. With these face packs, you can bring cosplay into your daily cosmetic ritual without > Read More

How to Make an Origami Frog in 15 Easy Steps

Do you have a fetish for frogs? Then we suggest trying your hand at folding an easy origami frog to add to your collection of the world’s most adorable amphibian! You’re just a hop, skip and jump away—so let’s get started! > Read More

How to Make an Origami Rose in 8 Easy Steps

Are you allergic to roses but still have an endearing spot for this delicate flower of love? Then we suggest trying your hand at folding an easy origami rose instead. In just 8 simple steps, you will have a cute little flower to give to the one you adore or decorate your home with. > Read More

10 Wasabi Snacks to Spice Up Your Life & Clear Your Sinuses

Especially since the rise of sushi onto the international scene, many people around the world have become familiar with wasabi, a plant known to some as “Japanese horseradish.” That name might help to explain the power of the spice itself, but not its huge popularity. In fact, wasabi snacks are now practically their own genre in Japan! From the spicy to the sweet, here are 10 hot wasabi snacks that are guaranteed to spice up your life and clear your sinuses. 10 Japanese Wasabi Snacks to Spice Up Your Life Wasabeef Potato Chips As the story goes, the inspiration for Wasabeef potato chips > 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 Origami Paper: How to Choose the Right Paper

Today, when visiting Japan, you can walk into almost any 100-yen shop, art store or craft shop and find an amazing array of origami paper that any origami folder would drool over—from traditional washi paper to metallic foil paper, and even glow-in-the-dark paper! Keep reading to learn more about the types of Japanese origami paper and which one is right for you. > Read More

Iwako Erasers: The Tastiest, Coolest, Most Kawaii Stationery

You’ve seen them at Cons and Japanese specialty stores; maybe you already own a sizeable collection. But if this is your first time hearing about Iwako erasers, then this little rundown is sure to make you a fast fan. In fact, after learning about these cute cars, critters and more, you’ll definitely want to get some—you just may not want to use them as intended! > Read More