Spring has sprung in Japan, meaning it’s that time of year again - cherry blossom season! Cherry blossoms, known as sakura (桜) in Japanese, bloom throughout Japan between late March and early April. Sakura is much more than just a flower to … [Read more...] about Sakura 2020 – Cherry blossom-themed items that will set your heart aflutter!
Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces have provided audiences with magical memories for decades, with iconic films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke making Hayao Miyazaki a household name around the globe. Take a break from … [Read more...] about Studio Ghibli Merch – Top 5 items every Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki fan must have!
The first step to getting your hands on otaku goodies is to be able to find them, but that is easier said than done - especially considering the language barrier presented by Japanese shopping sites. When using a Japanese site, or a proxy shopping … [Read more...] about How to Search on FROM JAPAN in Japanese
Traditional and modern Japanese culture collide in this gorgeous collection of Dragon Ball Super furisode kimono and kimono accessories, produced and sold by the expert kimono dealer Sou. Kimono (Furisode) A furisode (振袖) is the most formal … [Read more...] about Dragon Ball Super Kimono – A collision of traditional and modern Japanese culture!
BanG Dream! (バンドリ!) is a multimedia project by Bushiroad, the developers behind Love Live! School Idol Project. The franchise follows the activities of six different all-female bands, encompassing a wide range of musical genres. Poppin’ Party was the … [Read more...] about BanG Dream! Merch Roundup
Lashinbang is one of the best second-hand otaku stores in Japan, with its stores full of preloved anime, manga, and gaming goodies! The Lashinbang chain has several stores across Japan, as well as an online store full to the brim with all things … [Read more...] about How to buy from Lashinbang – the one-stop second hand shop for all things otaku!