Back to school – otaku style!

Updated in July 2019 to add fresh items. Enjoy! Are you excited to go back to school? There’s nothing like that back-to-school feeling - the thrill of newness, excitement to see old and new friends, the slight tinge of sadness…

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Japanese Art & Craft Supplies for Kids: 11 Picks for Budding Artists

Playtime is serious business—just ask any child waiting in anticipation for the recess bell to ring. While they’re having a blast using scissors and coloring over the lines, children are also developing important skills that they will carry into adulthood—artistic…

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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.

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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!

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