Yufuin Cat Items

Yufuin Cat Items – A Great Souvenir

Are you planning a trip to Japan? Do you have friends in Japan who offered to send you something? (...)

Jun 10th
´2012

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Cherry blossoms in Kakunodate, Akita Prefecture in early May

Spring in Japan: My trips in 2012

Spring in Japan is one of my favorite times to travel! I just came back from a 9 days (...)

May 14th
´2012

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maneki neko figure

Maneki Neko figure

Today I want to introduce “Maneki neko figures” to you as they’re very popular in Japan. I love cats (...)

Jan 29th
´2012

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Japanese Year of the Tiger figures

Year of the Tiger figures

As we’re approaching the end of the year, it’s time to stock up on items for the new year (...)

Dec 17th
´2011

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Akabeko - Red Cow of Aizu

Akabeko: Red Cow of Aizu

Akabeko (赤べこ) is a traditional toy from the Aizu region in Fukushima Prefecture. The toy is made from two (...)

Dec 8th
´2011

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Small Japanese Taiko Drum

Japanese Taiko Drums

Have you ever heard of Japanese taiko drums? Literally translated taiko (太鼓) means “great (big/fat) drum”. Nowadays taiko performances (...)

Dec 2nd
´2011

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Japanese Geisha / Kyoto doll

Kyoto Geisha Doll

I bet a lot of you have been to Kyoto or want to go there some day. As you (...)

Nov 26th
´2011

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12 Japanese / Chinese Zodiac Animal Figure Set

12 Japanese zodiac figures

Today I want to introduce another treasure of mine: Figures of all 12 Japanese zodiac animals Actually, the title (...)

Nov 21st
´2011

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japanese seals

Temple and Shrine seal book

You have probably seen a temple and shrine seal book already, but you were not sure what exactly it (...)

Nov 13th
´2011

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