2012  Jun 10th ´

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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? (...)

2012  May 14th ´

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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 (...)

2012  Jan 29th ´

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Maneki Neko figure

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

2011  Dec 17th ´

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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 (...)

2011  Dec 8th ´

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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 (...)

2011  Dec 2nd ´

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Japanese Taiko Drums

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

2011  Nov 26th ´

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Kyoto Geisha Doll

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

2011  Nov 21st ´

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12 Japanese zodiac figures

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

2011  Nov 13th ´

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Temple and Shrine seal book

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