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Kyoto Cherry Blossoms Incense
Japanese cherry blossom trees are admired the world over for their staggeringly beautiful but fleeting nature, which is poetically symbolic of the cycle of life. Lend the spirit of rejuvenation to your home with Shoyeido's incense sticks, a stimulating...
GROOMING_HEALTH
26_100
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
HANDMADE
Matcha Starter Kit
Ippodo has been producing high-quality tea for almost three centuries in the heart of Kyoto, and Matcha is one of their specialties. You can learn the nuances of making it yourself with their beautiful Matcha Starter Kit, an all-in-one set that includes...
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
25_AND_UNDER
WEDDINGS
Mezzaluna Chopping Knife
If you love a chopped salad, this is the kitchen tool for you. The knife's curved, stainless steel blade lets you chop up a bounty of herbs and vegetables at once, creating a cohesive medley that ensures you get a mouthful of each ingredient in every...
GROOMING_HEALTH
101_250
26_100
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KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
HANDMADE
Japanese Teapot Set with Kaboku Sencha
Ippodo has been producing high-quality tea for almost three centuries in the heart of Kyoto. All of their teas come from Japan's famous Uji region, and their sweetly flowery Kaboku Sencha tea is Ippodo’s highest quality varietal. Paired with the expertly...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
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HANDMADE
GREEN
Shibori Dye Socks
These indigo wool socks from KAPITAL use a traditional Japanese shibori dyeing technique to give a twist to the usual knit. The denim hue is a nod to the clothing company’s headquarters in Kojima, the denim capital of Japan.
HANDMADE
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KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
HOME_OFFICE
Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl
Coffee plays an important role in many lives, and it deserves the proper vessel. The Japanese Ceramic Coffee Bowl sold by A Detacher offers a satisfyingly rotund mug for your brew with the ultimate balance of beauty, simplicity and function.
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
101_250
TRAVEL
LIMITED_EDITION
KIDS_PETS
ELECTRONICS
Beats + Hello Kitty Headphones
These super cute special edition Beats + Hello Kitty Solo² lightweight high fidelity headphones come with a custom case to commemorate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary. They feature a blue and white headband design with Hello Kitty’s iconic red bow and...
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
25_AND_UNDER
WATCHES
TRAVEL
KIDS_PETS
GREEN
GIFTS_THAT_GIVE_BACK
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
BENEVOLENT_GREEN
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Q&Q Solar Watches
Cute, well-made and with no battery change necessary—ever—these solar powered watches perfectly pair function with fashion. A clean, simple design is bolstered by an array of color options that pack plenty of personality. This is a no-maintenance timepiece...
ELECTRONICS
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TRAVEL
HOME_OFFICE
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
FURNITURE_DECOR
Danboard Mini Power Plus
Say hello to the Cheero charger, a little block of iPhone juice to keep your device alive. Beneath the smiling face of a Japanese character called Danboard is enough power to charge your phone 2.5 times before needing a reboot, and its two jacks allow...
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
101_250
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WEDDINGS
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
HOME_OFFICE
HANDMADE
FOOD_DRINK
FURNITURE_DECOR
Set of Three Shotoku Glasses
Founded in 1922, Tokyo-based Shotoku Glass Company originally manufactured extremely thin glass for use in light bulbs. In 1958 they began utilizing their distinct skills to create drinking vessels, which are highly treasured for the same reason—super...
LONDON_DESIGN_FESTIVAL
101_250
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
HOME_OFFICE
ART
ART_PRINTS_PAPER_GOODS
FOOD_DRINK
FURNITURE_DECOR
Jug
Japanese ceramicist and RCA grad Ikuko Iwamoto takes a Buddhist approach to her medium, and her flexible thinking leads to pieces that are both sculptural and functional. These meticulously hand-dotted, slip-cast porcelain jugs—designed for “a bizarre...
CULTURE
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
As part of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary celebration, the adorably cute character will be celebrated in numerous ways, including a birthday party, Hello Kitty Con and her first-ever museum retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum...
STYLE
Black Weirdos Meets Twin Peaks for A/W 14
For their A/W 2014 collection, Japanese label Black Weirdos has gone deep into Ghostwood Forest. The delightfully odd menswear brand has created a line that is inspired by all things Twin Peaks—no doubt scaring and thrilling fans of the show. There...
DESIGN
London Design Festival 2014: Fresh Staples
Our previous look at this year's London Design Festival highlighted a few select newcomers for 2014, but equally exciting are the shops, satellite fairs and institutions you come to count on during any city's annual design week. Below are some of...
CULTURE
Anime-Inspired Art by Mayi Bashou Wang
As early as in the 1920s, China saw the first experiments in the world of manga and animation thanks to the introduction of lithographic printing derived from the West. The later years of political turmoil prevented the new industry from growing...
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SPORTS_OUTDOORS
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
VIEW_BY_CATEGORY
EQ Bike Chain Cover
Japanese utility bag producer, Master-piece have entered the cycling arena with this EQ bike chain cover made of heavy duty nylon that's designed to keep your chain from scratching your frame.
CULTURE
Yoskay Yamamoto’s House of Daydreamers
by Eva Glettner Yoskay Yamamoto’s new exhibition “House of Daydreamers”—on show now at LA's Giant Robot—is a stunning collection of art created solely in the last six months. The prolific artist's show includes paintings, sculptures and a gallery...
STYLE
Japanese-Influenced Ties by Kiriko
As we've seen in previous products from the Portland-based project of co-founders Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka, Kiriko holds a deeply personal connection to each of the pieces that they create. Take for example, the new Kazuyuki line of ties...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video: Takashi
Manhattan's West Village restaurant, Takashi, isn't your average barbecue joint. To learn more, we spoke with Chef Takashi about preparing beef cuisine, quite literally, from nose to tail. Blending Korean and Japanese flavors and cooking traditions...
26_100
HANDMADE
CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
Raw Selvedge Denim iPhone Sleeve
More than individually made by hand, on a single machine, all Unwashed Denim products are designed, sewn, packaged and shipped by one NYC teenager, Will Berman. Composed of the highest quality 12.5 oz Japanese sanforized selvedge denim and accented...
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CLOTHING_SHOES_ACCESSORIES
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Indigo Dyed Bandana
Since its incarnation 10 years ago, Americana-inspired Japanese label J.S. Homestead has maintained a tailored and quality assortment of goods that could be just as easily found in Brooklyn as in their Tokyo shop. This highly wearable collection is...
25_AND_UNDER
WEDDINGS
KITCHEN_FOOD_SPIRITS
BRICK_AND_MORTAR
FOOD_DRINK
Pig Cooking Lid
You've already got the pot and the belly—now all you need is the pig. MoMA's handy Pig Cooking Lid can be placed on any pot and helps food cook easily as hot water vapor releases through its silicone snout while looking adorable in the process. This...
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HOME_OFFICE
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
FURNITURE_DECOR
Nendo: 10/10
Prepare to have your mind blown by the 320-page monograph "10/10"—a showcase of Nendo's sublimely conceptual works. Founded by Oki Sato in 2002, the Tokyo-based studio has grown into one of the contemporary greats, committed to delivering awe-inspiring...
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