OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN

OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Elegant denim tissue cases from birthplace of...
A tissue case made of washed denim from the Sanyo Hight Cleaner Co.'s "Araiyan" brand (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Bizen ware mugs made using 1,000-year-old...
A Bizen ware beer cup, left, and mug (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Facial lotion made with radium-rich hot spring ...
A bottle of Misasa Mist additive-free skin lotion (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Tasty rice cakes from Tottori served in...
O-buroshiki, an award-winning confection from Tottori Prefecture, comes wrapped in a "furoshiki" wrapping cloth. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Unique natural dye extracted from pear tree...
The colors on the face towel, left, and the hand towel come from dyes made from a residue extracted from pear wood. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Modern technology enhances flavor of...
Gozaemon-zushi cut into several pieces (Choi Chae-soo)
Tottori Prefecture’s signature rolled sushi, known as “Gozaemon-zushi,” dates back about 300 years.
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Detective Conan plastic folder could solve...
A special plastic folder featuring Detective Conan on a camel ride in the sand dunes (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: From land of dunes, Tottori anime figurine is...
A figurine of Medama Oyaji made of sand (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Premium Shimanto cypress wood ideal for...
Cutting boards made of Shimanto "hinoki" Japanese cypress wood from Kochi Prefecture have a distinct forest scent. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Kochi's traditional 'pearl paper' dates back 1,...
Thin and durable, traditional "Tosa washi" Japanese paper is produced with 1,000-year-old techniques. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Small village finds fame as producer of 'yuzu' ...
A bottle of Yuzu no Mura "ponzu shoyu" sauce (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: With 'bekuhai,' drinkers can't put down their...
A "bekuhai" drinking cup in the shape of Hyottoko, right, and another modeled after Okame (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: 'Washi' toilet paper rolls feature traditional ...
A set of neatly packaged watermarked toilet paper rolls. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: 'Naruko' clappers no longer for the birds
A pair of "naruko" bird clappers (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: 'Katsuobushi' dried bonito--Kochi's gift from...
A "katsuobushi" dried bonito block, and a hand plane (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: From above, ogre-faced 'onigawara' tiles scare ...
An "onigawara" roof tile has a fierce look of an "oni" ogre. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Natural paulownia wood makes ideal cutting...
A cutting board, right, and a hot pot stand made of fine-grained, white paulownia wood (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Water from surrounding mountains lifts Gunma...
A bottle of Akagiyama "junmai ginjo" premium sake (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Cocoon-like 'kudzu' sweets available in...
Mayukomori kudzu sweets come in different flavors. From left; plain, silk, ginger and "matcha" (green tea). (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: For good reason, Himokawa udon enjoys wide...
Nowadays, the Himokawa noodle is even wider than it used to be. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that...