OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN

OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Tokugawa Shogunate emblem perfect to sharpen...
A sticker of the crest of the Tokugawa Shogunate makes an iPhone case look quite dignified. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a series that showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Japan's ancient sake brewery doesn't mess with ...
A bottle of "junmai ginjo" premium sake Sato no Homare (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: Kasama-yaki pottery breaks out of reputation...
A Kasama-yaki pottery "yunomi" teacup (Photo by Chae-soo Choi)
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: Less sticky 'natto' produced for global market
Products of the newly developed Mamenoka brand of "natto" fermented beans (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: Eating insects, a traditional source of...
A can of sweetly simmered bee larvae, left, and a can of locusts (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: Repeated polishing gives Nagano’s...
A "shiruwan" soup bowl made with "Kiso-tsuishu" technique features a pattern similar to tree rings. (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: Izutsu Wine offers deliciousness from Nagano...
Tarujuku, a rich-tasting Merlot, is aged in oak casks and certified under the Nagano Appellation Control system. (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: 'Sawara' cypress wood container provides...
A rice container made of "sawara" cypress 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: Sink your teeth into lustrous Oroku comb
The Oroku comb comes with a case featuring a traditional Japanese pattern. (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: Traditional freeze-dried powdered tofu gains...
Asahimatsu Foods Co. offers a package of a regular type of "kona-dofu," center, as well as a coarsely ground type, left, and a finely ground type from the Happy Soy Life series. (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: Nagano craft brews thirst-quenching hit for...
Karuizawa beer, right, and Shiga Kogen pale ale (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: National treasure Matsumoto Castle faithfully...
A 1/200 scale plastic model kit of Matsumoto Castle. The box, above, contains unassembled parts separately contained in plastic bags. (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: Sip in style from lacquered wine glasses
Lacquered wine glasses are available in different colors. (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: Slurping down 'soba' in the 'Switzerland of...
Togakushi soba buckwheat noodles together with woven bamboo baskets (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: Milano Expo showcases award-winning oyster...
A jar containing "Kaki no Ajillo," or oysters simmered in olive oil and garlic (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: Thick, durable canvas tote bags from Baistone...
Baistone's tote bags are made of canvas. (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 'Japan's Burgundy,' high quality Tetta...
A bottle of Tetta wine has a sophisticated taste and design. (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: Pickled 'mamakari' a tasty treat from Okayama
A package of pickled mamakari (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: 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...