OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN

OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Visitors from home, abroad agree new Kishi...
A notebook features Nitama, the feline stationmaster now serving at Idakiso and Kishi stations on Wakayama Electric Railway's Kishigawa Line. (Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Wakayama-made brushes are crafted from...
A tawashi scrubbing brush from Takada Kozo Shoten (Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Home of soy sauce, Wakayama offers numerous...
Soy sauces from Wakayama Prefecture are made with unique processes and high quality ingredients. From left, Ki-Ippon Kuromame, Nigori Hishio and Mitsuboshi Shoyu soy sauces. (Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Wakayama Prefecture offers more than just...
Ume Power Plus, a snack that is made from pickled Japanese apricots, comes in various flavors. (Photo by Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Spicy Shimonoseki sauce brings back old...
Shimonoseki Sauce is available in three varieties. From left, "tonkatsu" sauce for deep-fried pork cutlets, Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce and curry-flavored sauce. (Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Refreshing taste of 'natsumikan' orange makes...
A bottle of natsumikan-flavored salad dressing (Photo by Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Poisonous blowfish can be a decorative lantern
A "fuku" blowfish lantern (Photo by Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Korean-influenced Hagi-yaki pottery dates back ...
A pair of Hagi-yaki "meoto (married couple) yunomi" teacups (Photo by Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Elegant Hidehira-nuri lacquerware a symbol of...
A Hidehira-nuri candy dish (Photo by Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Much-loved sweets from Tohoku, 'zunda-mochi'...
"Zunda-mochi" sweet rice cakes (Photo by Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Morioka's famed cold noodle dish has Korean...
Several types of Morioka reimen cold noodles are available in plastic packages. (Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Iwate ironware creates multi-generation gifts
A Nanbu tetsubin iron kettle sells for 28,350 yen ($277). (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Old bottles reborn as Okinawa's idiomatic...
Handblown drinking glasses come in various colors and patterns. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Awamori is made from Thai rice and black mold, ...
One of the most popular brands of "awamori" is Zanpa brand, center. "Kusu," right, is aged awamori. Finally there is "habushu," left, which comes bottled with a venomous "habu" viper inside. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Okinawan flip-flops turning Tokyo feet tropical
"Shima zori" rubber sandals are worn by Okinawans on a regular basis. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Water-absorbing red tiles make great beverage...
Two types of pale-colored beverage coasters (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Okinawa's 'sanpin' jasmine tea great way to...
Various manufacturers provide sanpin tea in plastic bottles. (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor’s note: This series showcases various kinds of “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to “must-buy” items that you can get at...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Okinawan 'shisa' guardians ward off evil...
A pair of "shisa" guardians  (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Okinawa's 'kariyushi' aloha shirts great for...
Kariyushi shirts for men and women (Choi Chae-soo)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: 'Chanpuru' culture melds Okinawan, Mexican...
Several packs of ready-to-eat taco-seasoned ground meat are available in a box, right, or in a plastic package. (Chae-soo Choi)
Editor's note: This series showcases various kinds of "omiyage" (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce you to "must-buy" items that you can get at prefecture-operated...