OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN

OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Local sauces complement Michelin-rated...
There are various sauces for okonomiyaki pancakes and stir-fried noodles in Hiroshima Prefecture. The one in the middle is Otafuku sauce. Those on the left and the right are sauces made by Mitsuwa. (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: Modest Hiroshima Carp give fans plenty to...
A replica of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp uniform (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: Kumano makeup brushes prized item in fashion...
Kumano makeup brushes come in various types, including foundation brushes, cheek brushes and eyeshadow brushes. (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: Especially for fans of Daimonji bonfire...
The special fan features the kanji character for "dai" (great or big) written with a brush and ink, representing the Nara Daimonji bonfire festival. (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: Papier-mache tiger from Nara brings good luck
A miniature doll modeled after the famous papier-mache tiger at Chogosonshiji temple (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: Get into the origami fold with Nara cedar
A set of five sheets of Kinokami wood paper measuring 14.5 centimeters by 14.5 cm sells for 864 yen ($8). Another set containing two sheets of A-4 size wood paper costs 1,080 yen.
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 mosquito nets given fresh life as...
Caya brand shawls (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: Find peace of mind with 'sumi' ink sticks used ...
The "sumi" ink stick from Kobaien on the left sells for 5,250 yen ($48), while the other sells for 2,100 yen. (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 promote local...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: A 400-year-old confectionery sticks to...
Sakura no Ohigashi cherry blossom-shaped biscuits, bottom, and Yoshino Honkuzumochi kudzu starch cake (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 promote local...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Incense sticks from Nara's temples offer...
Kofukuji's Gandha incense (stick and coil), left, and Kinpusenji's Zaoko stick incense (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 promote local...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Nara Prefecture, the far eastern end of the...
The Gakko Bosatsu figurine (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: Jelly dessert takes fruit to 'whole' new level
A package of Ootemari Jure jelly contains a whole "unshu-mikan" orange measuring 6 centimeters in diameter. (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: 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...