OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN

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...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Traditional 'kokeshi' dolls become popular...
A "Kindai Kokeshi' doll with a rounded head (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 silk-weaving methods used to...
A silk body towel and soap that contains silk ingredients (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: ‘Daruma’ good luck dolls come in 5 colors...
"Gofuku daruma" (five lucky daruma) dolls, representing the five colors of the Olympic 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: Spain's Sybilla gives sunny spin to 'furoshiki'
"Furoshiki" from the Sybilla 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: Onomichi's famous cats featured in table towel ...
A table towel embroidered with cat images from Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture (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: Sanfrecce Hiroshima's '3 arrows' represent...
A Sanfrecce Hiroshima cap (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: Hiroshima needles make a point about precision
A set of Etimo Rose crochet needles with grips comes in a special case. (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: Spingle aims for global market with durable...
A pair of Spingle kangaroo leather sneakers (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: 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...