OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN

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...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Long-established sake brewery hops into...
Three types of Shuzan-Kaido beer from Haneda Shuzo. From left, Amber Ale, Weizen and Kolsch. (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: Odamasu's ceramic dolls represent essence of...
A "Koto" doll, left, and a "Tsubomi" doll. (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: Celebrate the Year of the Horse with lucky...
A horse figurine made of "chirimen" silk crepe, right, and a "kimekomi" wooden doll. (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: Shichijo Kanshundo offers Kyoto-style sweets...
A set of Kyoto-style confectionery served in "jubako" stackable lacquered containers (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: Kyoto-based potter serves up tasty idea for...
A heat-resistant earthenware pot for gratin dishes created by Satoshi Masuda (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: Kohchosai Kosuga brings modern tastes to...
A bamboo condiment case from Kohchosai Kosuga (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...