The Easy Way to Get Your Child Using Chopsticks

Teach Your Child to Use Chopsticks with CleverstiX Chopsticks are the eating utensil of choice throughout virtually all of East Asia, so if you’re moving out there or taking your little one on holiday, it’s time to get practicing. CleverstiX, the latest product in our range, provide a fun and easy way to get your …

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What is Christmas Like in Japan?

What to Expect if You’re Spending Christmas in Japan Japan might not be a predominantly Christian country, but it has adopted a number of festive traditions from the West over the years, putting its own cultural stamp on many of them. Spending Christmas in Japan is an exciting and totally unique experience – and one …

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New Japanese Hair Accessories and Jewellery Now In Stock

Our New Kimono-Inspired Japanese Hair Accessories and Jewellery We have recently been stocking up on some gorgeous new Japanese hair accessories and jewellery. Made in Japan and exclusive to The Japanese Shop, these vibrant accessories are inspired by the colours and patterns from kimono fabric. They make wonderful little gifts and with each of them …

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5 Unforgettable Japanese Valentines Day Gifts

5 Unforgettable Japanese Valentine’s Day Gifts

Forget the Box of Chocolates: Covetable Japanese-Style Gifts for Valentine’s Day If you’re looking to surprise your partner with something a little different this year, Japanese Valentine’s Day gifts are the way to go. From too-cute-to-be-true kokeshi dolls to delicate, ornate silk kimono, there’s an appropriate Japanese-style Valentine’s Day gift out there for everyone. But …

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Bio Ionised Jewellery: Miracle Cure or Marketing Ploy?

Investigating the Effectiveness of Bio Ionised Jewellery Bio ionised jewellery is a type of metal jewellery that is said to have a positive effect on the wearer’s chi, or “natural energy”. Proponents claim that it carries a number of health benefits, improving blood circulation, lowering blood pressure, reducing fatigue and more. However, questions have been …

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Christmas decorations and our choice of products

I thought this is a great idea for Christmas decorations. Arranged by Jez’s mother, Pat. Hiromi and Pat have decorated our showroom for Christmas and Pat put some Origami Crane birds on Christmas Reef to add some oriental. I think it works! There are bright colours and patterns in our origami papers so that papers …

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The Etiquette of Gift Giving in Japan

How to Present Japanese Gifts You would think the act of gift giving would be universal. You go out and choose something that you know the other person will like as a memento of an occasion or as a thank you. You give it to the recipient, who is happy and says thank you. Simple, …

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New Cards Added to our Collection Today

We have just added two new Japanese cards to our collection today. The Whirling Snow card design is based on a woodblock print by Japanese artist, Kamisaka Sekka, whilst the Senju Waterfall card is based on another similar type of print by well-known Japanese artist, Kawase Hasui. Our greeting cards are blank inside, however, for …

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