Japanese gift ideas

10 Must-Buy Japanese Christmas Presents

Find the Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Japanophile in your Life With Christmas a matter of weeks away, the countdown is on to accumulate the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you have a shinnichi in your life, or are just on the hunt for unique Japanese Christmas presents, we are here to make …

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Japanese Symbolic Animals And Their Meaning

Japanese Symbolic Animals and their Meanings

Japanese symbolic animals are a huge and important part of Japanese culture, with inclusion in traditional sculptures, prints, and more. This post uncovers the  Japanese spiritual symbols of a range of Japanese animals, including some Japanese folklore animals, that you may or may not be familiar with. Butterflies – ‘Choho’ Japan perceives the butterfly to …

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Japanese lucky cats

Keep Evil Spirits Away with Japanese Lucky Charms

The upcoming Giant Lantern Festival Dai-Chochin Matsuri is celebrated at the end of August every year and is often referred to as the one of the brightest and most beautiful festivals in Japan. The festival invokes traditional Japanese superstition alongside a visual display of giant lanterns and fireworks which is said to ‘light up’ Japan. …

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Japanese lucky cats

What’s So Lucky About Lucky Cats?

Maneki neko literally translates as “beckoning cat” and they’re beckoning an increase in custom in recent years as their rich Japanese history and cultural symbolism make them an authentic and thoughtful Japanese gift. Japanese Lucky Cats are commonly used as mascots or talismans, bringing good luck to households, happiness and success to individuals, and wealth …

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10 Signs that Japan is a Cat Lover's Paradise

10 Signs that Japan is a Cat Lover’s Paradise

If you’re a cat lover, you’ll probably already know that Japan is a country obsessed with cats; one of the best-known good luck charms is a beckoning cat. Here are 10 places you must visit for all things cat-related. Disclaimer: After reading this post, you will definitely want to book a one way flight to …

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Superstition in Japanese Culture

Japanese Superstition: Why You Shouldn’t Live at No.4

Superstition is integral to Japanese culture. A profound respect for ancient customs and traditions, together with strong historical and cultural ties with other nations, have enabled innumerable Japanese superstitions to catch on and persist. As is seen all around the world and throughout history, a large portion of superstition in Japanese culture contains underlying messages …

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Your Luck’s In… New Japanese Lucky Charms in Stock

Our New Range of Japanese Lucky Charms We have three brand new Japanese lucky charms in stock as of today. Safeguard your happiness, health and fortune with a mini Buddha, Daruma (Dharma) or four leaf clover. At just £4 each, you could get all three just to be certain! 😉 Attach to your purse, wallet …

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