Celebrating Respect for the Aged Day

Celebrating Respect for the Aged Day

Respect for the Aged Day (Keiro-no-Hi) is a treasured national holiday in Japan. A day to give respect and honour to Japan’s elderly population, it is always held on the third Monday of September – the 20th of September this year. Respect for the Aged Day has been an official national holiday since 1966, and the purpose of …

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7 Occasions to Wear a Japanese Kimono

The kimono is famously a traditional garment that originates from Japan.  With many different styles, colours, materials, and patterns to choose from – kimonos are worn to a variety of different occasions. The elegant kimono style has become an increasingly popular trend worldwide but is still worn to many traditional Japanese occasions. Maybe you’re wondering when is the …

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Japanese Summer Clothing

The Japanese have cultural festivals abound, and they don’t stop when the temperature (not to forget the humidity) ramp up! When you step outside into a Japanese summer, you’ll realise you’d probably rather be naked… It’s so hot! Luckily Japanese summer clothing exists, and you’ll want to grab yourself some in no time. Traditional summer …

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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 Christmas Gift Ideas and Inspiration

Although Christmas Day is not recognised as a national holiday in Japan, Christmas is still a hugely popular event which is celebrated every year. In Japan, Christmas is acknowledged as a time to spread happiness rather than a religious occasion, and features gift-giving at its centre. Whether you are an avid lover of all things …

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Top 5 Christmas Japanese Gifts

Top 5 Japanese Christmas Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, we could all do with a little inspiration when it comes to getting those last few gifts. At The Japanese Shop, we have so many unique and authentic Japanese gift ideas that make a perfect and unforgettable present. This year has seen some new and exciting products added to …

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Japanese Kimono: The Ultimate Summer Style Staple

Find Your Perfect Japanese Kimono for Summer With summer finally here, it’s officially Japanese Kimono season. Despite originating from Japan, Kimonos have become widely popular worldwide. Kimonos are the perfect summer style staple because of their lightweight material, bold and beautiful designs and their laid-back elegance. A Short History of the Japanese Kimono If you …

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