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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10 Types of Traditional Japanese Dolls

Dolls, or ningyos, have long been a significant component of Japanese culture. Traditional Japanese dolls are more than souvenirs; they are given as formal gifts, displayed in the home, and used during festivals. There is a wide variety of types of Japanese dolls, some being more abstract and others being very lifelike. In this article, …

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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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A Guide to Japanese Ninjas

A Comprehensive Guide to the Japanese Ninja

  The Rise of the Ninja Although hotly debated, ninjas are believed to have first emerged during early feudal Japan (somewhere between the 12th and 15th century), a time when aristocratic rule had collapsed and chaos overcame the country. Unlike samurai, who were known to fight honourably, ninjas were free from rules, using unorthodox tactics …

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New Kokeshi Just In!

The wait is over! Our Kokeshi stock arrived safely this morning with five new dolls. Visit our website to order now and be sure to keep an eye out for our brand new dolls, which will be making their debut shortly!

We Love Kokeshi!

Lovely feedback on our Kokeshi dolls… “I bought this to add to my collection to commemorate our wedding anniversary. Lovely quality as always and a speedy service from the Japanese Shop. Doesn’t come with a stand, but I prefer them without on my shelf to be honest! This is a lovely kokeshi doll, a perfect …

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