Ganbattene! 5 Brilliant Japanese Good Luck Gifts A Japanese gift makes the perfect token of good luck. Superstition plays an important role in Japanese culture and because of this, there is an astonishing range of great Japanese good luck gifts to choose from. Whether it’s new business venture or an exam, a new house or a sponsored hike, there’s bound to be something suitable – no matter what the occasion.
Are You Ready for Fathers Day? Fathers Day is just around the corner (June 15th), and time is of the essence. Dads can be a tricky bunch to buy for, so I’ve pulled together some top Japanese Fathers Day gift ideas to help get you started.
Believed to have originated during the Edo period (1600 – 1868), hand carved wooden kokeshi dolls were traditionally sold to people visiting onsen (hot springs) in Northern Japan. They later took on a more symbolic meaning, becoming tokens of love and friendship. This guide outlines the typical traits of contemporary and traditional kokeshi dolls and gives guidance on where to buy kokeshi dolls in the UK.
What Is A Japanese Kokeshi Doll? Christmas is fast approaching and for those doing their last minute shopping now is the time for an inspired idea. If you’re looking for a different present for a loved one this year; then a Japanese Themed Christmas Gift may be the answer to this.
Not Sure What To Buy Friends And Family This Year? Try A Japanese Christmas Gift! Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to decide what gifts to buy for your friends and family. Of course, there are always one or two people who are difficult to shop for. A Japanese Christmas gift could be a good place to start, and is likely to be a little more interesting than your standard box of chocolates or bath set.
Guide to Choosing Japanese Incense in the UK Japanese incense is ideal for meditation and aromatherapy, or simply for creating an environment in which you can relax and enjoy a bit of me-time. It has a long history stemming from its arrival from China in 538 CE, and has since become well-recognised aspect of Japanese culture. Many incense companies in Japan have been going for over 300 years, so they certainly know a thing or two about producing a well-blended fragrance. But the question is, which are the best Japanese…read more
Japanese culture has become very fashionable in the UK and it is likely to continue increasing in the near future. The influences have spread across many sectors including Japanese restaurants and fashion. One of the most must have items is the Kokeshi Doll. This has been a favourite for many years with young and old avid collectors of the dolls. But where did this doll that has swept the nation come from?