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22 Japanese Gifts For Anyone Obsessed With The Country and It’s Culture

Updated on September 19, 2019 Updated on Sep 19, 2019
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    Our guide of Japan-inspired gift ideas will help you choose the perfect gift for that person in your life who is obsessed with the country and its culture. Whether you’re looking for something traditional, useful or kawaii our Japanese gift ideas will make any Japan lover happy.

  1. Haku Mizunara Whiskey Barrel Aged Shoyu
  2. Sublime, mellow and flawless made from extraordinary ingredients Kyoto Prefecture is truly exceptional. Haku Mizunara Whisky Barrel Aged Shoyu is first traditionally brewed preserving ancestral methods of the mushiro koji process yielding an exceptional shoyu. Master craftsmen then thoughtfully age the shoyu in Japanese Whisky Barrels made from Mizunara hardwood, a type of Japanese oak. The result is a mellow, delicate shoyu with a touch of sweetness that stimulates all of the senses.

  3. Sushi Serving Tray
  4. Serve up sushi and soy sauce or chips and dip! This hungry shark holds your dipping sauce and there’s plenty of room for all of the appetizers and snacks in the ocean. Use his tail for chopsticks or serving utensils! Handpainted ceramic. A really unique gift for a sushi lover or lover of everything Japanese who has a unique sense of humor. 

  5. Tokiado Board Game
  6. Elegance has always been at the core of Tokaido. Each player is a traveler crossing the “East sea road”, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, players will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places. At the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.

  7. Japanese Brew Coffee Maker
  8. The classic design of a siphon coffee maker adds an elegant touch to your kitchen. Just watching the brew will bring you into a blissful coffee world. Soon, you will get your cup of delicious coffee with an enticing aroma. This full-fledged professional coffee flavor can be tasted at home. Beautifully crafted for an expert cup of coffee and this brand can be recognized by Coffee Geeks worldwide.

  9. Cool Reusable Chopsticks
  10. These natural wood chopsticks easier to catch for adults and children. With their lightweight nonslip design they are easy to hold, especially for beginners The simple and exquisite design is great for home and make an excellent house warming gift.

  11. Yukata
  12. A yukata aka lightweight kimono is an excellent Japanese gift for any obsessed with the country and culture. This handcrafted kimono company specializing in silk and charmeuse kimonos for women in botanical prints. Each kimono robe features an original pattern, first sketched by hand, then saturated in rich watercolors using a traditional paintbrush in true Japanese style. 

  13. Sushi Socks
  14. Sushi Socks Box is a fantastic idea for a funny gift that will always spark a lot of laughter. Food socks are a fashionable motif in the world of modern sock fashion – just like the Japanese style. We’ve combined these two things to bring you very funny, colorful, and hipster sushi socks. Our socks ideally match casual clothes or a suit making your outfit more colorful and turning it into something exceptional and modern.

  15. Manga Box Set
  16. In Japan, people of all ages read manga and it is a big part of Japanese culture. Manga are comics or graphic novels created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.

  17. Modern Sake Set
  18. A perfect gift for someone who likes to enjoy Japan’s finest beverage. They can savor their favorite sake this modern sake set beautifully. This set includes one 18 oz dispenser and four 75 ml cups, the perfect set to share a cup of sake with friends and family. A great gift set for any sake lover and a great addition to a home bar.

  19. Key to Kanji 
  20. The Key to Kanji: A Visual History of 1100 Characters is a one-of-a-kind reference for learners at any level! Based in etymological research, this detailed guide takes away the difficulty of learning these Japanese characters. Each of eleven hundred essential kanji receives a fully illustrated entry with a brief English summary explaining the evolution of its written form and meaning from ancient to modern times. Each kanji is also given on- and kun- pronunciations, a section header in a traditional kanji dictionary, a clear stroke order illustration, and sample words that are useful for learners.

  21. Japanese Snacks Sampler
  22. Do you know someone who LOVES Japanese sweets and treats? Or someone who is an adventurous eater? This is the perfect gift for them or even for yourself!  A variety of spicy, salty, savory, sweet, and sour snacks and candies for anyone. They include a variety of 15 wonderful and unique Japanese snacks.

  23. Kokeshi Doll Origami Paper
  24. Kokeshi dolls have been crafted in Japan for more than 150 years. These children’s toys—and later popular souvenirs—are handmade from wood with some delicately painted details. Their most recognized feature is a lack of arms and legs. These illustrations were chosen to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 patterns unique to this pack, and all of the papers are printed with coordinating colors on the reverse side to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami projects that show both the front and back of the papers.

  25. Traditional Japanese Tableware
  26. Japanese porcelain is renowned for its many fine attributes: the high-fired kaolin clays result in elegant and exceptionally sturdy porcelain. Even when unglazed, the wares don’t absorb water, making them pristinely suited for tableware. The Kuro is perfect for an authentic Japanese dining experience. Great for serving rice, soup, and making your culinary creations look as great as they taste. These lacquerware bowls make great home decor.

  27. Kotobuki Daruma Otoshi Japanese Folk Craft Game
  28. From the Manufacturer Daruma otoshi is a classic Japanese folk toy. The wooden toy is made up of five stacking pieces, on top of which sits the main piece, the Daruma. The object of the game is to use the mallet to knock out the pieces under the Daruma one by one without toppling the Daruma. Depictions of Daruma in Japan are modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. They are a symbol of good luck and perseverance.

  29. Noren Curtain
  30. Noren are traditional Japanese fabric dividers hung between rooms, on walls, in doorways, or in windows. They were originally used to protect a house from wind, dust, and rain, as well as to keep a house warm on cold days and to provide shade on hot summer days. They can also be used for decorative purposes or for dividing a room into two separate spaces.

  31. Authentic Macha Green Tea Set
  32. Every matcha lovers’ must-have item. Matcha tea is a unique beverage with natural antioxidants and matcha tea energetics. Whisk up a delicious cup of frothy lump-free matcha with our Matcha Tea set and enjoy the authentic ceremonial Matcha tea experience. This set is exactly what’s needed to start drinking a delicious cup of frothy lump-free matcha.

  33. Bento Cookbook
  34. Bento fever has recently swept across the West, fuelled not just by an interest in cute, decorative food, but by the desire for an economical, healthy approach to eating in these times of recession. A leading light in the popularization of bento has been Makiko Itoh, whose blog, Just Bento, boasts hundreds of thousands of subscribers, all of whom love her delicious recipes and practical bento-making tips.

  35. Furoshiki Japanese Traditional Wrapping
  36. Furoshiki cloth is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, mainly used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. Sometimes food, especially, bento boxes are usually wrapped in a furoshiki. So don’t forget to wrap your Japanese gifts in it! This one has a beautiful sakura pattern but you can find Furoshiki in just about any color or pattern.

  37. Cherry Blossom Thermos
  38. These highly rated water bottles are ready for any adventure. With design in mind, these stylish wide-mouth bottles know how to keep you cool (pun intended). Using our innovative MiraGuard Technology, Mira bottles enhance the daily hydration experience by keeping drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. Whether you’re at the beach or on the slopes, your Mira bottle is the best beverage companion.

  39. Handheld Fan
  40. A fan is one of the best Japanese gifts as they are beautiful and practical. The folding Japanese fan is very important in the culture and society. Even though a fan is conventionally meant to provide a cool breeze during hot weather, these fans can also be seen to be associated with some traditional dance forms and other cultural aspects of Japan. They come in many beautiful prints and colors like this one Fuji Mountain.

  41. Koi Chime
  42. These colored porcelain koi fish wind chime will be your best catch of the season. Hanging from your porch or deck, like they’ve just been caught from ancient Japanese waters, these weather-resistant and artistic wind chimes will create deep, relaxing tones every time the wind blows. In Japanese culture, koi fish represent loyalty, friendship and love, making this outdoor garden art not only pleasing to the eyes an ears, but symbolic as well. 

  43. Japanese Sake of the Month
  44. Explore the world of sake enjoyment by this monthly Tippsy Sake Box! You will receive a box of three 10oz bottles of sake. It’s a perfect way to taste different flavors from different breweries to find your favorites. Is receiving a box every month too much? Don’t worry—you can easily change your shipping intervals to every other month, every three month or any intervals you like. Let your sake journey begin!