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28 Japanese Gifts For Anyone Obsessed With The Country and Its Culture

Updated on August 6, 2021 Updated on Aug 6, 2021
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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 gift guide has fun Japanese gift ideas that make any Japanese lover happy.

  1. Japanese Candy and Snack Gift Box
  2. 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 snacks any Japan lover will enjoy.

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

  5. Kimono
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    A yukata, aka lightweight Yukata, 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. 

  7. Tokaido Board Game
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    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.

  9. Key to Kanji 
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    The Key to Kanji: A Visual History of 1100 Characters is a one-of-a-kind reference for learners at any level! Based on 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 useful for learners.

  11. Sushi Socks
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    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 modern sock fashion – just like the Japanese style. We’ve combined these two things to bring you hilarious, colorful, and hipster sushi socks. Our socks ideally match casual clothes or a suit making your outfit more colorful and making it exceptional and modern.

  13. Koi Chime
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    These colored porcelain koi fish wind chimes will be your best catch of the season. Hanging from your porch or deck, as 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 and ears but also symbolic. 

  15. Japanese Brew Coffee Maker
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    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.

  17. Kotobuki Daruma Otoshi Japanese Folk Craft Game
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    Daruma otoshi is a classic Japanese folk toy. The wooden toy comprises five stacking pieces, on top of which sits the main piece, the Daruma. The game’s object 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. Thus, they are a symbol of good luck and perseverance.

  19. Cherry Blossom Water Bottle
  20. These tumblers feature double-wall insulated construction that keeps drinks hot or cold longer and reduces condensation to prevent rings on your table. Made with strong, impact resistant BPA-free material means these water bottles can take a tumble without shattering and won’t retain tastes or odors. Our 24oz classic water bottle features a BPA-free single-latch flip lid with loop for easy carrying, and slim bottom to fit some bicycle cages and backpacks.

  21. Furoshiki Japanese Traditional Wrapping
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    Furoshiki cloth is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, mainly used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. Sometimes food, especially, bento boxes is 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.

  23. Sushi Serving Tray
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    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.  Pair it with a sushi-making kit for a great gift set.

  25. Cool Reusable Chopsticks
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    These natural wood chopsticks are 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 makes an excellent housewarming gift.

  27. Traditional Japanese Tableware
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    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 make great home decor a perfect way to enjoy your ramen.

  29. Noren Curtain
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    Noren is traditional Japanese fabric dividers hung between rooms, walls, doorways, or 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. Cast Iron Japanese Teapot
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    Cast iron teapots have been used in Japan’s fabled tea ceremonies, dating back to the 17th century. Primula’s exquisite cast iron teapot designs are inspired by traditional Japanese culture. This Primula teapot with infuser for loose leaf tea has a cast iron body to preserve heat and a loose tea infuser to maximize each tea’s delicate flavors and aroma.

  33. Manga Box Set
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    In Japan, people of all ages read manga, and it is a big part of Japanese culture. Mangas 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.

  35. Samurai Figurine
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    Oda Nobunaga was a Japanese daimyo and one of the leading figures of the Sengoku period. The samurai armor is made with care, ensuring every samurai’s armor has even the smallest details to make the armor as accurate as possible. These figures are also deemed great gifts for someone who likes figures, collections or simply admires the samurai armor.

  37. Japanese Flash Cards
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    Basic Japanese words and phrases for beginners and travelers with the phonetic pronunciation and English translation on each card. These high-quality, durable cards with a portable box are designed for efficient learning. These lovely sturdy cards are packaged in a stylish portable box.

  39. Naruto Shippuden Anti-Village Symbols T-Shirt
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    Let’s face it: we all love a good fandom. How about representing your favorite anime by rocking this sweet Naruto tee? This Naruto t-shirt is more than just an anime cosplay costume; it’s a way to bond with friends. Choose either black or gray and sizes extra-small all the way up to 5XL. 

  41. Japanese Sake of the Month
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    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 months, or any intervals you like. So let your sake journey begin!

  43. Japanese Kit Kat Sake Set
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    This Kit Kat sandwiches the cream which I kneaded large brewing sake from the daiginjo powder into between wafers, and the Kit Kat which I wrapped up with the gentle sweetness of the white chocolate can enjoy a gorgeous fragrance of the large brewing sake from the finest rice to open in a mouth and taste with the swelling.

  45. Bonsai Tree
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    “Bonsai” is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word “banzai’, meaning “tray planting.” Bonsai is not a species, but a general term for any plant tamed at miniature size, in a vase or pot, and practiced for hundreds of years. People who keep bonsai favor the exercise for its meditative and calming effects. With years of training, the trunk and leaves, the plant can be shaped into whatever the artist desires. Some bonsai live hundreds of years old, passed down through generations if they are properly maintained.