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26 Best Japanese Gift Ideas For All Budgets

Looking for the best Japanese gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place! At The Japanese Shop, we have decades of experience sourcing and curating the very best Japanese gift...

26 Best Japanese Gift Ideas For All Budgets

Looking for the best Japanese gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place! At The Japanese Shop, we have decades of experience sourcing and curating the very best Japanese gift...

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Summer Greetings in Japan

When was the last time you sent someone a card or a letter? Christmas, perhaps? Or someone’s birthday, passing exams or just a random ‘Thank you’?   Shochu-mimai, Summer Greetings...

Summer Greetings in Japan

When was the last time you sent someone a card or a letter? Christmas, perhaps? Or someone’s birthday, passing exams or just a random ‘Thank you’?   Shochu-mimai, Summer Greetings...

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The Tanabata Festival Decorations

The Tanabata celebration originates from a tale in Chinese mythology over 2,000 years old. The fable is about a happily married couple that were separated by the wife’s angry father...

The Tanabata Festival Decorations

The Tanabata celebration originates from a tale in Chinese mythology over 2,000 years old. The fable is about a happily married couple that were separated by the wife’s angry father...

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Japanese Wedding Traditions and Customs

With wedding season upon us, and it often being difficult to know what to expect at a Japanese wedding, we thought it best to share some Japanese wedding traditions for...

Japanese Wedding Traditions and Customs

With wedding season upon us, and it often being difficult to know what to expect at a Japanese wedding, we thought it best to share some Japanese wedding traditions for...

Japanese Golden Week

What is Golden Week in Japan?

Golden Week is the name given to the period of time from the end of April to the beginning of May, consisting of four national holidays in close succession. Golden...

What is Golden Week in Japan?

Golden Week is the name given to the period of time from the end of April to the beginning of May, consisting of four national holidays in close succession. Golden...

A Golden Celebration of Children in Japan

A Golden Celebration of Children in Japan

Golden Week is one of the biggest events in Japan’s annual calendar and consists of a week-long celebration of four national holidays that reflect upon Japanese history. During this traditional...

A Golden Celebration of Children in Japan

Golden Week is one of the biggest events in Japan’s annual calendar and consists of a week-long celebration of four national holidays that reflect upon Japanese history. During this traditional...