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Latest design for gorgeous stylized Japanese Coca-Cola cans spotlights Tohoku festivals

You’ll want to grab this pretty commemorative Coke can if you’re in northern Japan.

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Neo Kimono releases innovatively traditional heel covers made from artisanal fabric

The new “Obi de Boots iki” line of footwear represents a modern take on traditional styling.

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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Spending for pickled umeboshi among young Japanese people is halved from 20 years ago

A traditional food is taking a hit among the younger generations in Japan. 

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Our reporter tries amemonaka, the traditional sweet from Niigata Prefecture

This traditional confection is pretty to look at, but how’s the taste?

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Cute cats come out to play as traditional Japanese geta sandals

Three gorgeous kittens are waiting to dress up your summer outfits.

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Traditional Japanese braiding is in high demand thanks to success of anime Your Name

These “gathered threads” have leapt through time and space to return as popular fashion accessories.

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“Edo-kiriko” glasses from Starbucks too expensive? Try these colorful versions instead!

“Edo-kiriko” glasses from Starbucks are gorgeous — but also way too expensive. So we got to wondering: Can you get similar gorgeous designs for more reasonable prices?

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Awash in the lights and colors of traditional Japan at Meguro Gajoen’s brilliant summer event

The second year of this event at the famous Meguro Gajoen in Tokyo promises to be even better than last year!

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Hello Kitty teams up with X Japan’s Yoshiki to rock out in Yoshikimono!

The edgy kimonos designed by X Japan rock star Yoshiki may have been a bit too edgy for most — but not for Hello Kitty!

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Wagakki Band’s newest video “Strong Fate” might just be the most epic one yet!

This one takes the cake, folks, but don’t take our word for it – check it out for yourself here!

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Protect your iPhones with elegance and simplicity with Echizen lacquer

It’s your chance to show a bit of class and keep your precious tech from getting damaged.

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You must love dogs or cats if you decide to use these new house name plates

Acknowledge your animal side with these super cute, traditional wooden name plates.

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New film about Japanese historical swords, forging techniques is now playing in select theaters

This one is sure to please all of the historical sword buffs out there.

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Gorgeous Japanese tatami reed book covers, card holders a fresh outlet for old-school style

Paper-based media alone not traditional enough for you? Try pairing it with these.

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Nail polish from Ueba Esou dazzles with quintessentially Japanese colors

All the colors of historical Japanese paintings are now at your fingertips, literally.

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Looking for a new hobby? Try the traditional Japanese cloth craft of tsumami zaiku

Shift from folding paper to folding cloth to create beautiful hair ornaments, earrings, and decorations for any occasion.

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Celebrate the coming of spring by feasting on an enormous, $200 luxury Ehomaki roll!

Let’s see what tempting (and pricey) Ehomaki rolls are on offer at Tobu Ikebukuro Department Store this year to celebrate the coming of spring on Setsubun day.

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Celebrate the New Year with kimono dogs!

What better way to usher in a new year in Japan than with a cute collection of dogs in kimono?

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Fundoshi, or type of traditional Japanese underwear, are currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity. We asked a specialist why they’re so great!

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