30 Gift Ideas for People Who Love Japan & Japanese Culture

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If you are trying to buy a gift for someone that is a big fan of Japan then you might wonder where to start. There are some Japanese themed gifts available and in order to help with picking the right one, we have compiled a list. This means that you should be able to more easily find the gift that you want. There is a big selection of different things which means that you should be able to find something to suit the taste of the recipient as well as your budget. So take a look and hopefully you will soon find something suitable.

30 Presents for Fans of Everything Japanese

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This is a very unusual nappy bag for new parents. It has a black and green colouring with a sushi theme to it. It is very unusual and different from the usual baby bags. It is also very useful too. It has a large capacity of 15.7 x 7 x 11 inches and has a front pocket which is insulated for bottles and a big inside area for storing things. It has wide straps for comfort when carrying it as a backpack as well as grip handles on the top.

This is a really interesting Japanese style 3D effect lamp. The lamp is a touch lamp and has a black base with a see-through top which has a fan and chopstick design on it. When the LED lights are on, it lights up the design and gives it a 3D look. It is possible to change the colour of the light to create different moods and it can provide different levels of lighting. It charges using USB so there is no cable so great for children.

This is a lovely cherry blossom design t-shirt. It is short-sleeved and comes in a choice of colours: green, black, blue, grey or red and has a large white cherry blossom design on the front. It comes in sizes 8-18 so will fit most women. It is made from a cotton and polyester mix which is lightweight and breathable and can therefore be washed in a washing machine at a low temperature.

This is a lovely book of Kanji or Genkoyoshi paper. It is a book specifically designed for practising Japanese writing as it has lots of boxes in it which can guide you in forming the lettering and symbols properly. It is 120 pages and 8.5 x 11 inches so there is plenty of room to fit in lots of practice. It is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.

This is a lovely jigsaw of the Red Japan Tower. It is 1000 pieces and therefore will challenge everyone. The puzzle is made using wood material and water-based paints to give it a beautiful look as well as being durable. There are numbers printed on the back, so that you can check if the pieces are correct, which could be particularly useful for areas of similar colours like the sky.

This is a really cute cat t-shirt in a Japanese style. It comes in sizes for men, women and children and in a selection of colours: black, navy, baby blue, pink and heather blue. The white cartoon cat has red ears and is on a red and white background with some Japanese writing at the top. It is made from a cotton and polyester blend so is soft and keeps its shape well.

This is a great travel guide called ’14 Days in Japan’. It has all sorts of useful information for first-time travellers to the country such as spots to visit, things you should know, tips, budget, what to eat and what to buy. It includes information about visiting specific places: Tokyo, Hirayu, Takayama, Kyoto and Osaka and includes information about Japanese history and culture. A very useful book available as a paperback or Kindle edition.

This is an Otamatone which is a touch-sensitive musical instrument and this is a special Japanese edition which is available in white or black. It is a cute and weird musical instrument and works like a theremin. By pressing on the stem it produces different sounds and by moving the mouth it will produce melodious tones. It is a great toy for children but also a fascinating item for adults to use as well.

This is a Kanji or Genkouyoushi practice book. It is designed especially for practising Japanese figures and symbols with boxes to write in. All pages have these boxes so that you can learn to form the characters properly. They each have a large square for each character which is split into four to make it easy to position it properly. It is 120 pages and is 8.5 x 11 inches so there is plenty of space for doing lots of practice.

This is a really fun presentation pack with socks in that looks like a pack of sushi. The socks are rolled up to look like sushi rolls. There is a pair which is pink with white stripes that looks like salmon nigiri and a pair which is black white and green which looks like cucumber maki. The socks are made from 80% cotton, 17% polyamide and 3% elastane and so are comfortable and soft. Available in sizes 4-7 and 5-11.

This is a fun cushion cover for a Japanese anime fan. The cushion cover comes in a choice of white or natural colour and is printed on in black and says ‘Sorry I can’t: I have too much anime to watch’. It is an original design by Tim and Ted and is made of ethically sourced, 100% cotton. It is 44 x 44cm in size. It is machine washable and can therefore be kept nice and clean.

This is a Japanese theme keyring. It has a picture inside it on both sides which has a Japanese style. It includes pictures of bonsai trees, temples and other buildings, parasols, lanterns and cats. It is mainly white with red and beige colours in the pictures. The keyring is a plastic see-through one with a slot for a photo, which is where the Japanese picture has been put. The image is 45mm x 35mm.

This is a lovely Japanese colouring book. Colouring is on trend at the moment with many adults using it as a way to relax or practice mindfulness. It is also something still done by many children and therefore this book is suitable for all ages. Illustrations include dragons, temples koi carp and fish. Each illustration is printed on a single-sided sheet so that there is no bleed through and it can be removed for framing.

This is a Komorebi Japanese watercolour set. It has 40 different colours including 8 shimmering metallics and 6 vibrant neons. They are artist quality paints which are created in Japan with great blending performance. They are eco-friendly in a metal case and are made of animal-free ingredients. Even comes with a colour swatch sheet so you can see what each looks like before you start. The high pigmentation really helps the colours to pop.

This is a lovely Japanese Sake set. It is charcoal grey colour with a blue rim and is five pieces. It has a Sake pot and five cups. It is authentic as it is made in Japan and is sold through The Japanese Shop. The pot is 15.5cm tall and the cups are 4.5cm tall. They come in a lovely presentation box so are all ready to give away as a gift to someone.

This is a Blu-Ray or DVD called My Neighbour Totoro by Studio Ghibli. It is from the makers of ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Ponyo’ and is high definition quality. The story features two sisters who discover a mysterious place of spirits and magic when sent away while their mother recovers from an illness. A family film showing the joy of country living.

This is a fun mug which is white and says on it in black ‘I’d rather be in Japan’. It is 4 x 3 inches and therefore a great size and easy to hold. It is made from high quality ceramic which is safe for hot and cold drinks. The design is on both sides of the mug. It comes in a sturdy box with lots of cushioning so will arrive safely and will be packed ready for gifting.

This is a Japanese Geisha sticker for a wall. It is a wall mural in black which will give you a striking silhouette on the wall. Can go on any wall as well as glass, ceramics, windows, furniture and cars. It can set the tone for a room giving it a Japanese theme. It is 58 x 68cm and is very easy to stick by removing the paper from the back and spreading it across the surface to remove air bubbles.

This is a fun bottle opener in a Japanese theme. It is stainless steel and therefore really strong and will not rust, tarnish or corrode. It is a brushed silver colour and has a sublimation print with a sushi theme on it. It is a fun and comical design. The bottle opener is 70 x 38 x 2mm. It has a small hole in the bottom so can be attached to a keyring or hung up.

This is a Japanese cookbook by Wagamama called ‘Feed your Soul’. There are dishes for lots of occasions such as rapid weekday meals and slower cooked things. Recipes include yaki soba, bang bang cauliflower, chicken katsu curry, hirata seasoned buns, chicken gyoza, miso cod raman, chicken and prawn pad thai and homemade raman noodles.  Includes lots of photos of the dishes and ingredients. Comes in either a hardcover of kindle edition with free delivery.

This is a long-sleeved t-shirt with a Japanese theme. It comes in a choice of black, navy, royal blue or heather grey and on it has a fun design which says ‘eat sleep anime repeat’. Each has a picture by it and some Japanese writing above it. It is unisex and comes in sizes small to 2XL. They are made from a mix of cotton and polyester and are a classic fit. They are lightweight and can be washed in a washing machine.

This is a fun mouse mat which has a picture on it from a vintage Japanese advert. It shows women in kimonos, perhaps Geishas, holding bottled beer with some Japanese writing at the bottom. It has a bright and vibrant colour so will really stand out. It is made from high-quality fabric which is 6mm thick and has a non-slip rubber back. It measures 25 x 19cm and can be washed if necessary.

This is a pair of fun Japanese manga and anime slippers which depicts Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul. The slippers have non slip soles for safety and come in sizes 4.5–6, 6-7.5 and 7.5-9. They are plush and warm with a soft lining inside. They have a backless style so are really easy to slip on and off. The printing is high definition so it is really clear and bright.

This is a fun and practical travel mug. It is made of metal with a plastic cap and handle which has low thermal conductivity to keep drinks warm or cold. It is white with a fun sushi cartoon picture on it. The plastic lid can be opened safely to reveal a drinking hole without the need to remove it. Can fit in most vehicle cup holders. It is dishwasher safe.

This is a fun sushi style phone case. It is a hard phone case that will protect a phone and the cute sushi design will please any Japan fan. The case is suitable for many different phones (you need to select which one) and is durable and scratch-proof with a high quality finished. It is patterned over the back and around the corners as well. There is a choice of sushi style patterns so you can pick the one you like the best. It even comes with free delivery.

This is a fun kids travel guide to Tokyo. It has all sorts of information relevant for family travel such as places to eat, where to stay, what to do, how to get around and facts about the city. It is a great way for children to learn more about a city before a trip and to get them involved in planning what sort of things you do while you are there.

This is a pretty Japanese style jewellery box. It has a grass and butterfly design which are printed in white on the black and red background. It is 6.5cm high and 8.5cm wide and deep. It has a hinged lid which has a mirror on the inside. The base has a red felt lining which is soft and will protect the contents and there is plenty of room to put in smaller pieces of jewellery.

This is an interesting book of Japanese Etiquette: The essential guide to Japanese traditions, customs and etiquette by Vincent Miller. It would be a useful book to read before visiting the country but could just be an interesting book for anyone that wants to learn more about Japanese culture. It has information about traditional etiquette but also what still remains today so you have a better understanding and know-how to behave before you visit.

This is a very pretty guitar pick with a Japanese style design on it. It comes in a pack of 12 and the print has sakura flowers in a green colour. You can choose between different thicknesses of picks: 0.46m, 0.71mm and 0.96mm. They are suitable for electric, acoustic and bass guitars as well as ukuleles. It has a wide body with a dense round tip which provides a classic tone.

This is a beautifully wrapped bottle of Kishibori Shoyu which is premium Artisanal Japanese soy sauce. It has been barrel aged for a year and has no preservatives. The bottle contains 24 fl oz of sauce. It just contains soybeans (not genetically modified), wheat and salt and is made in Japan. It is wrapped in white paper with a Japanese design with writing and picture of the sauce being made all in black.

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