traditional craft

3 of the Most Famous Traditional Japanese Toys

There several varieties of Japanese traditional toys, folk dolls and games. Like most toys that have been in use for long periods of time, they are simple yet still fun and great for kids to use, or for adults to join in too! I have chosen three of these toys and games to introduce to…

Made in Japan of Cooking tools and funny goods in Kappabashi Dougugai

There are many cooking utensil shops, food sample shops and pottery shops in Kappabashi Dougugai. This street is over 100 years old and it’s 800m long with as many over 150 shops now. If you want to buy a cooking utensil that is made in Japan, you can find a nice one here. Tsubaya For…

The Japanese Umbrella history

Do you know Wa-gasa? Wagasa is Japanese traditional things. When wagasa first emerged? Wagasa dates back in “Heian era”, it was very popular among Hujiwara clan, the most prosperity era for Fujiwara clan. That time Wagasa was used to protect aristocrats from sun and evil spirits. So not used as protection from the rain. The…