You don’t need a special occasion to treat your friends or loved ones to a thoughtful gift. For this week’s Shop Japan roundup we introduce 10 products that would make splendid gifts on any occasion, from fine jewelry and luxurious linens to sleek electronics and sake.
1. KIRIE BIJOU by Atelier TanTan
Providing a feeling of airiness, this jewelry made from paper and gold foil is so light, you’ll never want to wear another kind of accessory.
¥8,580-¥19,800. Buy here.
2. wazarashi gauze pajamas panema by KADONO SARASHISOME CO., LTD.
Boasting a smooth and soft texture, these ultra-comfortable pajamas use a double gauze fabric that becomes softer and fluffier with every wash.
¥16,500–¥19,800. Buy here.
3. Premium Cotton by TANGO Inc.
Wrap yourself in a fluffy towel with a blissful texture. Ultra-low-twist yarns and rare cotton from Uganda combine to create this world-class product.
¥1,100–¥7,700. Buy here.
4. Rice Bran Pad by KOBARISEIMAITEN Co., Ltd.
Made from rice bran, this practical pad will help keep you warm in the winter and cool you down in the summer.
¥2,600. Buy here.
5. Room fragrance HANA-kanzashi by ART LAB. CO., LTD.
This scent takes inspiration from the old capital by using delicate flowers and a bamboo folding fan design to represent the city’s geisha.
¥16,500. Buy here.
6. Metal Butterfly by Nissei Inc.
This show-stopping bow tie takes the shape of a vivid three-dimensional butterfly. Reversible and easily detachable so you can mix and match.
¥27,500. Buy here.
7. earsopen PEACE TW-1 by BoCo Inc.
These groundbreaking earphones leave the ear canal free while offering an excellent fit. Comfortably listen to music without the risk of hearing loss.
¥21,780. Buy here.
8. CRAZY STRAP by MARUSHIN Co., LTD.
Spice up your camera or bag with these amazing straps in various types of fabrics and colors from fake fur to lace.
¥4,620–¥5,280. Buy here.
9. ICHID° Premium Sparkling Sake by SAKE Generation, Inc.
Developed with international connoisseurs in mind, this series of sake includes an elegant Junmai Daiginjo and two types of sparkling sake produced with the “Champagne method.”
¥1,760–¥2,640. Buy here.
10. JUNMAI DAIGINJO GENSHU AKASHI-TAI by AKASHI SAKE BREWERY Co. Ltd
Committed to using the finest ingredients, this unprocessed luxurious sake has an elegant flavor full of mineral, lemon and bitter orange.
¥1,870–¥4,400. Buy here.
All featured products are part of Omotenashi Selection, a project that brings together fine handcrafted items from around Japan and shares them with international audiences.