If you have the opportunity to visit Japan, you need to know what 11 cool stuff to buy in Japan are and be sure you don’t come back in your homeland without them.
I was always fascinated by Japan and Japanese culture. Their style and the way of living and colors… oh… so colorful and always tasty. I have always wanted to visit it and get to know in person all the things that I read about it different magazines and heard from people in my surrounding. Unfortunately, I never had a chance but, who knows, I am still young. I might get an opportunity some day.
Wherever we travel, there are souvenirs to be bought, right? Those are most usually magnets for a refrigerator with the picture of some monument, landscape, etc. Personally, I hate magnets. They aren’t personal and they don’t really represent the country that you visited. I mean, everyone can learn the craft of making interesting magnets. I can print a picture of my dog and stick it to the magnet. So now, I have a magnet with the picture of my dog hanging on my refrigerator but no one, besides me, cares. Besides, magnets nowadays are designed to be funny and entertaining, so when you get the magnet with some landscape, it really isn’t that big of a deal.
Besides, as I already said, I prefer the souvenirs with some personal touch. Some small things that represent the place you have visited and can’t be found anywhere else. And when it comes to buying souvenirs in Japan, there is no way you can go wrong with the Japan, in general, is unique.
For example, one of the things that you can find at every corner of Japan and represents the synonymous of the Japanese iconography is Maneki Neko. It is usually a ceramic cat doll that is supposed to be bringing luck to the business. It might not be true, but it is an interesting decoration to have in your office, especially if your company is doing the international deals from time to time.
Or, if you are not into cats, you can buy Kokeshi Dolls. Those are dolls with a bit bigger heads and smaller bodies. Lady dolls usually have the umbrella as well. They are made from wood and, although they are not said to bring any luck, they are the most traditional Japanese item that you can buy.
Not that into dolls? Check out the rest of the list of 11 cool stuff to buy in Japan and find something else that catches your attention.