If you are planning to visit Japan, this is a really-must read article for you about cools things you can only buy in Japan. When it comes to Japan, you will have a lot of choice of souvenirs ranging from “only in Japan products” and cool stuff to buy in Japan to those which can be bought everywhere else but with a different price (for example camera equipment). Japan is famous for products such as origami, sushi and unique Japanese knives and swords, among other things. However, some of these can be found elsewhere and nowadays it’s pretty hard to find cool things to buy in Japan that you can’t buy elsewhere. Consumer society is growing more than ever, and you can find anything your heart desires even outside the country of origin. However, it is very likely that you will have more choice if you are in Japan, in this case.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the cools things you can only buy in Japan from their list.
The first one is Oppai Mousepad. Anime and Manga lovers will immediately know what oppai is, but for those who do not know, it refers to woman’s breasts, especially in those women who have been gifted with a bit larger assets, so to say. The term is not used in any derogatory way. In Japan, you can buy special oppai mousepads with “oppai” designed in such a way to gently support your wrist. It’s a bit strange but maybe you have a friend who will be thrilled to get such an unusual gift. The second item is Chirimen Craftsmanship, which is Japanese craft with a long history dating all the way to Edo period (1603-1867). It includes using crepe fabric or denim cloth to make various items such as bags, purses or beautiful decorative chirimen flowers. At last, not but least cosmetics. Ladies, there is a large variety of cosmetics available only in Japan and your only opportunity to get them is if you or your friends and family travel to Japan. There are a lot of brands which you can buy only in Japan, but you need to make a list of what you need. If you need everything possible, then prepare to spend hours and lots of money because the choice of Japanese cosmetics is pretty large.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 16 cools things you can only buy in Japan.