Monday, February 01, 2016

3 Tatami On Sale

We have three tatami mats with a polystyrene & compressed fiber board base (3cm) on sale at 50 USD each reduced from 270.99 USD. 4.5 tatami mats make up a traditional Japanese tea room.

The border color is brown #20.

3 Tatami On Sale.

3 Tatami On Sale.

3 Tatami On Sale.

If you are interested in purchasing these tatami boards please contact us

Saturday, January 30, 2016

New 2016 Designs For Arimatsu Shibori Ladies Bags

We have some new designs for 2016 in our Arimatsu Shibori (tie-dye) selection.

New 2016 Designs For Arimatsu Shibori Ladies Bags.

New 2016 Designs For Arimatsu Shibori Ladies Bags.

New 2016 Designs For Arimatsu Shibori Ladies Bags.

New 2016 Designs For Arimatsu Shibori Ladies Bags.

Obi Fabric Tablet & PC Cases

Choose from a selection of different designs of tablet and iPad cases made from kimono obi (belt) fabrics.

Obi Fabric Tablet & PC Cases.

Obi Fabric Tablet & PC Cases.

Obi Fabric Tablet & PC Cases.

Obi Fabric Tablet & PC Cases.

Obi Fabric Tablet & PC Cases.

Obi Fabric Tablet & PC Cases.

Obi Fabric Tablet & PC Cases.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Noren For Shops Made To Order

If you need a traditional Japanese shop or restaurant noren curtain made to order please contact us with some idea of the design you would like: size, colors, lettering and we can design a suitable number of choices to select from.

Noren For Shops Made To Order.

All our noren are made in 100% cotton and hand dyed in a traditional process.

We can also make vertical flags and banners in vinyl for outside use.

Give your shop or business a Japanese flavor!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Buying Second Hand and Vintage Books from Japan


Japan is a land of enthusiasts, and has more than its fair share of bookworms. Japan therefore has a wealth of second-hand book shops stocking usually very well preserved books in fair to excellent condition and covering as many topics as you can think of.

Most second hand book stores in Japan are very small, individually owned businesses catering exclusively to the busy domestic market. Therefore, vintage book stores in Japan are not motivated to offer their services to the overseas buyer, and usually shy away from foreign transactions because of the language barrier, the perceived risks involved in terms of payment security, and potential problems with delivery.

GoodsFromJapan regularly comes to the rescue of buyers in overseas countries who wish to purchase second-hand vintage books from Japan.

GoodsFromJapan's reliable proxy service charges a base fee of 1,200 yen (about nine dollars eighty cents, or nine euros, at today's exchange rate) plus 10% of the cost of [book + domestic freight].

Therefore, a 7,500 yen book would cost the overseas buyer as follows. (Please note that the book price, domestic freight price and international postage prices shown here are estimates, for illustrative purposes only):
7,500 yen for the book (estimate)
  600 yen sales tax levied by the Japanese government (8% at present)
  500 yen for domestic freight (estimate)
2,060 yen for the GoodsFromJapan commission (1,200 yen + 860 yen, i.e., 10% of the cost of [book + domestic freight])
2,400 yen for EMS postage (estimate based on 1kg to the USA)
  548 yen international surcharge (4.2% of the 13,060 yen subtotal)
13,608 yen TOTAL (illustrative estimate)

Books are sent using Japan Post's EMS service. Books usually arrive within 3 days, 5 days at maximum. EMS goods are fully insured and traceable online using a unique number.
EMS international postage rate schedule

GoodsFromJapan packs your valuable books very securely, but as lightly as possible to keep the postage down. We have never had a single incident of books being lost or damaged in transit, so your book purchase is safe with us.

GoodsFromJapan uses PayPal for payment.

Did you see a book on a Japanese website that you need? Please contact GoodsFromJapan. Our personalized, secure and efficient English-language service is guaranteed to satisfy.

Read more about the GoodsFromJapan Proxy Shipping & Forwarding from Japan

Monday, April 20, 2015

Happi Coats For Schools

GoodsFromJapan has delivered many orders of happi coats and hachimaki headbands for Japanese Days in schools all over the world, though primarily to the USA.

Happi Coats For Schools.

We offer a substantial academic reduction for bulk orders.

It is always nice to have positive feedback and hear back from the schools. Here the kids at The Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) look to be having fun at their original Okinawa Eisa Dance.

Please contact us to purchase original Japanese happi coats with an academic discount.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Maneki Neko Left & Right Hand Meaning

Maneki neko beckoning cats can be found with either left or right paw raised and sometimes with both hands raised in a "banzai" pose.

Maneki Neko Left & Right Hand Meaning.

What is the difference in significance between a maneki neko cat with its left hand raised as opposed to the right hand?

Originally maneki neko had their left hands raised as Japanese traditionally drank from sake cups with their left hands and poured it with their right hands. To be called a left-hander or "lefty" was to be acknowledged as a drinker and socialite.

Maneki Neko Left & Right Hand Meaning.

Thus left hand raised has the meaning of beckoning friends and welcoming good fortune, happiness and harmony.

Maneki neko with their right hands raised came later and signifies a wish for good luck financially as money was handled with the right hand.

GoodsFromJapan has a large selection of both ceramic and solar maneki neko beckoning cats.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Migusa Floor Mats Sucree Collection 6 Colors

The Sucree collection of Migusa floor mats are available in a range of bright and breezy pop-inspired designs.

Create your own interior design from multiple colors: Orange, Peach, Grape, Melon, Soda, Mix.

Migusa Floor Mats Sucree Orange.

Sucree Orange

Sucree Peach.

Sucree Peach

Sucree Grape.

Sucree Grape

Sucree Melon.

Sucree Melon

Sucree Soda.

Sucree Soda

Sucree Mix.

Sucree Mix