Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Japanese Zabuton Cushions

座布団

Zabuton are Japanese floor cushions. Goods From Japan offers a selection of mini-zabuton at 6 inches by 6 inches, ideal as decorations or for placing vases or art work upon.

Japanese Zabuton Cushions


Zabuton

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Chochin Paper Lanterns

ちょうちん (提灯)

Japanese paper lanterns are displayed as a symbol of good fortune at festivals and also outside restaurants and streetside food stalls to attract customers.

Chochin Paper Lanterns

The manufacture of lanterns is still a process largely carried out by hand. Our paper lanterns are of the highest quality and guaranteed to add a Japanese touch to your home or business.


Japanese Chochin Lanterns

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Japanese Masks

日本のお面

Japanese Masks have centuries of tradition that is still going strong today.

Masks are made for use in Japanese festivals and traditional performances such as Kagura, Noh and Kabuki.

Japanese Mask

View a selection of our contemporary Japanese masks made by craftsmen in Shimane Prefecture, southern Japan.

Japanese masks

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Koinobori

鯉のぼり

Japanese carp streamers make great autumn gifts. Stake out your territory in the garden or at an outdoor picnic. These colorful objet symbolize male strength and vigor.

Koinobori carp streamers

Purchase Japanese Carp Streamers.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Daisuke Matsuzaka Headband

daisuke hachimaki松坂大輔鉢巻

This is the real thing: made in Japan, written in kanji and Roman letters, the perfect present for a Red Sox fan.

100% cotton.

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Five years of online service, thousands of satisfied customers.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Quality Maneki Neko

招き猫

Maneki Neko are typically displayed in shops and restaurants in Japan. The maneki neko's beckoning paw is thought to entice customers into businesses and ensure good luck for both clients and staff.

Maneki Neko at the Black Snout

Here are some photos of a gleaming new maneki neko on display at the Black Snout restaurant in the USA.

There are cheaper maneki neko on the market, mostly made in China, but rest assured that the maneki neko on sale at GoodsFromJapan contain no toxic materials, no lead in the paint and are completely, 100% "lucky".

Black Snout Tavern
882 Whittier Hwy
Moultonborough, NH 03254
Website Coming Soon: Blacksnouttavern.com

Maneki neko and one happy owner

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Taketombo kits

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Taketombo

竹とんぼ

Taketombo -- bamboo dragonflies -- make for great outdoor toys for the beach or garden.

Launching taketombo is all in the wrist action, but you'll soon get the hang of it.




Buy hand-made Taketombo from Japan

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kendama in Action

けん玉

Japanese kendama are coming back in fashion. View an assortment of amazing tricks you can perform with the humble wooden cup and ball.



GoodsFromJapan available kendama are officially sanctioned by the Japanese Kendama Association as the most suitable kendama for use in schools and in your home. Made from completely non-toxic and renewable resources.

Choose from four different ball colors: Blue, Black, Plain Wood, Red

Official Kendama From Japan

Friday, July 06, 2007

Taketombo Kits

竹とんぼ

Taketombo are a great summer, outdoor toy. Organic, bamboo grown in the forests of Shimane Prefecture in southern Japan and hand-made by local craftsmen.

Taketombo kit

This set consists of 3 Do-It-Yourself taketombo complete with cutting board, silver paper, sand paper and instructions in English.

100% Japanese bamboo grown in Shimane prefecture.

Great fun for all the family, whether at the beach or in the garden.

Taketombo kits

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Daisuke Matsuzaka Hachimaki Headband

daisuke hachimakiThis is the real thing: made in Japan, written in kanji and Roman letters, the perfect present for an Red Sox fan.

100% cotton.

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Five years of online service, thousands of satisfied customers

Order your Daisuke headband from GoodsFromJapan

Monday, June 04, 2007

Boyfriend Arm Pillow

Sleeping alone? In need of comfort at night?

Boyfriend Arm pillow

These new Japanese "Boyfriend Arm" pillows as reported on by the BBC are the answer.

See the full story on the BBC here.

Order your Boyfriend Arm pillows from GoodsFromJapan

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Shibori Tie-Dye

絞り
Shibori (shaped-resist dyeing) is an historic Japanese craft which involves elaborate stitching before the fabric is dyed, often with natural plant-based dyes such as indigo.

Classic Shibori Design Tablecloth The numerous different techniques of shibori sees the artisan draw up portions of cloth and tie each shape with cotton thread, sometimes a metal hook, wooden pole or shorter dowel is used to tie and bind the cloth.

Each technique produces a different shape and motif; arashi shibori, miura shibori, boshi shibori and kumo shibori are some of the most well-known methods.

GoodsFromJapan's shibori products come from Arimatsu in Aichi Prefecture, which is Japan's leading production center of shibori tie-dye and has been since the 17th century, since Takeda Shokuro, a native of Kyushu, moved to the Arimatsu area in south-east Nagoya as a worker employed building nearby Nagoya Castle.

Choose from our shibori handkerchiefs, shibori noren and shibori tablecloths.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Buddhist Statuary

buddhist-statuaryHandmade Buddhist statuary carved in Japan by artisans.

Buddhist Statuary.

Just the thing for your home or as a gift. Made from white fir and other native species.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Bonsai Clippers

mini-clippers Japan’s artistic miniature plants—that are so tiny yet so grand. Tools and plants.

Bonsai plants and tools.

Perfect for inside or outside work.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Ichiro Happi Coat

ichiro Happi CoatThe best lead-off hitter in baseball. The magician of swat: Ichiro Suzuki. The pint-sized slugger from Nagoya. A great coat.

For more baseball happi coats.

Comfortable and stylish.

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Japanese Origami

15 origamiMemories of fifth grade art class or a gift from grandmother back from a group tour to Kyoto. And simple and beautiful.

For origami kits.

Origami kits for the whole family. Easy and fun to do with English instructions.

For wholesale orders, other kits, or other quality goods from Japan click here: GoodsFromJapan.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Japanese Electronic Dictionaries

XD-LP7100電子辞書

Simply stated, Japanese makers Canon, Casio, and Seiko make the best electronic dictionaries. From the number and type of dictionaries that are loaded into any model to key reaction—the speed and ease with any key on the keyboard reacts when touched—are world class.

All come with coating for protection against falls and spills. In addition, most models now come with backlights for use on airplanes or at night.

The Casio models in particular have amazing speed and reaction upon touch. Canon are perhaps the most stylish and, in terms of price, the best value.

For a beginner to the specialist, these models are a joy to use.

Buy Electronic Dictionaries online

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Kendama

けん玉

Kendama, in Japanese literally "spike ball" is a game of French origin called bilboquet and known in English as "cup and ball".

The wooden hammer-shaped toy has a ball with a hole in it (tama) attached to the hammer with string, this rests on a spike (ken) at the top of the hammer.

Official Kendama


The object of this Japanese game of skill is to try to catch the ball in the cup, while performing a variety of tricks and wrist flicks. The game has recently seen a surge of popularity and is a fun skill to master and a hit at parties. The different tricks require a sustained degree of concentration and perseverance.

Our kendama are officially sanctioned by the Japanese Kendama Association.

Choose from four different ball colors: Blue, Black, Plain Wood, Red

For more information on kendama moves, please visit the Association's web site:

www.kendamakyokai.com

For wholesale orders or models not listed on GoodsFromJapan, please contact our Sales staff.

Buy Official Kendama From Japan in 4 Colors

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Daruma Dolls

達磨人形

Daruma dolls are symbols of good fortune, determination and optimism for the future.


Daruma doll

The figure portrayed in the dolls is Bodhidharma. Legend has it that Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk from south India, traveled to China where he became the founder of Chan (later Zen Buddhism). While meditating, the monk's limbs atrophied and he lost the use of his arms and legs, hence the Daruma dolls are made without both arms and legs.

Due to their low center of gravity these roly-poly dolls are difficult to push over and just bounce back to their original position. This symbolizes Bodhidharma's perseverance and strong will-power and inspires the possessor of a daruma doll to keep on trying.

Normally red and white hand-painted papier-mache with a whispy black beard and moustache, bushy eyebrows and no pupils, Daruma dolls are often purchased at temples when someone is hoping for a successful outcome in life - be it finding a partner, giving birth, passing an exam or achieving success in business.

The hopeful aspirant paints in one of the blank eyes and when the wish comes true paints in the other one.
Daruma dolls are great fun for kids and also make for authentic ethnic ornaments - and make your dreams come true!

Buy top quality daruma dolls from Japan

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Festival Happi Coats

法被

red-happiA happi is a baggy-sleeved short cotton jacket, tied with a sash around the waist, it is now worn mainly on festive occasions in Japan. It is usually a plain color, typically blue, with a symbol printed on the lapels and on the back. The happi coat is the traditional costume normally worn by Japanese today ­at least as much as, if not more than, the kimono.

The obi belt is brown with a pattern of white diamonds.

SIZES 1 inch is approximately 2.54 centimeters.

Children’s S size (CS). Length 45 cm; width 33 cm; Age: 2-3 (height: 110 cm)

Children’s M size (CM). Length 50 cm; width 34 cm; Age: 4-6 (height: 120 cm)

Children’s L size (CL). Length 60 cm; width 40 cm; Age: 7-10 (height: 130 cm)

Children’s XL size (CXL). Length 65 cm; width 50 cm; Age: 11-13 (height: 140 cm)

Junior size (J). Length 73 cm; width 55 cm; Age: 14-16 (height: 150 cm)

Adult's M size (AM). Length 80 cm; width 59 cm (height: 160 cm)

Adult's L size (AL). Length 85 cm; width 64 cm (height: 170 cm)

Adult's XL size (AXL). Length 95 cm; Width: 70 cm (height: 180 cm)

Buy blue, black, and red happi coats.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Seiko Sportura SNA453P1

Seiko Sportura SNA453P1

This is one of Seiko's most popular models. A sporty and fashionable watch, tough and cool.

This is product is shipped directly from Japan. Manuals, etc., are in Japanese.

Seiko Sportura SNA453P1

* Quartz Mood Light
* Stop Watch
* Water Proof to 10 ATM
* Sapphire Glass
* Stainless Steel Case
* Leather Band
* Accurate to 15 Seconds a month
Size : 42 x 10 : 1.65 inches wide 1.39 inches wide x 0.4 inches wide.

Buy a range of Japanese watches

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Japanese Electronic Dictionaries

The lowest prices, the best models, the most reliable delivery.

For Canon, Casio, Sharp, and Seiko Japanese-English, Japanese-Chinese, Japanese-Korean, Japanese-French and many more types of electronic dictionary.

GoodsFromJapan has made a name for itself already as the site for these dictionaries. Order yours now and it's on the way.

For wholesale orders or models not listed on GoodsFromJapan, please contact our Sales staff.