Monday, December 07, 2009

Customer Feedback Maneki Neko

We love to hear back from our customers if they like our products.

This maneki neko went to Switzerland. Merci beaucoup, J!

Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko

Monday, November 30, 2009

Japanese Lanterns & Stand

Create a romantic atmosphere with these traditional washi Japanese chochin lanterns. Now available with a wire stand.

Japanese LED Lanterns

Friday, November 27, 2009

Oozora Kendama Tricks


See the Oozora Kendama put through its paces in the hands of a master.

Oozora Kendama are officially recognised by the Japan Kendama Association. See the official seal at the base of the handle.

Oozora kendama come in red, blue, green, sky blue, plain wood and pink.

Oozora Kendama Plain

Oozora Kendama

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dog Collars and Leashes

dog collar犬首輪

Fantastic dog collars and leads (leashes) sold online.

Perfect for your pooch.

On sale now until Christmas.

Limited supplies.

Dog Collars & Leashes

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hideki Matsui Pinstripe Happi


The Yankees slugger. The World Series MVP.

Classic pinstripes.

M and L sizes for a perfect fit.

100% cotton.

The perfect gift.

USD $49 + shipping.

Hideki Matsui Pinstripe Happi

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Stag Handled Pocket Knife


An absolutely stunning pocket knife with two blades. All hand made. It has extensive very fine filework along the spines of each blade - right to the tips - and in the thumb slots on each blade. There is also decorative small drill marks on the outer casing.

Made from high polished steel and brass. The handle is in hand selected stag antler with brass pins. It is a precision razor sharp piece that works firmly yet smoothly. The knife is just over 3.25 inches long closed and 5.75 inches fully open.

It is a dazzling Rolls Royce of a pocket knife. It comes in a heavy duty leather hand crafted tooled case/sheath with pine branch motif in relief. It is designed to hold the knife snugly and safely and fit onto up to a 2 inch belt. You will be amazed how perfect and beautiful this. It is almost certainly one of the nicest pocket knives ever from the workshops of James Noble. Six months to perfect. Don't miss out; make sure you buy one. It is a limited edition knife. No more will be made after this batch. A perfect and very special Christmas stocking filler.

Price: $79

Japanese Knife kits

Sunday, November 01, 2009

LED Lanterns

These exquisitely hand made washi lanterns glow in the dark, powered by a small LED candle light.

LED Lanterns

Monday, October 26, 2009

Japanese Food Replicas

Japanese food replicas are real works of art. Are the dishes below real or not?

No, they are plastic replicas. The sample dishes are made by cooking the real food and taking an impression in a silicon mold. Then the food is hand-painted and shaped to make these wonderful copies.

Japanese Food Replicas

Japanese plastic food replicas are popular in Japan, other Asian countries and Asian restaurants in North America. If you wish to have plastic food made for your restaurant, please contact us.

Japanese Food Replicas

Replica Food

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Japanese Wooden Toys


See a selection of new Japanese wooden toys from GoodsFromJapan.

Hand made toys suitable for young children.

Japanese wooden toys

Friday, October 23, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Japanese English Electronic Dictionaries

XD-GF10000電子辞書Casio XD-GF10000

Low prices, great models, reliable delivery. For Canon and Casio Japanese-English, Japanese-Chinese, Japanese-Korean, Japanese-French and many more types of electronic dictionaries:

The Casio XD-GF10000 is an excellent model and great value. has years of online service, thousands of satisfied customers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween Jack o' lantern


Halloween means Jack o' lanterns and these light and easily carried Japanese paper Jack o' lanterns come with a battery powered light.

Halloween Jack o' lantern

The battery arm is 12 inches long (30cm).

Halloween Jack o' lantern

Japanese Paper Lanterns

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Japanese Halloween Masks


Japanese masks make great Halloween gifts and with Halloween at the end of this month choose from a selection of fierce, quaint and truly grotesque Japanese paper masks.

Japanese Halloween Masks

Beautifully crafted and painted these Japanese traditional masks can be worn or used as wall decorations.

Japanese Halloween Masks

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oozora Kendama Plain


Plain Oozora Kendama.

Oozora Kendama are officially recognised by the Japan Kendama Association. See the official seal at the base of the handle.

Oozora Kendama Plain

These plain wood Oozora look so cool with the grain of the wood visible in the ball.

Oozora Kendama Plain

Oozora kendama also come in red, blue, green, sky blue and pink.

Oozora Kendama Plain

Oozora Kendama

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rabbit Wooden Toy


This delightful Japanese toy was a favorite of the imperial Princess Aiko who may one day become the Empress of Japan, if the law is changed and women are allowed to succeed to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Rabbit Wooden Toy

Beautifully painted, the rabbit softens rice to make rice cakes as you pull the string.

Rabbit Wooden Toy

Rabbit Toy

Friday, September 18, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tiger Solar Maneki Neko

We have some new designs in our popular solar maneki neko range.

Tiger Solar Maneki Neko

These sun-powered cats are real tigers. Next year 2010 is of course the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese horoscope.

Tiger Solar Maneki Neko

These tiger motif cats come in gold, white or yellow color.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

New Design Yorozu Frog Bags

We offer some new designs in our popular line of beautifully-made Yorozu "frog" purses.

The new motifs with classical Japanese styling are:

恋(Koi,Love), 雨 (Ame, Rain), 桜 (Sakura, cherry blossom), 月 (tsuki, moon) and 華 (Hana, flower).

Japanese sailcloth bags and aprons

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Airmail & EMS To The USA From Japan

We have calculated that around 3%-5% of all goods sent by normal airmail from Japan to the USA never arrive or arrive very late. They disappear or are delayed in the US Mail.

We strongly recommend that customers choose EMS, which is insured and can be checked online.

EMS is more expensive but gives extra peace of mind and takes 4-5 days for delivery to anywhere in the US. For heavier items EMS becomes cheaper than the normal air mail prices.

Thus for a TK16 Master kendama sent from Japan to the USA here are the postage charges.

Airmail 520 yen
EMS 1200 yen

Airmail & EMS To The USA From Japan

Monday, August 24, 2009

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.

Five years of online service, thousands of satisfied customers.

Daisuke Matsuzaka Headbands

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Clone Kendama


Clone Kendama is the name given to cheaper versions of suchclassic officially-sanctioned kendama as the Oozora or TK Master.

These recession-beating cheaper kendama differ from the more expensive kendama usually in the quality of the paint job on the ball.

Novelty & Cut Price Kendama

Buy any 3 kendama from our store and get a FREE TK16 Master Kendama of your choice.

The budget kendama come with a staple on the shaft to enable the player to adjust the length of the string.

All of our kendama carry the "Made in Japan" mark.

Japanese Kendama

Saturday, August 01, 2009

New Kewpie Dolls

Japanese Kewpie Dolls

New Kewpie

We have some original new Kewpie dolls in stock.

New Kewpie

Our Japanese Kewpie dolls are the cutest of the cute and come in a variety of sizes from large to mini.

New Kewpie

Kewpie Dolls

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hanafuda & Kabufuda Playing Cards

Goods From Japan stocks both Hanafuda & Kabufuda Japanese playing cards.

The colorful decks of cards: 48 for Hanafuda and 40 for Kabufuda are fun to play and handle.

Hanafuda & Kabufuda Playing Cards

Both games became popular in the Tokugawa Period (1603-1867) of Japanese history and are traditionally played at New Year.

Hanafuda Playing Cards

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ainu Bag #2


These beautiful Ainu-style hand bags are all one-off unique pieces.

The bags are made of high quality Japanese cotton and silk.

Each Ainu-styled bag is painstakingly hand-sewn.

The perfect gift.

Ainu Bag

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hyottoko Japanese Mask


Here is a classic version of the famous Hyottoko (Fire Man) mask.

Hyottoko is an abbreviation of "Hi Otoko," or "Fire Man." According to legend, he blows fire from a bamboo tube.

Look at the shape of the mouth, and you can picture it.

A wonderful mask.

Hyottoko Mask

Friday, July 10, 2009

TK 16 Kendama New Packaging

The TK Master 16 kendama now comes in new, sporty packaging.

TK 16 Kendama New Packaging

An easy to use, light and long-lasting competition kendama, the blue version is a popular choice along with the classic red color.

TK 16 Kendama New Packaging

Kendama Video

TK Master 16 Kendama

Thursday, June 25, 2009

South African Beadwork Jewelry

South African beadwork is cheap, colorful and attractive.

South African Beadwork Jewelry

Our hand made bracelets, earrings and key chains are made by the women of the Imizano Yetho township just outside Cape Town.

South African Beadwork Jewelry

African Jewelry

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kyoto Gion Cushion

Kyoto cushionクッション

Handmade cushion.

Made from Kyoto obi (kimono belt) material.

Great as a decoration for any room.

Soft and comfortable.

Kyoto quality.

Size : 30 cm x 30 cm.
Material : 100% Silk

Purchase a cushion here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Scented Silk Bag

Scented Incense BagScented Silk Bag 匂い袋

Made from 100% silk, both the bag and draw string are handmade.

These bags can used in drawers, in a toilet, in your dresser drawer, in the entrance to your home, and as a decoration.

Keeps away bugs as well as smelling great.

Beautiful and wonderfully scented. A blend of many types of incense creates a perfect bouquet.

Incense filled.

Made in Gion, Kyoto, and sold online only at

Purchase scented bags here

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Original Novelty Kendama

We are happy to offer 4 new oiginal novelty Japanese kendama: the Enjoy Kendama, the Smile Kendama, the Cup Ball Kendama and the Tower Ball Kendama.

Original Novelty Kendama

The Enjoy and Smile kendama both have five cups - the Enjoy with an outboard design and the Smile with a slightlier easier inboard design. Both kendama carry a sticker of recommendation from the Japanese Kendama Association (JKA).

Original Novelty Kendama

The Cup Ball Kendama is shaped like a wine glass and has a single cup; the Tower Ball has a single spike.

Add these riginal novelty kendama to your collection.

Novelty Kendama

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Casio Ex Word XD GF9800

The Casio Ex Word XD GF9800 is similar to the Casio Ex Word XD GF10000 though slightly cheaper.

Casio Ex Word XD GF9800

Both machines come with a microSD slot and USB port for new updates and extra volumes downloaded from the internet for an extra charge (Windows only).

Electronic Dictionaries

Monday, June 01, 2009

Casio Ex Word XD GF10000

The Casio Ex Word XD GF10000 contains nine specialty dictionaries as well as the essental "Big 3" - the Kojien and Kenkyusha's Readers and "Green Goddess."

Casio Ex Word XD GF10000
Electronic Dictionaries

There is a touch sensitive screen, a handwriting panel, earphones and writing tool all provided.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Oozora Kendama Blue & Sky Blue


Blue and Sky Blue Oozora Kendama.

Oozora Kendama are officially recognised by the Japan Kendama Association.


Oozora Kendama

Sky Blue

Pink Oozora Kendama Blue Ooozora Kendama

Oozora Kendama

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pink Oozora Kendama Blue Oozora Kendama


We have some new color variations in stock of the popular JKA recognised Oozora kendama.

Pink Oozora Kendama Blue Ooozora Kendama

The new colors are an attractive pink and a stylish, ice-cool sky blue.

Pink Oozora Kendama Blue Ooozora Kendama

The look and feel of these new colors for the Oozora is top quality.

Oozora Kendama

Monday, May 25, 2009

Japanese Product Videos

Browse through our collection of Japanese product videos.

Products listed include electronic dictionaries, toys, kendama, spinning tops and gyroscopes.

Taketombo kits

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tengu Hanafuda Cards


Nintendo, the Kyoto-based toy producer, has been making hanafuda playing cards since 1889.

Tengu Hanafuda Cards

These top quality Japanese playing cards come in two colors: black or red.

Tengu Hanafuda Cards

Ideal as presents, these hanafuda cards can be used in shop window dressing to give an easy and colorful Japanese touch to your design.

Tengu Hanafuda Cards

Tengu Hanafuda Cards

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Taketombo Kit Instructions

Taketombo - Bamboo Dragonflies

Making a Taketombo (bamboo dragonfly)

A copy of these instructions with diagrams is included in any set of Taketombo purchased from GoodsFromJapan

Taketombo Kit Instructions

1. Put the piece of bamboo in the slot in the block of wood, so that the curved line is uppermost. Cut down the straight line, along the middle.

2. Cradle the block of wood in your fingers, leaving your thumb free.

3. Hold the knife just tightly enough so as not to drop it.

4. From the middle of the curve, cut along the curved line with your thumb on the knife, pushing away from yourself.

5. Turn the block around and cut the other side (as in step 4)

6. Cut along the line precisely to ensure a smooth edge.

7. Use sandpaper to smooth the four corners.
Use the knife to smooth the edges of the wing.

8. Balance the wing on the side of a glass to check the weight is same on each side. If one side is heavier, sand down the heavier side.

9. When both sides are even, the wing should balance on the glass as shown in Fig. 9 (in the instructions).

10. Wrap aluminum foil around the center of the wing. Using a lighter, heat the foil then twist each side in opposite directions, about 20 degrees each way.

Taketombo Kit Instructions

11. Make a hole in the center of the wing piece and insert the end of the stick into the hole. Color the edge of the wing with a red pen. Hold the taketombo between your palms and spin it. If you see one straight red line (and not two), that means it is balanced, and you can glue it in place. If two lines are visible, reheat and twist again.

Attaching the wing piece to the stick

Taketombo Kit Instructions

1. Both ends of the wings must be at a 90 degree angle.

2. Correct the angle by heating the wing piece up. Then check the balance of the wings. Make sure that both ends are at a 90 degree angle to the stick. Mark the edges of the wing with a red pen. When spun, the motion of the wings should be such that you see only a single red line.

To fly the Taketombo

Taketombo Kit Instructions

i) The lower end of the stick should be against the center of your right palm.

ii) Hold it lightly against your right palm with the middle joints of the fingers of your left hand.

iii) Rubbing your hands together and keeping your fingers splayed outwards, briskly push your left hand forward while pulling your right hand back. Tilting your hands slightly forward while performing this motion will send the Taketombo in a forward direction. Experiment with different angles of tilt to refine control of flight direction.

Disclaimer - Taketombo are suitable for children of around 8-years-old and over and should be flown away from the body and from other people. It is recommended they be used outdoors. GoodsFromJapan accepts no liability for injury or damage caused by these products.

Taketombo kits