Tag Archives: Made in Japan

Made in Japan: Denim furoshiki or bag from Fukuyama city by Alpha Planning?

The Japanese company Alpha Planning introduced its fine denim furoshiki (wrapping cloth) models, bags and more in Tokyo city during Ibara Denim Fair 2017 (ended on Monday), organized at the “antenna shop” Tottori Okayama Shimbashi-kan. Chatting about shopping with the CEO, Yes in Japan tour leader Sébastien Duval learnt that new designs are being considered to match diverse international tastes and fashions. On the photo, you may recognize designs by the famous ukiyo-e artist KITAGAWA Utamaro:
Denim furoshiki models

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Fan of Asian fashion? Traveller looking for high-quality blue souvenirs made in Japan? E-mail us to prepare your visit of Japan and to check the availability of a good tour guide for Fukuyama city (Hiroshima prefecture) and the nearby Ibara city (Okayama prefecture)…

Made in Japan: New denim kimono from Ibara city by Aokihifuku

The Japanese company Aokihifuku presented its new denim kimonos (pure blue, white hemp pattern, brown & green camouflage…) for men & women in Tokyo city during Ibara Denim Fair 2017 (finished yesterday), hosted by Tottori Okayama Shimbashi-kan “antenna shop”. Discussing with the staff, our French manager noted 3 big advantages of denim kimono over traditional kimono: (1) cheaper, (2) significantly lower maintenance cost as you can wash a denim kimono in a washing machine, and (3) clothing easy to produce in big sizes. On the right side of the photo, the Japanese salesman wears a denim kimono great for everyday life:
Denim kimonos

Watch Get Japan news report about this event on Friday to see the front & back of a denim Japanese dress, denim materials, denim bags… Subscribe to the YouTube channel now if you don’t want to miss this video!

Interested in Japanese fashion trends and high-quality clothes made in Japan? Ask Yes in Japan travel agents to plan your trip in Japan and organize an exciting private tour of Ibara city (in Okayama prefecture between Osaka city and Hiroshima city), whose garments are known as the “best Japanese denim” :)

23 December 2016: Asakusa Tatsumiya re-open (kimono tumblers in Tokyo)

Temporarily closed, the shop Asakusa Tatsumiya specialized in kimono tumblers is moving closer to Asakusa subway station and will re-open just 10 seconds away from the famous Kaminari-mon red Thunder Gate on 23 December 2016! We will gladly accompany you afterwards during a shopping tour in Tokyo city, to buy a kimono tumbler at the new shop if you love unique, beautiful things useful in everyday life :)

For readers visiting Asia who have not heard about kimono tumblers:

You really want to purchase a kimono tumbler made in Japan from the world leader before 23 December 2016? Order in English on the online store of Asakusa Tatsumiya:
http://tatsumiya-store.com

Enjoy Japanese products!

Shopping in Tokyo: Hand towels at Some-no-anbo

Offer high-grade traditional tenugui hand towels made in Japan! In Tokyo, the family business Some-no-anbo creates since 1907 towels that are unusually big by Japanese standards, feature a rare “red”, have fine original designs, are made of durable fabric, and possess colours that resist to washing!

Towel featuring a Japanese lion at Some-no-anbo (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Towel featuring Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms at Some-no-anbo (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Towel featuring a paper sliding door and a Japanese garden in autumn from Some-no-anbo (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Towel: 864-2.808 yens
  • Towel in an acrylic frame: 12.960 yens

Note: You can shop tax-free by credit card at Some-no-anbo.

Shopping in Tokyo: Cosmetics at Yoroshi Cosmetics

Use Asakusa’s traditional & natural cosmetics! With its headquarters in Tokyo, Yoroshi Cosmetics makes products for specialists in Japan since 1924. Ladies, enjoy Japanese fragrances: yuzu lemon/citron, sakura cherry, matcha green tea…

Hand cream, bath additive... at Yoroshi Cosmetics (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Hand cream (50g): 864 yens
  • Body scrub (30g): 410 yens
  • Bath additive (190g): 864 yens
  • Lip balm (8g): 864 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card at this tax-free shop.

Shopping in Tokyo: Kimonos at Konjaku Kimono Kocho

Wear a kimono, decorate a room in your house, office or restaurant… In Tokyo, Konjaku Kimono Kocho sells fine second-hand Japanese traditional clothes for men and women at great prices! At this shop, you can buy your kimono made in Japan according to your needs and wishes, in cotton, polyester or silk.

Red kimono at Konjaku Kimono Kocho (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Blue kimono at Konjaku Kimono Kocho (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Haori coat/jacket: 1.000 yens
  • Obi long & large belt: 4.000 yens
  • Tabi socks: 1.000 yens
  • Artistic kimono dress: 5.000-50.000 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Konjaku Kimono Kocho.

Shopping in Tokyo: Preserved food at Ebiya Souhonpo

Try Japanese preserved food boiled in soy! In Tokyo, Ebiya Souhonpo makes tsukudani since 1869. Great as snacks, with saké, in rice balls… for 3 months. Samurai warriors often bought some as souvenir of Tokyo!

Preserved food boiled in soy at Ebiya Souhonpo (Sumida ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Price for shrimps, beans, fishes, seaweed, squids…: 324 yens per 100g

Rental in Tokyo: Bicycles at Rin Project Customer Shop

Rent a bicycle and ride it in Tokyo or from Tokyo to Kamakura or Saitama! In Asakusa area, Rin Project Customer Shop is a Japanese designer and maker of cycling accessories/clothes made in Japan since 2003. Reserve early!

Cycling from Rin Project Customer Shop (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Bicycle rental (1 day): 3.240 yens
  • Bicycle rental (2 days): 5.400 yens
  • Rin Project helmet: 12.960 yens
  • Rin Project trousers: 11.880 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card when renting or shopping at Rin Project Customer Shop.

Shopping in Tokyo: Cooking knives at Kamata Hakensha

Select top-grade kitchen knives made in Japan for your home or restaurant! In Tokyo, Kamata Hakensha is a family speciality store open in 1923; it proposes 800 Japanese knives, many hand-made, and you can engrave a name for free!

Cooking knives at Kamata Hakensha (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Engraving a cooking knife at Kamata Hakensha (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • All-purpose cooking knife: 6.000 yens
  • Fish knife: 4.800 yens
  • Sashimi knife: 5.700 yens
  • Home-use set: 17.400 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Kamata Hakensha.

Shopping in Tokyo: Swords, tea sets, artworks… at Asakusa Kobijutsu

Find swords, tea sets, artworks… in Tokyo! Asakusa Kobijutsu is an exciting antique shop selling samurai swords & armours, bowls & utensils for tea ceremonies, iron kettles, kimonos made in Japan, Japanese accessories, gems, traditional dolls, ukiyo-e illustrations… Check cheap replicas or pricey genuine articles!

Swords, armours, artworks, iron kettles... at Asakusa Kobijutsu (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

The products in store change every day…

Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Asakusa Kobijutsu.