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Samurai sword umbrella sheaths will help you fight off the rainy day blues 【Photos】

Chic canvas carriers let you cut a playfully stylish figure.

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This beautiful, traditional Japanese building is actually a fully modern convenience store

Convenience stores in Japan are often like mini supermarkets, but this one near one of Shinto’s holiest shrines also feels like a time machine.

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Hungry for art? Japanese cookie artist uses icing to make unbelievable edible masterpieces【Pics】

You mean we’re supposed to eat these?!

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Godzilla vs. Evangelion towels need all of Japan as stage big enough to contain their awesomeness

Culturally cool tenugui let you show your love of Eva Units, kaiji, and your favorite Japanese prefecture all at once.

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This Lego samurai castle would be amazing even if it wasn’t also an awesome pop-up book 【Video】

Extremely talented builder needs neither stone, lumber, nor paper for this mind-blowing project.

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What would Pokémon look like as Gundam mecha? Awesome fan-made models show us 【Photos】

A fresh take on old-school Pocket Monsters and mobile suits.

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Studio Ghibli sound effects master recreates canned coffee commercial with just his voice 【Video】

We bet you’ve never heard anything quite so “delicious for your ears” as this unique commercial and its accompanying second !

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Kyoto Starbucks’s elegant over-river seating might make it the country’s coolest coffeehouse

Seattle-based chain adapts to Kyoto style with summertime seats that offer a taste of traditional culture as you sip your coffee.

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High school student demonstrates some cool moves on a bike, right out of Yowamushi Pedal 【Video】

This recent video of some skillful biking based on an anime character’s special cycling technique has already been retweeted over 61,000 times.

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New Edo Goldfish Wonderland to open at Tokyo Skytree this summer for a limited time

With lanterns, cocktails and one thousand unusual goldfish, this is the coolest place to hang out in your yukata this summer.

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We try Japan’s amazing-looking salad “cakes,” now on sale in Tokyo! 【Pictures】

Looks can be both beautiful and deceiving.

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Kitty Yum Cha: New cat dumplings from Felissimo come complete with steam-at-home instructions

Could you eat a pointy-eared steamed cat

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Cute cat jeans designed by Japanese manga artist will have kittens jumping all over you

The cleverly designed garment will make you more popular with cats than you’ve ever been!

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Color blending “Chameleon Pens” are the hottest new art items trending in Japan

These pens will change the way you shade.

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“Picocassette” smartphone game cartridges are here, now available to buy

For those who want that authentic “inserting a cartridge” feeling.

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Awesome Captain America and Iron Man Ramen now being served at Tokyo restaurant 【Photos】

We could eat this all day.

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Kendo mask chopstick rests bring samurai spirit to any meal

Now you can practice your master swordsmanship skills with chopsticks and a miniature ceramic opponent.

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Frozen fruit used as ice cubes: Colorful, fun, and deliciously refreshing! 【Taste test】

Using frozen fruit as ice cubes in your drink sounded like an awesome idea, so we tried it with seven different fruits, and here’s how they turned out! 

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New gachapon vending machine capsule toy range features miniature sweaters for water bottles

Move over water bottle panties, it’s time to dress up your drinks with a fashionable over-the-shoulder sweater that takes its styling cues from Beat Takeshi.

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Japanese stockings now come with ready-made nail polish

Now you can change your nail polish as often as you change your stockings

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