6 Quirky Holiday Gifts from Japan

quirky holiday gifts

Grab some fun gifts from Japan this holiday season.

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Gift shopping is always a fun adventure in Tokyo, there is an endless supply of amusing, entertaining and often plain unusual gifts no matter the season. This week we went on the hunt for some quirky bits and pieces to fill your holiday stockings.

1. Choco Bananacho
Ever wondered how they make those chocolate dipped bananas for sale at all Japanese festivals? Now you can make your own with Bananacho. Available at Tokyu Hands for 1,260 yen (± USD 14).

2. Ear Scope
Spend quality family time together this holiday season inspecting each others inner ear. Fun for the whole family with Ear Scope (JPY 10,500 or about USD 117).

3. Bad Fukusuke
Bad Fukusuke
A Fukusuke is a doll believed to bring luck and prosperity. Bad Fukusuke is his naughty twin brother. What happens when you introduce a Bad Fukusuke? Party time! Bad Fukusuke at TokyoMade, our very own shop (USD 42).

4. Girlfriend Knee Pillow (Hiza Makura)
Knee Pillow
Feel the comfort and warm of your partner’s lap even if she is away for the holidays. The Girlfriend Knee Pillow is one of those quirky gifts that only our JAPANESE STREETS loyal sponsor J-List can come up with (USD 98).

5. Kawaii Christmas Hat
Christmas Hats
Celebrate Christmas the Japanese way, with an overdose of cute. Kawaii Christmas hats are all the rage. JPY 924 (± USD 10) and up at Tokyu Hands.

6. Ice Bag Holder
Ice Bag Holder
No need to worry about too much Christmas cheer. This ice bag holder is the ideal gift for that friend or family member who needs some extra TLC the day after. JPY 2,940 (± USD 33) at Tokyu Hands.

Deanne Tonking & Masao Tamaoki About the Author

Deanne Tonking and Masao Tamaoki connect with independent designers all over Japan to find unique art, handmade treasures and innovative design. They share their stylish discoveries on TokyoMade, offering style conscious shoppers rarely attainable creations.

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Comment (日本語もOK)

hahaha amazing! i just love those japanese random items :D
and actually i think the ear scope is quite interesting x;

Dec 10, 2009 (4803 days ago)

I know!! I kibda want the ice bag holder, lol even though I don’t get sick that iften. Anywayz, the kawaii hat is too cute :)

Dec 10, 2009 (4802 days ago)

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