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  • Fuku-Atsume Colorful 3 Lucky Cats Strap
    Maneki Neko (otherwise known as the Beckoning Cat or Lucky Cat) has become quite a symbol across the world for luck and fortune, and here is a special hand-made keychain with triple the maneki neko luck -- three in one! This special keychain / cell phone strap has three different colored cats, each representing a different kind of luck: the white cat is for luck in business, the yellow is luck in money, and he pink for luck in love! Wear these cute kitties and maybe some luck will come your way! Length of the three cats plus ball is 2.5". Incredibly cute!
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    $3.00
  • Lucky Charm for Safety Driving -- "Mikoshi" Car Window Mascot Random color
    Here's a wonderful item from Japan for your vehicle: a lucky charm that says kotsuu anzen or "safe driving" with a mikoshi or portable shrine attached. This cute car accessory sticks onto your window with a suction cup, and has a charm written in kanji hanging from the cup. From the cup the portable shrine hangs-- this is a miniaturization of the large portable shrines that Japanese people are seen carrying on the streets in festivals. Attached to the bottom of this charm are a tassel and two bells. This is a great traditional item that also may prevent accidents! From suction cup to the bottom of the tassel is about 28 cm long (11 inches).
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  • OMAMORI -- SHU
    The Japanese have all sorts of omamori (charm or amulet) that they believe in to protect them from various elements. Some omamori are designed protect them from car accidents, others are to promote good health, finding happiness, and even gambling. Naturally, there would be ones designed for finding love as well. For everyone out there who needs a little good luck now and then, here's a perfect good luck charm for you. This is a beautiful red lucky charm that is decorated with an intricate design print for that authentic feel. Keep this with you in your car or bag to keep the spirit of good luck by your side. You never know what fortunes you'll find with this good luck charm, money, fame, love? If anything, it's a cool item for all fans of Japanese culture.
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    $2.65
  • OMAMORI -- KON
    The Japanese have all sorts of omamori (charm or amulet) that they believe in to protect them from various elements. Some omamori are designed protect them from car accidents, others are to promote good health, finding happiness, and even gambling. Naturally, there would be ones designed for finding love as well. This is a beautiful blue lucky charm that is decorated with intricate design print for that authentic feel. Keep this with you in your car or backpack to keep the spirit of good luck by your side and watch the women come rolling in. If anything, it's a cool item for all fans of Japanese culture.
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    $2.65
  • Feng shui OMAMORI -- Money Luck
    The Japanese have all sorts of omamori (charm or amulet) that they believe in to protect them from various elements. Some omamori are designed protect them from car accidents, others are to promote good health, finding happiness, and even gambling. Naturally, there would be ones designed for finding love as well. For everyone out there who needs a little good luck now and then, here's a perfect good luck charm for you. This is the yellow version especially made for the "money luck", keep this with you in your car, bag, phone to keep the spirit of good luck by your side. It's a cool item for all fans of Japanese culture.
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    $3.00
  • Feng shui OMAMORI -- Victory Luck
    The Japanese have all sorts of omamori (charm or amulet) that they believe in to protect them from various elements. Some omamori are designed protect them from car accidents, others are to promote good health, finding happiness, and even gambling. Naturally, there would be ones designed for finding love as well. For everyone out there who needs a little good luck now and then, here's a perfect good luck charm for you. This is the purple version especially made for the "victory luck," keep this with you in your car, bag, phone to keep the spirit of good luck by your side. It's a cool item for all fans of Japanese culture.
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    Special Price $1.85

  • Feng shui OMAMORI -- Happiness
    The Japanese have all sorts of omamori (charm or amulet) that they believe in to protect them from various elements. Some omamori are designed protect them from car accidents, others are to promote good health, finding happiness, and even gambling. Naturally, there would be ones designed for finding love as well. For everyone out there who needs a little good luck now and then, here's a perfect good luck charm for you. This is the blue version especially made for the "happiness", keep this with you in your car, bag, phone to keep the spirit of good luck by your side. It's a cool item for all fans of Japanese culture.
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    $3.00
  • IROHA KARUTA   Japanese Kotowaza Card Game
    Karuta is a traditional Japanese game in which there is one cart for each of the sounds in hiragana, and players memorize information so they can more easily grab the correct card before their opponent. This great card game that will help you learn kotowaza, that is Japanese proverbs, which are fun for foreigners to learn since Japanese don't expect us know them.
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    $7.25
  • Hariko Daruma (17cm)
    The Daruma is a spherical Japanese doll that represented the Bodhidharma (a Zen monk) who meditated so long that his arms and legs were no longer of any use, leaving only the head. These dolls were often used as a good luck charm to help make your wish come true. Now you can have your own authentic Daruma to bring you good luck. Specifically created right here in Gunma this medium sized Daruma measures in at 6.5 inches in height, and is the painted exactly like the same dolls that you'll see all over Japan. A great item to display your love for Japan!
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    $20.00
  • Super Desktop Hariko Daruma -- Yellow
    Bring some Japanese tradition to your desktop with this fun little mini daruma. The way daruma dolls are traditionally used is to write something you want on the front and color-in one eye. If you get your wish, you're supposed to color-in the other eye. This is the perfect sized daruma for your small display, window knickknacks, and a must-have stocking stuffer, at 2 about inches tall. This purchase is for the yellow version desktop daruma.
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    $2.50
  • White Super Desktop Hariko Daruma
    Bring some Japanese tradition to your desktop with this fun little mini daruma. The way daruma dolls are traditionally used is to write something you want on the front and color-in one eye. If you get your wish, you're supposed to color-in the other eye. This is the perfect sized daruma for your small display, window nick-nacks, and a must-have stocking stuffer, at 2 about inches tall. This purchase is for the white version desktop daruma.
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    $2.50
  • Hariko Daruma -- Small *12cm*   Classic Type
    The daruma doll is a well-known symbol in Japan as the universal bringer of luck and completion. Companies buy huge versions of these colorful wooden dolls (that are really nothing more than a head) costing thousands of US dollars. However, you can now own one of these cool guys (for far, far less) and attach them to your keychain to bring you good luck. Standing 12 cm (4.5 inches) tall, this guy comes without his eyes drawn in, and the word "Fortune" ("fuku") on his tummy. To "use" this guy, color in one of his eyes (right or left is up to you), and either make a wish or commitment. When that wish comes true, or you complete your task, color in the other eye. Traditionally these guys are burnt in a bonfire afterwards, but you can keep your daruma doll to remind you of your accomplishment! Great for passing tests, getting married, starting a company, or meeting any kind of goal you have.
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    $9.85
  • Mama's Assist Leaf Picks
    Pretend that you are eating healthy by making all your food look like a fruit, with these leaf picks for the creative bento chief. Comes with 10 picks, 5 single and 5 double picks. Insert the single pick into a boiled egg to create an "eggplant." Insert the double pick into two chocolates to create a "choco cherry." Let your imagination run wild with this cute cooking accessory. Create a buzz at your next party with these kawaii picks. Brought to you by Torune.
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  • Mama's Assist KIGURUMI Cutter Set
    Decorate your bento lunch with this kawaii Mama's Assist Animal Cutter Set. This set comes complete with everything you need to make cute cutouts out of ham, cheese or vegetables (since veggies like carrots are hard, boil them first before to soften them up before cutting). Animal shapes include a lion head, 2 rabbits (one rabbit head and one full body rabbit), bear head, and full body squirrel. To remove small parts like the eyes and mouth, the set also includes a handy pick and tweezers for easily picking up your delicious animal creations. A great kitchen item by Torune.
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    Regular Price: $3.95

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  • Mama's Assist Bear Stamp Mini Bread Shaper
    Another great bento innovation by Torune, this is the Mama's Assist Bear Stamp which lets you create cute mini sandwiches. This set comes with one bread cutter (bear head) and 4 bread stamps with different designs including a bear face, bear paw, chef bear with the word "cook," and a present with the word "For you." To make these cute sandwich creations, first you need to cut a bread into mini circles using the bread cutter. Then use one of the stamps to imprint a cute design on your cut bread. Set also comes with a pick to push out the bread when you cut or stamp them. Recommended for DecoBen enthusiasts.
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  • NIKUKYU Mug Black Cat
    Take home an adorable and kawaii cat paw mug that you and your family can all enjoy. This ceramic mug is shaped like a cat's paw which looks uber cute, is sure to warm your heart as much as it warms you with a hot drink during cold days. Suitable at home or at the office. Makes great gifts too. This is the black cat version.
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    $11.50
  • Mayo and Ketchup Bottle
    These cute mini bottles are the perfect size for picnics, camping, or even for lunch if you are a lover of sauces. With cute face tops of a smiling tomato and smiling egg, these are the most kawaii containers we've seen in a long time. It is amazing the kind of cuteness designers in Japan come up with! With the included cap, refilling these from larger container will be easy and fun. This is a two bottle set. By Torune.
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    Regular Price: $3.65

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  • Panda Bento Sauce Holders
    A fun and kawaii way to add some additional flavor to your lunch, thanks to these panda sauce holders from Japan. This pair set of deluxe sauce bottles each has a uniquely cute character on top. These mini sauce holders are commonly used with bento boxes to include condiments inside a tiny package. Fill these little pandas with soy sauce, Japanese thick "bull dog" sauce, ketchup or mayonnaise, and put them with your lunch. You get 2 containers plus the handy funnel to easily refill them. Very cool, and reusable too! By Torune.
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  • Laputa Fluffy Lap Blanket "Levitation Stone"
    A deluxe soft blanket featuring the wonderful world of Hayao Miyazaki's Laputa. Measuring 70 x 100 cm (27.5" x 39 inches), it is perfect for decorating your bed, draping over a couch, or using as a lap blanket. This is a very high-quality anime blanket from Studio Ghibli which J-List is very happy to be able to make available to you. An incredibly special item that isn't available outside of Japan -- but don't wait to get yours as our stock is limited to what we've got on hand now! Makes a fantastic gift! Great for the cooler months!
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    $30.00
  • Mama's Assist Rabbit Furikake Case
    Another cute item from the Mama's Assist kitchen line by Torune. The Rabbit Furikake Case is an essential item for your kitchen, and specially for sprinkle some spices on your bento. That's a really lovely item. To reload the Rabbit Furikake Case, use the funny carrot as a spoon furnished in the pack. A funny and very useful item by Torune.
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  • NIKUKYU Mug Calico Cat
    Take home an adorable and kawaii cat paw mug that you and your family can all enjoy. This ceramic mug is shaped like a cat's paw which looks uber cute, is sure to warm your heart as much as it warms you with a hot drink during cold days. Suitable at home or at the office. Makes great gifts too. This is the calico cat version.
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    $11.50
  • Mama's Assist Lun Lun Panda Mayo Cup
    To some people, lunch is just a regular meal that you consume as fast as you can then throw away the bag it came in. To others, the way of the bento lunch is an art form of style, ecology and taste. This pack comes with 2 mayonnaise cups for making for your bento box more delicious. Each cup comes with a mini spoon and shaped like a panda face. Made from high quality silicon, comes in two sizes. From Torune, makers of many handy bento items.
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    Regular Price: $2.85

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  • Good Snow Viewing Hot Springs - Yukimi Nigoriyu no Yado
    How would you like to visit the most famous onsen hot Springs in all Japan, without leaving your house? That's what you get with this wonderful new set of Japanese bath tablets, which re-create the actual mineral content of these wonderful volcanic baths. to use, open one foil packet and insert the bath tablet into your bath, and enjoy heaven as the fizzing bubbles massage your cares away. There are four aromas in the box: Hakone Onsen, Ishiwa, Manza and Ginsan, each from a different part of Japan, some of which feature a history of more than 2000 years. NOTE: do not ever drink or consume water containing Japanese bath tablets.
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    $4.50
  • Rimuru Changing Mug -- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
    This is a cool mug cup for Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken fans. Made from ceramic, the cup is decorated with an image of Rimuru and the image changes depending on the temperature! Pour hot water and the image changes from Slime Rimuru to Human Rimuru. A great collector's item for fans. By arma bianca. This is a preorder scheduled for release in mid April 2019.
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    $30.00
  • Wa! Katanuki Cutter Set
    Add cute bear faces to your bento creations, with this new bento shape cutter. Great for soft foods, like meats, cheeses, breads, boiled vegetables or seaweed. Simply press down and using the supplied tools, you can easily remove your newly make kawaii faces. Four included sizes, measuring between 7cm and 3cm in diameter. A great little addition to have for making cute foods. Also useable as a cookie cutter. By Torune and Mama's Assist.
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    Regular Price: $3.95

    Special Price $2.50

  • Mama's Assist Silicon Vegetable Okazu Cup
    To some people, lunch is just a regular meal that you consume as fast as you can then throw away the bag it came in. To others, the way of the bento lunch is an art form of style, ecology and taste. This pack comes with 3 vegetable & fruit shaped cups for making for your bento box more delicious. The largest is the orange, middle size is the cherry with two cups, and the smallest is pea pod with three cups. Ideally sized to store delicious sauces, deserts or okazu (side dishes). Made from high quality silicon, these cups are also microwave and dishwasher safe. From Torune, makers of many handy bento items.
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  • Mama's Assist Ducky Sauce Bottles
    Amazingly, J-List has another incredibly cute item for bento fans all over the world -- a set of 3 Mama's Assist Ducky sauce bottles that can be used to bring soy sauce, ketchup, Bull-Dog Sauce or any other condiment with your lunch. Comes with three colors -- pink, yellow, and white, plus a convenient suction cup thing called a "spoit" for filling the little bottles. Made by Torune.
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    Regular Price: $2.50

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  • Rushon Petite Water Based Pen Set 12 Colors (Bright Colors)
    Japanese stationary and art supplies have always been top quality and we've found some great water based pens that we think you'll love. Their fine and precise 0.3mm nibs make them great for doodles, detailing, making notes and cross-hatch shading. They also have a slim profile for easy storage. The water based ink is vibrant, and is resistant to bleeding through most paper, so the colors will pop but not show through. This set of 12 includes the "Bright" colors: Crimson Lake, Persimmon, Vermillion, Brilliant Yellow, Olive Green, Emerald, Sapphire, Ultra Marine, Eggplant, Plum, Dark Grey, Dark Brown. Packed in a translucent plastic case so you can take them with you anywhere.
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    Regular Price: $12.95

    Special Price $8.50

  • FUDE Pen For Beginner (2 in 1 Pen)
    From the Zebra company, a great fude pen for writing in the calligraphy style that's great for beginners. This modern version of the traditional pen needs no special ink. It is double ended and has special tips for writing both bold and thin lines. Great for all study lovers and fans of shuuji (classic calligraphy with a writing brush).
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    $2.85
  • Pokemon HIRAGANA Training Book
    Here's a cool and fun way of keeping you motivated to practice writing Japanese. Let Pikachu and other Pokemon help you learn hiragana with this fun workbook. The book shows you the stroke order of the characters and gives you a practice section on the bottom filled with cute illustrations of Pokemon to keep you motivated. A great study guide supplement to all studying the Japanese language.
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    $2.50
  • KURETAKE ZIG Real Brush Art Fude Pen Black J
    Fude (foo-day) pens are pens with kanji writing brushes built into the ends, allowing you to write just as if you were holding a fude writing brush of the type used for 5000 years. But it's much better, too, since it's a fully functional pen. This is a great new fude pen from ZIG that will bring you hours of quality writing. Made in Japan!
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    $2.40
  • Kuretake BIMOJI Real Fude Style Brush Pen
    From the folks at Kuretake comes a great fude pen for writing in the calligraphy style that all Japanese learn to write from elementary school age. This modern version of the traditional pen needs no special ink. Designed with a classic wooden brush appearance, it comes with a cover to keep the tip from being mangled and a small hanging strap for when not in use. Great for all study lovers and fans of shuuji (classic calligraphy with a writing brush).
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    $2.85
  • Campus Wide Japanese Learning Word Book
    This campus notebook is not your average notebook. Designed for studying Japanese, each page is preprinted with a chart that allows you to section off foreign words, pronunciation and Japanese translation. While mainly used by Japanese for English words, it's also good for using for Japanese lessons as well. There is also a page number on the chart where you can write on to reference the word on your text book. Printed on both sides. This is a spiral bound notebook that is a wide version measuring 15 x 10.5 cm (5.9 x 4.1 inches).
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    $1.50
  • FUDEGOKOCHI Beginner's Fude Pen
    This water based ink pen has the looks of a typical pen, but the heart of a brush pen. It is perfect for people who are just starting to learn how to write Japanese, since it writes with a more traditional ink effect yet still has the familiar outside grip of a ballpoint pen. You're sure to find studying Kanji more fun when you do it with this. Comes in black.
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    $2.40
  • Pentel Fude Brush Pen -- Thin Line XSF15-AD
    From the Pentel company, a great fude pen for writing in the calligraphy style that all Japanese learn to write from elementary school age. This modern version of the traditional pen needs no special ink. It has a special tip for writing thin lines. Great for all fans of traditional Japanese or Chinese shuuji calligraphy and especially for artists.
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    $2.50
  • Japonica Kanji Japanese Practice Notebook(100 squares)
    The way to learn to write Japanese is to write -- repeatedly -- until you get it. Here is a wonderful Japanese notebook that offers a great way to practice writing Japanese -- either hiragana, katakana or kanji. Each page features 100 spaces for practicing your Japanese. This is an extremely handy item to have for anyone learning either the two kana syllabaries or kanji, and we're glad to be able to offer it to you. A wonderful Japanese study aid! A wonderful Japanese study aid!
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    $2.00