Made in Japan: The 10 Unique Items to Take Home

There’s more to these uniquely Japanese products than meets the eye. 

Alexander Spacher
OF 11

For the Japanese, the things they make are so much more than mundane objects: inherent to most are customs, belief sets, and long, long histories, making them inarguably priceless. That includes everything from traditional kimonos to not-so-traditional doggie popcorn (all-natural, of course), exotic-skinned briefcases with a yearlong waitlist to what we believe is the most perfect toothpick. And, they’re made all across the country. From Tokyo to the Uji River, Kyoto and beyond, here’s our roundup of Japan’s best-kept hidden treasures.

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