Oct 31, 2012


Have you ever heard "Kinchaku"?
It is a Japanese traditional fabric bag, which has strings on the top.

Kinchaku Bag

Only pull these strings to close the bag. Really easy to open or close, although the contents are difficult to come out by themselves.

Kinchaku is basically a bag when you wear Kimono or Yukata (maybe you have seen in Japanese Manga or Anime), but now it is also used for everything- for Bento Box, cosmetics, or valuables like passport and wallet.

If you thought Furoshiki is too difficult for you, you can get Kinchaku instead - even children can use by theirselves!

You can get Kinchaku everywhere, not only Omiyage shops or Kimono shops.
There are tons of colors, patterns, sizes and shapes!
About the material, "Chirimen"is most traditional, but there are more types also.
Find your favorite!
Chirimen Material

For kids when wear Kimono

Creative design!

Totoro Kinchaku! so Cute!!

It is also easy to make by yourself. If you like sewing, make it for your kids, then they might be able to be stars in the class!!

Oct 22, 2012


Do you know Furoshiki?
Furoshiki is a Japanese Traditional cloths for wrapping.

For example -

Think normal cloths? No, Furoshiki is really easy to fold, comfortable to wrapping.

You should try touching Furoshiki once! It's very silky :)

And Furoshiki has alot of variety to wrapping :

Most Common Way for Bento Box

Wrapping Box - For Gift? 

Wrapping Bottles - useful to bring and cute! 

Case for Tissue Box

Even Bags! of course used only 1 furoshiki each 

Get Furoshiki and try a lot of patterns! After folding, you can present for your friends as Omiyage, they will have fun!

Oct 16, 2012

●Tokyo Banana

Tokyo has more yummy Omiyage!
Today's Omiyage is very familiar Omiyage from Tokyo:

Tokyo Banana

Tokyo Banana is very soft plain sponge, filled with banana custard cream!
Filled with Banana Custard

My husband and mother in low really like this, so whenever go to Japan, I buy some Tokyo Bananas for Omiyage.

There is more flavors:
Tokyo Banana Tree (Choco Banana)
(For celebration of opening Tokyo Sky Tree)

Tokyo Banana Pudding

Tokyo Banana Growl! (Caramel Cream)

The sponge is very very soft, so maybe its also good to present your gramma or grampa!
Can buy also at convenience stores at main stations.

Tokyo Banana has more versions, like pies or baumkuchens, I will introduce them next chance!

Details of Tokyo Banana Here (click to visit Website-Japanese Only) 

Attention: This product's "best before" date is for 7 days only. You should buy at the last day of trip and give it to your family/ friends shortly after you come back your country!

Oct 12, 2012

●ROYCE' Chocolate in Hokkaido

I love chocolates!
If you too, you should try this chocolate brand;


Royce' is a chocolate company in Hokkaido, and the quality is quite high.
I like this chocolate covered potato chips!

They have 3 flavors - Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate and Caramel Chocolate! I love all!
But this is not for omiyage I think, it’s for snack time for myself :p
if you get omiyage for friends,,,
these are better

Royce' Nama Chocolate (High Cream Chocolate) - Champagne flavor
Nuts Bars / pure chocolate

Fruits Chocolate bar

At Chitose Airport (main airport in Sapporo,Hokkaido), there is “Royce Chocolate World”.

Im planning to visit Hokkaido at the end of this year, so I must visit there!
There are alot of Royce' products for Omiyage, also selling limited versions!