What is Fukubukuro? 7 Appeal Points You Should Know!

What is Fukubukuro? 7 Appeal Points You Should Know!

Fukubukuro is one of Japan`s joyful event during the New Year season. Fukubukuro is a paper bag which contains multiple products which can not be seen by the buyer. Most of the products are clothes, accessories, a variety of products such as miscellaneous goods and electric home products sorted in over-the-counter as lucky bags. There are also fukubukuros for families with little children. Most of the fukubukuros come out from the 2nd or 3rd of January. There are shops that accept reservations from the previous year. So here are 7 appeal points the fukubukuros have that you should know.



 

What is Fukubukuro? 7 Appeal Points You Should Know!

 

1. You can try your luck in choosing because you don`t know what`s inside.

Most of the Japanese have fun buying these fukubukuros. It is like a gamble where you could get what you really wanted from that shop all depending on your luck. Since it is packed in a gift-wrapper like bag, opening it is like opening a Christmas or birthday present. Most of the fukubukuros contents can not be seen but there are also those which wrappers are transparent and can be seen so you can choose what you want.

 

2. Pretty Good Deals

Most of the fukubukuros are usually 1,000~50,000 Yen, there are also those from 5,000 to 20,000 Yen but contains products which costs 20,000 Yen and so you could really get a good deal because the value of the content is in fact more expensive that its price. For those with less budget, there is a better chance to get more than what you paid for when buying these fukubukuros.

 

3. Get the Lined up Limited Fukubukuro

The number of bags depend on each stores but each have a limited number. People lining up early in the morning just to get the fukubukuro from popular shops are not a strange sight anymore. Fans of some store usually gets earlier than those lining up early in the morning by lining up the day before the fukubukuros first come out. In popular stores, fukubukuros get all sold up in the afternoon of the day it starts selling. Because of this, many people line up in department stores every year.

 

4. You`ll Surely Like the Paper bag of the Fukubukuro

The paper bags that come with the Fukubukuro are popular among its buyers. Leading shops which offers fukubukuros put much effort in the production of these paper bags. Most of those who look forward to these paper bags are ladies and they use it as an eco-bags for grocery and sub-bags. Even if the contents matter the most but the paper bags that come with are durable and dependable making it more appealing to more consumers.

 

5. You can Take the Challenge of Trying New Things

We usually buy what we need when we go shopping. Because of this, we already have an expection of what we are going to get. In the case of the fukubukuro, we do not know what we are getting. Although there is a possibility of getting disappointed, there is also a higher possibility of getting surprised to get more than what you paid for. Sometimes, it is also possible to get new products which are not yet familiar to you and so this is a good chance to discover new things and get things which you have`nt gotten before.

 

6. Chance to Exchange Goods You Don`t Need with your Friends

The fact that you don`t know what`s inside the fukubukuro is one of its appeal points. However, getting something which you don`t need is possible too. Because of this, exchanging stuff with friends could be something to look forward too. The fukubukuro is a seasonal event and so most of the people you live in the same area possibly might have bought a fukubukuro too. Because of this, exchanging products with those who also got something which they do not need may be considered. Something you don`t need may be the product another person has been looking for. By doing this, you might find really what you have been looking for.

 

7. Recommended Fukubukuro

Almost all shops offer a fukubukuro during this time of the season but here are some recommendations from us depending on each category. For ladies fashion, the Azul by moussy which price costs from 10,800 Yen onwards are fukubukuros that contain fashionable clothes for ladies. The 6% Dokidoki`s fukubukuros amount from 3,000 Yen onwards and contain Harajuku Styled fashion goods. Some of the sports brand which usually offers fukubukuros are Adidas which amounts around 5,000 Yen. For children`s clothes, Miki House`s fukubukuros are very popular and their prace ranges from 10,800 Yen onwards. For character products, the Diseny store offers fukubukuros which prices ranges from 3, 00 Yen onwards. For lifestyle goods, the fukubukuro of the Mujirushi Ryohin shop offers fukubukuros from 1,000 Yen onwards. Bikku Camera shop offers fukubukuros containing electrical products from around 4, 980 Yen.

 

Conclusion

So there you go. Even if the product is made by a foreign maker, the fukubukuro is a Japanese traditional culture. This lately has been one of the things foreign toursists look forward to when coming to Japan. Not knowing what is inside makes it more interesting and exciting. Hoping for something good inside the fukubukuro is one of its concept. It promotes hope to each consumer. Because of this, the consumer learns how to hope and pray for a better luck when buying these lucky bags, making them more lucky. Those who got what they expected would get a sense of well-being. If there is something good in the beginning of the yeat, it often helps one become happy the whole year round. Be sure to try one of these fukubukuros when you visit Japan.

 

What is Fukubukuro? 7 Appeal Points You Should Know!

1. You can try your luck in choosing because you don`t know what`s inside.
2. Pretty Good Deals
3. Get the Lined up Limited Fukubukuro
4. You`ll Surely Like the Paper bag of the Fukubukuro
5. You can Take the Challenge of Trying New Things
6. Chance to Exchange Goods You Don`t Need with your Friends
7. Recommended Fukubukuro