7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!

Japan has become a favourite tourist destination because of its culture, food, and of course, nice tourist spots! The country`s distinct culture also has given birth to many trends appreciated by people all over the world. In this article. Check out why these souvenirs are recommended and learn a little about the culture through them.



 

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!

 

1. Kit Kat in many flavors

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!Kit Kat in many flavors

Kit Kat is a recommended Japanese souvenir because it is rich with over 200 various flavours which are only available in Japan. The most popular flavour is the “Matcha” flavour which is a favourite Japanese souvenir of every one who visits Japan. Aside from the Matcha flavour, there are also other flavours representing each region of Japan and these flavours represent each of the region’s specialty making it recommended local Japanese souvenir as well.

 

2. Sanrio

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!Sanrio

Sanrio is the official home of Hello Kitty and friends. Hello Kitty, the pink kitten “like” world famous character. She was designed by Yuko Shimizu in 1974. In an interview of the Los Angeles Times in August 2014 with the Hello Kitty trend expert and anthropologist Christine Yano, Yano clarified that Sanrio sternly told her not to confuse Hello Kitty with a cat. Hello Kitty according to Sanrio she said is ”a little girl, a friend but not a cat. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature and even has a pet of her own called Charmmy Kitty.” This Japanese souvenir can be purchased at Sanrio Shops and some stationery stores in all over Japan. Pretty characters assemble in full force!

 

3. Anime Goods

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!pokemon

Japanese Anime is well loved all over the world. It is very popular and influential to the extent that it has created a group of followers called the Otaku. Since the original Anime goods are produced in Japan, it has become one of the most recommended Japanese souvenirs. Some of the popular characters are Doraemon, Pokemon, One Piece and many more. Akihabara is the centre of Japan`s Otaku and many Japanese souvenirs such as anime goods shops are available here.

 

4. Japanese Traditional Omocha

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!kendama

Japan`s traditional toys or “Omocha” as they are called in Japan represent Japan`s culture and history as well. This is because the craftsmanship of the Japanese can be seen from its design and quality.The Kendama 剣玉(a Japanese bilboquet(cup-and-ball game) is a recommended omocha for the boys. The Mangekyou on the otherhand is an omocha recommended for the girls (Kaleidoscope) and the Kamifusen (Paper balloon) are for both genders. Giving these Japanese souvenirs based on gender is also a part of the Japanese tradition and adds a different colour to the souvenir giving tradition.

 

5. Origami

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!origami

This Japanese souvenir is the Japanese traditional art of paper folding which began hundreds of years ago. Although the tradition started in the 17 century AD, it was popularised outside Japan in the mid 1900s and has become a modern art loved by many since then. Because the culture started in Japan, many of its genuine materials can be purchased only in the country making it a perfect Japanese souvenir. Japanese Pattern is very beautiful!

 

6. Bunbougu

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!Bunbougu

Bunbougu refers to writing materials and other tools related to writing. Japan has been known for its innovative capabilities and have produced and developed convenient tools which we use daily. Bunbougu is a recommended Japanese souvenir because of its unique design, distinctive functions, effectivity, compactness and of course, durability. A good example of a Bunbougu souvenir is the “Zippa tsuki tepu” which is a tape with a zipper.

 

7. Replicas

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!Replicas

Japanese craftsmanship and the quality of a Japan made product is popular all over the world. In fact, most of its products are exported not because of its scarcity in the importing products but because of its high quality. Because of this, the Japanese Replicas are a recommended souvenir. The Replicas are a replication of things that represent Japan. And It is pride of Japan. Replicated Japanese sweets are very famous to many but replicas of Japanese sushi are very famous and most of them are made into key holders, erasers , accessories and many more.

 

Conclusion

Most of the Japanese souvenirs contain its country`s culture, tradition and history. This is often considered a reason why it is adored by many. The Japanese believe that there is life in most of the things around them and sharing this life to the receiver of the souvenir makes souvenir giving a more meaningful practice.

 

7 Best-Selling Japanese Souvenirs for Kids!

1. Kit Kat in many flavors
2. Sanrio
3. Anime Goods
4. Japanese Traditional Omocha
5. Origami
6. Bunbougu
7. Replicas