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Ten Best Stocking Stuffers From Japan!

10. SUSHI SOCKS

Because who wouldn't want their feet to look like two slabs of raw fish? (Seen at Loft in Shibuya)
Because who wouldn’t want their feet to look like two slabs of raw fish? (Seen at Loft in Shibuya)

9. DIY CROSS STITCH PHONE CASE

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Because: needlepoint phone case! (Seen at Loft in Shibuya)

8. ANIMAL SKELETONS

ANIMAL SKELETONS
Yes, Real animal skeletons. In pretty decorator colors. (Seen at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya)

7. DEVIL WAX

Hair products of overwhelming cuteness. (Seen at Loft in Ikebukuro)
Hair products of overwhelming cuteness. (Seen at Loft in Ikebukuro)

6. EYELID EXERCISER

Conquer those crow's feet with this handy piece of workout equipment for your face! (Seen at Tokyu Hands in Ikebukuro)
Conquer those crow’s feet with this handy piece of workout equipment for your face! (Seen at Tokyu Hands in Ikebukuro)

5. EMOJI EYE MASK

The one on the left says, "I came to Tokyo!" (Seen at Kotobuki, on the street where the maids pass out floyers in Akihabara)
The one on the left says, “I came to Tokyo!” (Seen at Kotobuki, on the street where the maids pass out flyers in Akihabara)

4. DEODORANT CANDY

Eating this candy supposedly makes you smell like roses! (Seen at the Tokyu grocery store)
Eating this candy supposedly makes you smell like roses! (Seen at the Tokyu grocery store)

3. NINJA SNACK PICKS

For stealth appetizers. (Seen at Village Vanguard in Shimokitazawa)
For stealth appetizers. (Seen at Village Vanguard in Shimokitazawa)

2. THE STATUE OF TOO MUCH LIBERTY

Lady Liberty takes liberties in these WTF gacha-gacha toys (From a gachopon vending machine in Loft, Shibuya)

1. PIGGY ZAPPER

Lights your smokes and shocks would-be assailants too! (Seen at Don Kihote in Shinjuku)
Lights your smokes and shocks your stalkers too! (Seen at Don Kihote in Akihabara)

And of course, if there are any book lovers on your list, you can get your shopping done in a flash, because the Only In Tokyo mystery series is finally out in PAPERBACK!

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

2 thoughts on “Ten Best Stocking Stuffers From Japan! Leave a comment

  1. I’ve lived in Japan so long that these items and the others in your other blogs seem natural to me. Thanks for reopening my eyes and removing the scales. I now look more closely at items in stores and think to myself, “Ah, only in Japan.”

    • The same thing happens to me! Being on the lookout for stuff to write about regularly on this blog helps me keep my eyes open for little daily oddities, but often when I look back at the stuff I posted about at the beginning, I think “How could I have though that was weird?” heh. I’m so happy our paths crossed – it’s always great to meet a fellow enjoyer of Japanese life!

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