20+ Charming Gifts to Creatively Celebrate Japan’s “Culture Day”

Japan Culture Day Gifts

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Since 1948, Japan has celebrated Culture Day, or Bunka No Hi, on November 3. This national holiday is held to honor the nation's cultural traditions, from its art history to its academic accomplishments. In order to commemorate this special day, we've put together a list of creative products inspired by Japanese design.

There's something for every Japanophile in this treasure trove of gifts. If you have a taste for the country's cuisine, you're sure to enjoy the sushi socks and Mount Fuji chopstick rests. If you're looking for lucky presents, the crane ring and the Daruma Card are bound to make all your wishes come true. And, if you simply want to celebrate with a friend, you'll love having the Totoro planter as your new neighbor.

Have a happy Culture Day this November with these fun and festive goodies.

These charming Japanese gifts make celebrating Culture Day even more enjoyable.

 

Hand-Dyed Shibori Robe

 

“The Great Wave off Kanagawa” Metal Bookmark

 

Sake Making Kit

 

Cherry Blossom Necklace

Japanese-Inspired Gifts

MadamLili | $34.25

 

Taiyaki Tea Infuser Mug

 

Kintsugi Bowl

 

“My Neighbor Totoro” Planter

 

Koi Fish Stamp

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BloodyNose | $2.38

 

Lucky Daruma Card

 

Sushi Making Kit

 

Matcha Soap

Japanese-Inspired Gifts

TamayaSoap | $7.33

 

Mount Fuji Chopstick Rest

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Tsukumogami | $12.21

 

Crane Ring Set

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Mary Lou | $107

 

Yayoi Kusama Kokeshi Doll

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Sketch.Inc | $47.50

 

Sushi Socks

 

Japanese Flower Pencils

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TRINUS | $22

 

Cherry Blossom Embroidery Kit

 

Paper Parasol

Japanese-Inspired Gifts

HEEPDD | $18.09

 

Origami Necklace

 

Teacup Set

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Odaka | $110

 

Origami Mobile

 

Bonsai Kit

 

This article has been edited and updated.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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