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10 Practical & Heartwarming Father’s Day Gifts From Japan

Dad’s Dream MicroBead Pillow

Make sure dad gets the best sleep at night with this three-layer microbead pillow made for men by men. Filled with three kinds of microbeads to comfortably support the head and neck, this dream pillow assures good rest at night and even has an odor eliminating effect — but you may want to keep this a secret from dad! Purchase online on Rakuten.

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FitBit Wristband

If dad loves being active and fit, get him a wristband that inspires him to keep staying healthy and motivated. FitBit tracks the heartbeat, stores your dad’s favorite tunes and pumps him up for his workout or just his usual walk. Purchase at Bic Camera, Tokyu Hands and Loft or on Amazon Japan.

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Gourmand Lunch Course at The Grand Hyatt

Invite dad to a delicious teppanyaki-style feast at Keyakizaka, the stylish restaurant based on the first floor of Grand Hyatt Tokyo. Their special Father’s Day menu includes grilled seasonal vegetables, savory wagyu beef, garlic rice, desserts and drinks. The perfect way to take out dad on a date out in the city! Reservations recommended.

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Moisturizing Emulsion from Shiseido Men

This quick-absorbing emulsion will make dad look and feel younger in no time! It minimizes the appearance of fine lines, protects the face and neck from dryness and excessive skin oil. It also soothes razor burns and skin roughness and will leave your dad’s skin feeling smooth like a baby. Purchase at Shiseido stores in Tokyo or order online.

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Katazukemasu Desktop Organizer is Japan’s latest secret tool for decluttering your life

katazukemasu desktop organizer decluttering office tool board

It’s no secret that the Japanese like to be organized — and to do it in the most minimal way. The immense international success of Marie Kondo’s “decluttering” methods is proof, though, that this punctilious approach can travel well and has a universal appeal.

King Jim is one of Japan’s most innovative brands, producing items for office workers that are nifty, affordable, and fun. Its previous hits include the Rolto iPhone Screen Printer, Mezamashi Vibrating Alarm Earphones, and Wearable Futon Air Mat.

Now here comes its latest unique product and it’s bound to delight fans of decluttering the world over.

The Katazukemasu Desktop Organizer is a modular multi-purpose office tool board.

You lay down the Base Sheet, put on all the items you want to tidy up, “draw” their outlines by taking out the sheet’s small squares, and then put in their place the foam blocks from the Block Sheet. You are left with a tray for each of your tools in its own cutout case that you can keep in your drawer of your desk.

katazukemasu desktop organizer decluttering office tool board

katazukemasu desktop organizer decluttering office tool board

katazukemasu desktop organizer decluttering office tool board

katazukemasu desktop organizer decluttering office tool board

katazukemasu desktop organizer decluttering office tool board

katazukemasu desktop organizer decluttering office tool board

katazukemasu desktop organizer decluttering office tool board

Though designed originally for stationery and office utensils (scissors, staplers, pens, and so on), there’s stopping you from customizing the board to use it for other kinds of tools and storage needs.

The Katazukemasu Desktop Organizer is available now for international orders from Japan Trend Shop.

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5 Hair Tips To Get You Through Japan’s Rainy Season

The rainy season is officially upon us, which means that it’s also time for the annual bad hair month for us living in Japan, especially the ladies with curly and frizzy hair. I mean, aren’t you annoyed at how much time you waste every day making your hair perfect — only to see all that effort go down the drain as soon as you step out of the house? We know this too well: the humidity and wetness that comes with the rainy season is the worst recipe for good hair that lasts all day long. But with a little bit of preparation and careful planning, the weather won’t bother you and you’ll be your usual stunning self in no time.

Here are a few tips and tricks recommended by professional hairstylists on how to stay on fleek during Japan’s rainy season.

1. Yes, get that straight perm

If you’re ready to commit to a more permanent solution, doing a straight perm is the first thing you should do with your hair. Not only will it leave your hair silky and smooth, but it will last for the whole year (or at least half year if you have more curly hair). The straight perm (縮毛矯正, shukumo kyosei in Japanese) will spare you the daily hair iron stress, leaving you with more time to enjoy your mornings and get ready for work. The price of getting one ranges from around ¥7,000 to over ¥20,000, depending on the salon, but it’s definitely worth the investment.

One of our favorite salons, Toni & Guy is currently offering a special 30 percent off discount for first-time customers getting a haircut and straight perm in a single visit at their salons in Ebisu, Harajuku, Hiroo and Aoyama, so go ahead and make good …continue reading

    

How to Buy a Yukata in Tokyo Without Breaking the Bank

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

A stylish but cheap yukata is easy to find, come summer.
Shaved ice, watermelon, fireworks, fans and yukata—these are the things that characterize summer in Tokyo (oh, and then there’s the sweltering heat, but we’ll spare you the sweaty details). The yukata (浴衣) is the casual, hot-weather cousin of the kimono; it’s light, usually made of cotton or a synthetic fiber, and will keep you cool in every sense of the word. Yukata are great for personal wear (for all genders) and gifts, and if you know where to shop, you can pick them up for next to nothing. Looking to snag one? Read the following guide on where to buy a cheap yukata in Tokyo first.
Yukata: What you need to know
Yukata are worn in the summer months (June-Sep

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