Unique Japanese Items normally unavailable in New Zealand…

We’ve all seem glimpses of Japanese culture, such as t-shirts with obscure Japanese characters, or visited the couple of Japanese shops in Auckland. But did you know that you can find heaps of unique Japanese items available to buy online? Let’s check out a few.

Paper napkins. We’ve all seen them, we go through them, and then we buy some more. Well how about cloth napkins? That’s right, they’re reusable cloth napkins, good for about five year’s worth of use. And it’s not the same as just any old cloth, it’s got funky patterns, and then special absorbing material on the inside. And sure, while they’re nearly $32 NZD, that’s less than ten packs of the paper napkins, which is less than a year’s use. So if you’re big on saving the environment, these are the thing.

Or, what about Eucalyptus towels. OK, a bit weird, only really heard of cotton being used to make towels. But if you think about it, it makes sense, Eucalyptus is made of fibre, just like cotton, and you could process that fibre into a fabric that you use. Why you’d want to is a bit the same as why you’d want to eat Manuka Honey or use Bamboo Chopping Boards – the reduction of bad things getting near your body. In this case, the towels reduce the amount of bacteria that can hang out on the towel. Pretty good idea, and only $25 NZD.

And where would you be without a Japanese-style face mask. Probably outside of Japan to be honest. Everyone in Japan wears these masks, and not just to stop the infectious air of other people, but also as a courtesy to others to say “hey, I’m feeling a little under the weather, and I’d much rather you not catch this”. Not super stylish to be honest, but could be good if you deal with food or the like. 50 of them for $20 NZD isn’t bad at all.

Or if you’re a fan of spending money on quality goods, how about a $4200 NZD fountain pen? I think one of those items that are wholly unique and really only appreciated by a few. But I mean until now you’d have to go to Japan to get these goods, and now they’re all available online, one click, and done. So do check these items out, at the moment a bit of a deal is going on with cheap shipping at Rakuten to New Zealand.