Home & Traditional Staff Picks

Home & Traditional Staff Picks

  • The Japanese KOTATSU (Black/Wood)   Reversible
    This item ships via EMS Express only - Thank you for your understanding Nothing seen in Japanese animation is quite so mysterious as the kotatsu, the traditional way of keeping warm in Japan. Used during the cold winter months, it's a perfect way of gathering friends and family together while watching TV, or keeping your feet warm during those late night study sessions. For those who've always wanted to get an authentic kotatsu of their own, we're happy to make this wonderful item available for purchase here at J-List. This kotatsu table requires some simple assembly. The legs attach to a frame that houses an electric heater on the bottom and supports the top of the table. The table top can also be flipped over to offer a different look (black on one side and grey on the other). When used with a futon (which in this case refers to a square thick blanket, not to something you sleep in), it keeps your legs nice and toasty while you drink hot cocoa or eat mikan oranges. The kotatsu is designed to be used as a handy low table in the summer months -- just put away whatever futon (blanket) you're using and use it as a convenient table. The heater has a knob which raises and lowers the temperature and features the following voltage requirements AC 100V 50/60 Hz 300W. Please use a voltage converter if you live in a 120V or 220V country . As with proper use of the Kotatsu, please turn off when not in use (before you sleep, leave the house, etc). Additionally, monitor children and pets that may play under the kotatsu and keep any fabric away from the heater to keep it from burning. Avoid sleeping in your kotatsu because the Japanese believe you will catch a cold doing this. If you have a cat, prepare to never see them again because they'll live in your kotatsu. Great for the cooler months! Because of the weight of this item, it can only be sent by EMS, which unfortunately means that shipping is expensive. Note that the futon (blanket) part is not included.
    In stock
    $110.00
  • Washable Japanese Kotatsu FUTON (Wave)
    This item ships via EMS Express only - Thank you for your understanding The Kotatsu is a table with a heater underneath it to keep your legs warm during those cold winter months. For those who have their own kotatsu, here is a washable kotatsu futon (a square quilt-style thick blanket) that you can use to decorate your table while keeping the heat where it belongs. Also, you can use it as FUTON. This futon measures 190 x 190 cm, suitable for a 75x75cm 80x80cm kotatsu heater table. Made from 100% Polyester. Washable by hand. THIS IS A FUTON ONLY.
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    $40.00
  • OMUSUBIWAN -- Shiba Inu Rice Mold and Face Parts Cutter
    Make super kawaii onigiri (rice balls) with this excellent Shiba Inu Rice Mold! Comes with a shaper to mold your rice into a shape of a dogo's head and seaweed cutter for the face and paws. Making these cute dog onigiri is so easy. Just put some hot steaming rice into the shaper then cut some seaweed with the cutter and then paste the cut out seaweed to the onigiri. If all of this sounds complicated, don't worry, a detailed instruction is also included with the product. Get this item now and impress your friends, family or colleagues with your kawaii Shiba Inu dog onigiri!
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    $10.50
  • Spirited Away Schedule Diary Book 2018
    Keep track of your schedule Ghibli style with this beautiful illustrated Spirited Away schedule book. Designed for the calendar year 2018, this schedule book is full of artwork starring your favorite cute Spirited Away characters. 128 pages. An official Studio Ghibli product. By Ensky. A great schedule book for serious Ghibli anime fans!
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    $26.00
  • Halloween Pokemon Mini Memo and Sticker Set
    This is a fun and kawaii limited edition Halloween Pokemon set featuring the adorable Pikachu. The set includes a Pikachu Halloween Memo Pad and Pikachu Halloween sticker which you can stick even on skin. Celebrate Halloween with Pikachu with this great product from Japan.
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    $3.50
  • Made in Abyss Mug Cup w/Lid
    Show your love for Made in Abyss with a limited edition collector's drinking mug featuring high-quality artwork of your favorite characters. This mug features Nanachi, Riko and Regu, and comes with an illustrated lid to keep your drink warm or for placing tea bags or cookies. Available for a limited time only. By COSPA. This is a preorder scheduled for release in mid November 2017.
    Pre-order
    $12.00
  • Umaru's Party Plate -- Himouto! Umaru-chan R
    Put a big smile on your meals, literally, with this adorable party plate featuring everyone's favorite imouto Umaru-chan! Made from ceramics, the plate is designed to look like a happy Umaru face. Just looking at it, you can't help but smile with the little nugget. Make your meals fun every time with Umaru! By Ensky. This is a preorder scheduled for release in December 2017.
    Pre-order
    $29.50
  • Spirited Away Sticker w/ Mini File
    This is a wonderful stationery set for fans of Ghibli and Spirited Away. It includes 2 sheets of stickers featuring your favorite characters from Spirited Away plus one mini File to keep your papers organized. Use the stickers on your notes, calendar or wherever you want to stick them. An officially licensed Studio Ghibli product!
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    $5.00
  • ZELDA Cushion
    Japan always finds a great way to make the ordinary become extra ordinary and this adorable Zelda cushion is just a perfect example. This cushion features Link in 8bit style design and not only does it provide you with plenty of comfort when relaxing but it also brings a smile to your face as a decorative item. Made from soft and huggable materials, it's a great item to add to your room.
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    $36.00
  • Natsume Yujin Cho Schedule Diary Book 2018
    Make 2018 the most awesome year ever with this official Natsume Yujin Cho schedule book, which gives you large pages to record all your important events from meetings to anime conventions and more. The schedule book includes a complete calendar that goes from October 2017 through December 2018, and is loaded with visual art of all your favorite characters.
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    $26.00
  • Nyanko-Sensei Face Mug Cup Type B -- Natsume Yujin Cho
    Add a dash of cuteness to your dining table with this kawaii Natsume Yujin Cho Mug Cup featuring the adorable face of Nyanko-sensei at the front and a cute illustration of Nyanko-sensei at the back. Made from ceramic with a very cute design and white color. Makes for a great present. This is the Type B version.
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    $18.00
  • Nyanko-Sensei Face Mug Cup Type A -- Natsume Yujin Cho
    Add a dash of cuteness to your dining table with this kawaii Natsume Yujin Cho Mug Cup featuring the adorable face of Nyanko-sensei at the front and a cute illustration of Nyanko-sensei at the back. Made from ceramic with a very cute design and white color. Makes for a great present. This is the Type A version.
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    $18.00
  • Spirited Away ABURAYA Hand Towel
    Keep the wonderful characters from Studio Ghibli, the creators of My Neighbor Totoro, with you all throughout the day with this high quality cotton towel. This one is decorated with the cute characters of Spirited Away. This hand towel is very useful in the bathroom, in your purse, or even as an accessory to wrap around your bento lunch. An officially licensed Ghibli product from Japan.
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    $8.10
  • JINBEI Summer 2017 Random Color (LL Size)
    We love these summer jinbei sets (also written jimbei). Japanese wear them to summer festivals and parades, but you can enjoy them in your own home. They are as comfortable as pajamas, but have far more style and can be worn around the house on hot summer weekends while you entertain guests with your great yakiniku (BBQ) skills. Traditional yet stylish. 100% Cotton. This purchase is for the Japanese 2L/LL size and random color jinbei.
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    $26.50
  • Hanging Cat Spoon (Kuro)
    We love to find kawaii products to bring bento and kitchen enthusiasts around the world, and today we're posting this cute hanging cat spoon. This spoon features a cute little kitty on the handle which you can hang on a cup or glass. This is the kuro version.
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    $7.50
  • Eriri Spencer Sawamura Birthday Plate -- Saekano
    Celebrate your waifus birthday with this commemorative limited edition birthday plate by Cospa. The plate is decorated with illustrations of the character plus a big "Happy Birthday" at the top with her name just below it and the date of her birth. A must have item for your waifu shrine! Microwave and dishwasher safe. This purchase is for Eriri Spencer Sawamura from Saekano.
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    $9.50
  • Cat Paw Rice Scooper - Nyamoji
    This is the rice scooper you didn't know you needed, a high quality shamoji (rice scooper) from Mama's Assist / Torune that's extra special becasue it's shaped like a cat's paw. Yes, every time you make hot, steaming white rice, youc an now scoop it with this cute cat paw rice spoon! The spoon is extremely well designed, safe for dishwashers and being just the right size to use. It's coated with a special embossing that keeps rice from sticking too it too much. You can also stand it on its end, a convenient way to store it while waiting for your rice to cook.
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    $3.95
  • Pokemon Sun & Moon Bowl
    This is a lovely item from Japan, a high quality bowl featuring the whimsical characters of Pokemon Sun & Moon. The bowl is standard size, suitable for all kinds of uses, with an illustration of Pikachu and friends on the inner and outer sides of the bowl. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in Japan.
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    $8.50
  • Chu Tototro Bag
    This purse style bag is designed to look like the irresistibly cute Chu Totoro. Made out of soft fabric, this high quality carrying bag from Skater comes to you in a whimsical Chu Totoro design, with zipper to secure your belongings. Cute and trendy, making this a keep sake for all fans of Ghibli.
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    $18.00