Saturday 24 December 2016

Buy a daruma for 2017!

Setting your goals for 2017. Check out our selection of daruma to help you achieve them!

Saturday 3 December 2016

Customised "Hachimaki" style Headband now available on Zazzle

If you'd like to buy a headband personalised with your name in Japanese please contact us for more details.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Revamped website launched.

We have just launched our revamped Kanji Zone website. is Japanya's sister website offering Japanese name translation and Japanese personalised products. The new website, which we hope offers easier navigation, has been optimised for mobiles and tablets.

Saturday 10 September 2016

How to use a Daruma Doll

The Daruma is a popular good luck doll in Japan. It comes with two blank eyes, one of which is painted in when a person sets out on a task. The presence of the one-eyed Daruma acts as a constant reminder of the unfinished task. Once the task is completed the second eye can be filled in.

Japanya stocks a range of different sizes of daruma from small (5cm) to large (18cm)

Monday 27 June 2016

Our office will be closed 28th June - 1st July

Our office is closed Tuesday 28th June - Friday 1st July. All orders orders (including special delivery orders) received after 9am Tuesday 28th June will be processed for dispatch from Sat 2nd July. 

Thursday 2 June 2016

Customise this Lucky Cat T-shirt

Click on the Zazzle link and follow the Instructions below to change "Your Name" to your desired text:

Customise Chubby Lucky Cat with your name/text:
1. Go to Zazzle here
2. click "Customise it" button
3. click "Change text"
4. type in your own text in text box and click "done"
5. if you wish you can also resize or edit the text and box.png layer by selecting and using the edit tools provided

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Customised Japanese T-shirts from Kanjizone!

Our website currently offers name translation into Japanese which then can be added to a Zazzle T-shirt (click here to view example).We are currently working on adding Japanese related images which will allow your Japanese name to be incorporated into the design. On the above T-shirt for example my name Motohashi (本橋has been added to the manekineko's id tag.

Friday 22 April 2016

Making new origami crane earrings

Colourful Origami Cranes
Currently folding origami cranes to make into earrings for our next stall at Hyper Japan in 15-17 July 2016.

Saturday 27 February 2016

Using a mobile in Japan

A colleague travelling to Japan for a short trip recently researched a way to stay connected with his mobile while there. He has decided to try this pre-paid Sim provided by IIJmio available as a one month/three month option. If anyone can offer advise we would welcome your comments!

Thursday 14 January 2016

Origami Crane Earrings Gift for Valentine's Day

A new selection of handmade origami crane earrings are now available at our Etsy Orinique shop.

The crane, fabled to have a life span of a thousand years, has long been regarded as a symbol of good fortune and longevity in Japan. Cranes mate for life and therefore also symbolize fidelity. In recent years, the origami version of the crane has also become an international symbol of peace.

Origami Crane Earrings - for Good Luck, Fidelity and Peace!