Trust the Japanese to even make sumo wrestlers appear cute! Considered to be one of Japan’s most popular sports, sumo matches are held at various venues in Japan. Many foreigners even align their trips so that they can catch a glimpse of this action live!
Although you can buy sumo-themed products like figurines and T-shirts at the match venues like Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, there are many other shops that offer a variety of fun goods too.
Ceramic chopstick rests come in various sizes. If you don’t use chopsticks to eat your meals, you can just use these are decoration or paper weights.
Each rest has a different woodblock style image. The box is made from paulownia wood and is extremely light.
Called “Kometab” (kome = rice), these look like chocolate bars and are packed with 150 g of rice enough for two!
A very useful and extremely cheap product, these notebooks are used by school children to practice math or kanji.
Tea bags and coffee tumbler
A little bit of fun while having your afternoon tea!
With many coffee shops offering discounts for takeaways in your own coffee tumbler, this is a fantastic eco-friendly gift too!
Stickers and stamps
Simple illustrations of sumo in various wrestling positions as well as performing daily chores are available as rubber stamps and stickers. You can use these on postcards or other mail!
An eco-friendly product, kamifu-sen are paper balloons.
You can either display these as decoration or even play catch with your kids.
Most of these products are available at lifestyle stores like Loft, Tokyu Hands, Itoya, and Birthday Bar.
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