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Award-winning umbrella that transports you into a manga finally hits the market

Other award-winning items up for sale include rags that look cuter with dirt and tea that tastes like the cosmos. Anyone living in Japan or even long-time readers of this website will no doubt be familiar with Village Vanguard, the nation’s premier novelty goods shop. Known as the place to buy curry of any color …

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Japanese artist illustrates the right and wrong ways to carry an umbrella on public transport

Rainy days in Japan are fraught with danger, and it’s not just because of the inclement weather. If you’ve ever been on public transport during peak hour on a rainy day in Tokyo, you’ll know how easy it is to get jabbed by other people’s umbrellas. The situation is even worse for young children, who …

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