The neighboring prefectures of Aichi together with the city produce a great variety of traditional craftwork which are good representatives of Japanese culture and can be very good souvenirs.
It is necessary to mention about such famous Japanese gifts as ebi-sembei. They are crisply baked crackers which are filled with shrimp pieces. If you want to have some sweet confections, it is recommended to buy uiro, manju, higashi and others.
Probably there is no such a person who has not heard about the traditional Japanese drink called sake. It is necessary to mention the fact that there are several tastes of sake. So, you can choose any to your liking. It is possible to choose the taste in specialized sake shops or in the department stores. Some of them provide free tasting.
Speaking about Japanese gifts it is necessary to mention about folk handicrafts. They are old-style household and kitchenware made of bamboo and wood; toys, such as coma, Japanese dolls and the Tako. They are traditional and simple souvenirs that are able to communicate the warmth of Japan. Some of them can be even used to decorate the interior design of your own house.
There are some traditional clothes which are considered to be among the most popular Japanese gifts. Traditionally people buy the clothes to use them as dressing gowns, housedresses or as household decorations. The most popular are kimono and yukata. There are some Japanese accessories which can be used for arranging Western clothes as well. Obi sash bands and purses are among the most popular.
It is also necessary to draw your attention to such Japanese gifts as split-curtains which are usually made of cloth. They are hung between rooms or at the entrance of the shops. It is also possible to use them while decorating the interior part of your place in case you want to create the spirit of Japan there.
Pearl goods are the souvenirs that come from Mie Prefecture. The goods are famous all over the world. The stores there offer a great choice of the goods as well as women accessories. The range is so great that you can find both very elegant items and moderate-priced accessories.
The southern part of Gify Prefecture is called the Mino area. It represents a lot of traditional craftworks, such as portable lanterns called Gifu-cochin and Japanese umbrellas. The miniatures of the craftworks can become perfect gifts for anyone.
Arimatsu shibori or tie-dyeing is a very beautiful, intricately patterned handicraft in Japan.
No doubt Japanese fans and purses are the most favorite goods purchased by tourists. But there are some goods which are coordinated by Western clothing. They are scarves, parasols and tie-dyed rucksacks.
You can also buy toyonashi writing brushes which are called fude. They have been used for more than 200 years. You can purchase them at stationary stores or department stores. They are used for painting or calligraphy.
While choosing Japanese souvenirs, do not forget about samurai souvenirs. They can be both good decorating and historical items.