Golden Week is over in Japan, but that doesn’t mean the deals are finished! With Buyee you can find amazing prices on Yahoo! Auctions every day. If you want to spend some gold this week, here are some recommended auctions to peruse. All end within a few days, so hurry if you want to nab it at that perfect price!
Instant Souvenirs with Instax Cameras
Everyone has a camera on them at all times, but there’s something nostalgic about instant cameras. Though the photos may not be as quick or clear as their digital counterparts, the restrictions serve as a unique challenge for photographers, while also providing an unforgettable souvenir. In Japan, instant cameras have made a comeback among hobbyists with Fujifilm’s Instax line. Their compact build can fit in any bag, and their colorful designs gives each camera a sense of personality. This auction features a sleek white Instax Mini 25 with 40 photo sheets, everything you need to get started. There are many more iterations and colors, some exclusive to Japan, so search for yourself to find the one that matches you.
Experience Bento Excellence with Skater
Compactness and simplicity are cornerstones of Japanese designs, and nothing represents this better than a trusty bento box. Osaka-based Skater has a bevy of products, but their Cafe bento boxes are highly treasured. The inner lid allows you to pack whatever you want: salad, rice, noodles, and even soup. You don’t need to sacrifice portion size to fit in everything you want. The easy to carry pouch lets you take it anywhere while keeping your food safe.
A Masterpiece in Japanese Carry
To keep up with the fast-paced Japanese city lifestyle, you’re going to want a bag that is both durable and fashionable. Osaka’s Master-Piece is one of the most notable names in Japan’s carry industry. Their hand-made bags are made for utility, but also have a smooth style that stands out. These bags are symbolic not only of Japanese visual design, but also precise craftmanship. The featured bag is outfitted with the signature Mastertex-Canvas material, and its large interior is suitable for anything you want to carry.
Reorganize with Hobonichi Techo Cousin Avec Planners
It may be hard to differentiate your product in Japan’s massive stationery industry, but famed writer Shigesato Itoi has done just that with the Hobonichi Techo line of diaries, notebooks, and planners. Their simplistic layout hides the diversity of functionality the planner provides, and every year these books find themselves in the hands of more and more people across the world. Today’s auction highlights the Cousin Avec type. Split into two books, it’s perfect for late starters and their slim design make it more portable than others in the line. You don’t need to wait until January to try it out for yourself!
The Fantastical Weirdness of Otamatone
Part toy, part instrument, all strange, the Otamatone is one of the most unconventional music makers out there. The two-handed instrument makes a low, vibrato sound by moving the mouth at the bottom and controlling the pitch at the top. Though it may seem odd at first, you can become a capable Otamatone player with some practice. Try to recreate your favorite song the way it’s never been heard before. There are a variety of colors and variations, so click the search link to find more, including exclusive Japanese versions like Kumamon!
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