16 Kitchen Items to Shop From Japan’s Amazon Storefront

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If you ever wanted to get a taste of Japan without a 13-hour flight, now is your chance. Amazon has an unusual section full of great Japanese kitchen products to shop. The retailer has teamed up with the Japan External Trade Organization in an effort to make it easier to bring Japanese-made items straight to your door. And there’s no shortage of great items to shop for, from Japanese cookware and crockery to teapots, mandolins, knives and specialty utensils – all made by Japanese artisans or Japanese brands.

Prices start at just $14, and many products cost under $100. You’ll find featured kitchen categories such as dinnerware, cookware, and small appliances. And whether you’re looking to bring a touch of traditional Japanese cuisine at home or revamp your existing collection with some exciting new gadgets, this storefront is a great place to start. Additionally, there are things like groceries, toys, household goods, and beauty products that you can shop from as well.


When it comes to practical kitchen finds, these ceramic plates are great. For just $17, the set of four is a great place to keep soy sauce, salts, chutneys, and entrees. Another smart choice is this Japanese-style scrub, which makes peeling vegetables, fruits, and ginger a breeze. It works just like a knife but without the bulkiness of the blade, with a stainless steel body, angled head, and comfortable grip that will keep you picking it up again and again. Plus, it has a safety pouch to keep the blade covered when not in use.

If you want to make curly vegetables without the need for a mandolin, this funky curly knife is your best bet. Cutting wrinkle potatoes, zucchini, carrots, and more has never been easier, and the plastic handle makes it easy to hold.

If you are looking for a versatile piece to enjoy with breakfast, lunch or dinner, check out this ceramic crock pot. Handcrafted by Japanese artisans, this Ochawan-style bowl is just as perfect for oatmeal or matcha in the morning as it is for soup, dobori rice bowls, and everything in between. Alternatively, if you want to make a Japanese-style omelet at home, opt for this square pan. It comes with a wooden lid and a small square copper construction that makes it easy to roll and shape the omelette to your liking.

Another great find? This coffee maker is made of ceramic. With two holes on the bottom, it fits perfectly on top of your coffee mug with the liquid flowing into your cup. Plus, its deep, curved construction is easy to adjust on top of your cup, and the open base prevents flooding because you can see where the coffee is going.