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Things Japanese

128 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 1G8

416-967-9797 | Website

Things Japanese is the local purveyor of eastern culture, selling everything from clothing and home décor, to games and gifts.



Store Type | Accessories, Gifts, Home Furnishings & Accessories, Import Goods
Payment | Interac, MasterCard, Visa


Neighbourhood | Downtown
Getting There | Spadina streetcar
Cross Street | Spadina


Mon-Thu 11AM-6PM, Fri 11AM-7PM, Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun 12PM-5PM

Profile Last Updated: June 13, 2008

Bridging the Gap
Lauding the diacritic elements in culture, Things Japanese is the local destination for clothing, home décor, and gifts from the Far East. Between those who seek the comforts of home, and others who desire a taste of foreign lifestyles, Things Japanese attempts to narrow the gap from here to there. Importing a pastiche of items, the shop carries a fair representation of traditional Japanese living.

Traditional Dress
Of course kimonos, the national dress of Japan, are well provided, available for men and women. Lesser-known garments such as yukatas (a lighter summer garment), hakamas (formal dress pants for men), happi coats (loose lounging jackets), and hachimaki (head ties) are among the array that varies from casual to ceremonious wear. Complete the ensemble with geta sandals, a cross between clogs and flip-flops with a wooden base and fabric thong; worn with tabi socks, these are specially made with a separation between the big toe and the other toes.

Odds and Ends
Traditional tableware, such as tea and bowl sets, sushi and sauce plates, sake sets, bento boxes, chopstick rests, bamboo coasters, and teapots just some of the dining and drinking staples at Things Japanese. Tea ceremony essentials include tea whisks, scoops, canisters, and a variety of green teas. Add some ambiance to your homestead with shoji lamps, decorative fans, partitioning screens, wind chimes, bamboo vases, and noren doorway curtains. Also selling calligraphy supplies, art prints, geisha dolls, kites, go sets, origami paper, books, and music, Things Japanese exalts the culture of Japan close to our home.