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I wanted to show you the shop on the first floor of the Corasse Building in downtown Fukushima (west exit.)  It is a shop that sells goods from all over Fukushima Prefecture.  A great place to buy presents for people!

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You can see the famed akabeko.

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Cork purses.  One of these purse is about four hundred dollars.

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This is sort of stuff is not made in a factory or sweatshop.  All lovingly made by craftspeople.

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Various dolls.

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Tengu:  mountain spirits.

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Dolls.

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Various items

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The pricetag was for three hundred dollars.

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I like this lacquerware.  It’s definitely a step up from Walmart or Target, but not extravagantly expensive, so it makes a good present for people abroad.

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Japanese has sweet little jewelry boxes.  My husband bought me one when we were first married.  About a hundred or a hundred and fifty dollars.

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Pottery.  Every area in Japan seems to have its own special pottery. I rarely buy pottery for people abroad for fear of it breaking during travel.

 

Here is a list of blogs by Japanese people living in Fukushima.  http://localeast.blogmura.com/fukushima/