Travel Souvenirs from Around the World: Tokyo, Japan

While we’re always on the quest to find tasteful and original souvenirs to bring home, every once in a while, there’s an item so kitsch that it begs for an impulse purchase.
Sumo Wrestler souvenir
This sumo wrestler comes from Oriental Bazaar, a multi-level souvenir shop on Omotesando, in the Harajuku area of Tokyo. The extended belly and matching man boobs frozen in a gravity-defying pose were difficult to resist.

Other Travel Souvenirs from Around the World: Seoul, Jbeil (Byblos), Big Island Hawaii, Dubai, Provence, Tahiti, Montmartre/Paris.

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

15 Comments:

  1. my husband visits Japan 2 or 3 times a year. He has brought back all kinds of funky stuff, or so I thought until I saw this :) I’m going to request one – or maybe a pair of them!

    • Margo, he’s so lucky to be visiting Japan so frequently! You must have quite a collection at home. A couple of sumos would make it look like they’re about to engage in a wrestle. Brilliant! :)

  2. Hooray for man boobs!  The only thing that could possibly be better than a pair of these sumo figures would be a whole group of them in all different poses.  They’d look like Japan’s Best Dance Crew. :)

  3. We ♥ him! & Japan too!

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  5. Oh that’s great! Gotta love a kitsch souvenir!

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