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Travel Souvenirs from Around the World: Tokyo, Japan

Author: Posted on: April 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

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.

Corinne

Corinne is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues.

She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards for 2013 and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List for 2013.


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15 Comments to “Travel Souvenirs from Around the World: Tokyo, Japan”

  1. Margo says:

    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!

    • Gourmantic says:

      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. lara dunston says:

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

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