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Instant beer cooler
Mantensha
Place a can in the cooler with some ice then spin the handle for 90 seconds for a quickly chilled drink.
mantensha.co.jp
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Sewing machine
Axe Yamazaki
A stitch in time saves nine and this sleek sewing machine is great for beginners. Made by a 75-year-old company from Osaka.
axeyamazaki.co.jp
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Flask
Design Works Ancient
This is the lightweight solution for holstering a takeout coffee. The svelte, stainless-steel number holds 180ml. 
poketle.com
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Tap-cleaning cloth
Marna
Made in Japan by Marna since 1872, this cloth does one job well: cleaning the back of a tap.
marna.jp
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Coffee set
Hario

A thermal mug, filters and filter holder from a historic glass-maker.
hario.com
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Banana Case
Skater

Banish blackened bananas from bags with this ventilated case.
skater.co.jp
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Knife

Aritsugu
This sharp, versatile beauty from Kyoto is great for everyday use.
aritsugu.co.jp

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Tsumiki
More Trees Design
A classic toy made from cedar, designed by Kengo Kuma.
more-trees-design.jp
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Clingfilm
Asahi Kasei
Fed up with those ridiculous tangles? Japan’s biggest-selling film is easy to use. 
asahi-kasei.co.jp
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Cycle Mitts
Blue Lug
Parents who use child-carrying mama-chari bikes appreciate mitts that attach to the handlebars; this is the cool version from cycle shop Blue Lug.
bluelug.com
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Onigiri Holder
Hakoya
A staple of the school bento (lunchbox), the onigiri is a seaweed-wrapped rice ball, usually triangular. These cases keep them in perfect order.
hakoya.co.jp
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Portable gas cooker
Sengoku Aladdin
A fixture in Japanese households. This retro model comes from Sengoku Aladdin;  the colour is exclusive to Beams Japan. 
aladdin-aic.combeams.co.jp
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Lucano step stool
Metaphys
Footrest? Stool? Step? You decide. The Lucano takes the mini stepladder to the, ahem, next level – in  many colours and sizes.
metaphys.jp
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Bathroom slippers
Marna
Essential for cleaning a bathroom. Easy to slip on and off. Most importantly, they keep feet clean and dry.
marna.jp
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LED Lantern Speaker
Mori Mori
What’s not to like about this snug led lantern, which doubles up as a Bluetooth speaker? Adjustable light casts an appealing glow. 
mori-mori.shop
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Air massager
Panasonic
Too much desk work? Slip into this cordless contrpation to loosen the tight muscles around your pelvis, hip and thighs.
panasonic.co.jp
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Any Box
Think of Things
You can create your own configuration of folders with this home or office storage solution from Kokuyo.
think-of-things.com
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