JapanPop is an Etsy shop that offers a variety of products that can be difficult to find outside of Amazon Japan, such as books, toys, and DIY kits, as well as both crafting and cooking supplies. I was quite excited to discover them while browsing Etsy for interesting craft kits to try, so I thought I would share some of my favorite picks from the shop!
The cat pencil holder DIY kit is actually a kit I haven’t seen before. The premise seems simple enough, but it also appears to be more of a time-intensive craft. If you’re like me and always on the lookout for new types of crafts to try, this one looks like a very unique and practical make!
They offer plenty of coloring book options, including this super cute Sanrio Fantasy Theatre coloring book. I was very happy to see this, as it’s currently only sold by third-party sellers on Amazon Japan that don’t ship internationally.
There are also quite a few instructional craft books to choose from, covering all of the most popular hobbies. The Disney Amigurumi book is full of crochet patterns for all sorts of Disney makes, including some to make your favorite characters into super cute jelly bean-shaped plushies. And look at those cupcakes!
I’m also impressed with the assortment of official character kits offered in the shop. There are all kinds of kits, including mold kits for food, and the Sumikko Gurashi chocolate deco egg mold kit in particular is my favorite among them. Just add colored chocolate for a fun Easter time activity!
If you’re a fan of Mofy, or just adorable bunnies in general, then you probably have noticed by now the distinct lack of Mofy products available internationally. The Hamanaka Mofy needle felt kit helps to right that wrong, at least a little bit!
My list is just a drop in the bucket compared to the entire list of finds that they have, so if you’re looking for a new craft kit or book to try, definitely consider a visit to JapanPop on Etsy.
Updated 2021: This shop is now closed – use our guide to The Best Kawaii Shops Worldwide instead.
Andi lives in the countryside of Georgia in a house packed with kawaii decor and vintage toys. When she’s not barricaded in her pink craft room creating something, she can be found reading, playing Animal Crossing games, or baking something to satisfy her massive sweet tooth. Andi is currently taking a mental health break, but hopes to be back in 2023.