Five Select Souvenirs to Buy at LOFT Umeda in Osaka
LOFT is a store where you can find a wide variety of miscellaneous goods such as stationery, interior goods, cookware, beauty products, and variety goods. It offers a wide selection of products that cannot be found elsewhere and that bring quality design into your life. Here are 5 products available at LOFT Umeda that are recommended as souvenirs.
1. Citrus Sprayer (spritzer inserted directly into fruit)
Wow your guests by inserting a sprayer into a fresh lemon to spray the juice onto your salad! This is a product that can be a hit at home parties. They come in sets of two, with a larger one appropriate for lemon and grapefruit, and a smaller one perfect for lime. Lemon juice can spray in unexpected directions when squeezing cut pieces of lemon, but no worries with the citrus sprayer. It is cute and practical and perfect as a souvenir. A set of two (large/small) is 2,592 JPY (incl. tax).
2. GEL-CooMA (lunchbox with built-in ice pack)
This is a lunchbox with an ice pack built into the lid. It is easy to use. Simply pop the lid in the freezer the previous night. When you put the lid on your lunchbox the next day, the ice pack will keep the contents fresh and cold items, such as fruits and salads, cold. It is popular because there is no need to take a separate ice pack, and the built in ice pack is less bulky than a separate one. The lid with the ice pack cannot be put in a microwave, so if you want to microwave your food, be sure to take the lid off.
3. Kabuki Face Mask produced by Ichikawa Somegoro
This is a face mask with the design of "kumadori," special stage makeup worn by actors in the traditional Japanese art of kabuki. It is a hugely popular product that allows the user to care for their skin with a face mask while feeling like a kabuki actor. It is produced by a popular kabuki actor, so the design is authentic. A pack contains one each of an indigo and red face pack and is 900 JPY (incl. tax). Red expresses blood veins and represents just heroes while indigo represents the cold-blooded and creepy bad guys. Put them on with friends and fancy yourselves kabuki actors! It can be a hit at a party. There is also an English explanation of kabuki and kumadori inside the package, so it is perfect as a souvenir.
4. Wind-Resistant Auto Open Close Umbrella with Stitching
This umbrella not only opens at the press of a button, but also closes the same way. You will feel the benefit particularly when you can't use both hands when getting in or out of a car when you are weighed down with bags! Although it is a compact umbrella, it is structured to be resistant to wind. Even if the umbrella flips over due to strong winds, you can put it back with the touch of a button! The frame is made using light but strong glass fiber. There is a powerful spring in the shaft, so be sure to open the umbrella away from your face and body and that of others. It is 55cm long when open and available at 2,700 JPY (incl. tax).
5. Soup Jar, Lunch Jar
These jars, which will keep your food fresh in the summer thanks to its high cold retention and your lunch as good as freshly made in the winter, is convenient and perfect for those just starting to take their lunches to work or school. Once you get used to the soup jar, in which you can enjoy everything from warm soup to cold jello, try some heat retention cooking. Cut ingredients into small pieces and put them in the thermos together with a bouillon cube and hot water and in two hours, you will have a pot-au-feu cooked by the thermos's heat-retention capability (the ingredients are cut into small pieces so they are cooked more easily). If you like to cook, the lunch jar that will enable you to take warm soup, rice, and other dishes together is recommended. Although it depends on the size, the soup jars are generally about 2,400 JPY and the lunch jars start at 3,000 JPY.
*The image is for illustrative purposes only.
This is a collection of practical items and popular products that are unique to Japan. There is a tax free counter by the interior order counter on the fourth floor, so take advantage of it if you can.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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