All of my shopping during March happened during my trip to Japan. I flew over 5000 miles to get there! The least I can do is buy some stuff to bring back with me.
Some stuff on this list cost more than I would normally spend. Other things in this haul weren’t as expensive, but still hold a lot of value to me, even if it’s purely sentimental. Honestly, I tried not to think too much about the price since it may be the only time I’m in Japan. Who knows when I’ll be back?
Now without further adieu, here are the things I brought back from my trip!
AAPE by A Bathing Ape Quilted Bomber Jacket
Before I even landed in Japan, I knew I wanted to purchase some sort of hype clothing to remind me of my time there. For the price I was willing to spend, it’d have to be something I’d wear to death. I mean, I would have to love it so much that I’d wear it even if the stitching were to start falling off. With all the research I did before and during my time in Japan, AAPE looked like the store that carried my taste of clothing.
I walked around both of the AAPE stores in Shibuya and Harajuku to make sure I’ve seen all the inventory they had. Most of the super-hyped pieces were out of stock, but they still carried some gems. It took some time for me to narrow down what I wanted, but I eventually decided on the olive bomber jacket. What good timing because I’ve been keeping my eyes out for a thicker olive bomber to replace my thin Nike “Anarchy” Kanji Bomber. I like camo print on anything and this jacket has a bit of camo underneath both sleeves. The “AAPE” text scattered around the jacket looks nice as well. All in all, not too busy or too bland, so I’m all for it.
Japanese-Inspired “Waves” Graphic T-Shirt
Along with visiting Miyajima’s “floating” torii shrine, I also got the chance to walk through the streets of different souvenir shops and food vendors. As I was glancing into one of the souvenir shops, a t-shirt with an interesting design caught my attention.
This t-shirt has a graphic of a Japanese wave painting on it. I thought it looked pretty nice and it reminded me of the wave emoji. The storekeeper said it was only $10 so it didn’t take me too much time to decide about buying it or not. $10 is a pretty good deal for a Japanese-themed graphic tee that also acts as a souvenir!
Custom Shibuya Box Logo T-Shirt
I love Shibuya. It’s one of the top – if not the top – highlights during my time in Japan. I would be pretty sad if I didn’t get some sort of souvenir to remember my time at the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world: Shibuya Crossing.
There were a bunch of souvenirs to choose from at the discount chain store, Don Quijote. When I was browsing through the clothing section, I saw a custom Supreme-inspired Shibuya box logo t-shirt. How cool is that?! And it was only $10! Again, this was an easy decision. I ended up buying one for myself and for the wife.