These have very cool designs: "Modernizing Propaganda: Avant-Garde Postcards." Some look like old USSR designs. I really love to see old package designs for small products like tobacco, matches, etc. In Japan, chopstick sleeves have a good nostalgic mood too.
To be honest, I have never read the manga "Jojo's bizarre adventure," but I know that the manga has a unique style and we make jokes about Jojo's posing. Today I found this JoJo face maker, you can customize JoJo-type faces like with Miis. Unfortunately, the interface is in Japanese, but you can try it out by clicking.
I didn't know that samurai Masamune Date’s armor was used as a motif for Darth Vader's costume. This year, because of the PS2 game Sengoku Basara (Devil Kings) and Tenchi-jin (this year's Taiga Drama), we have samurai boom. Girls who like history, famous samurai, famous old castles, are called REKIJO (history girls). Traditionally designed Japanese clothes are selling well. This is the men's brand Dorobo Nikki (Thief's Journal). Did I tell you? Guys’ armor-design underwear is hot too. I wouldn’t like a guy to wear such underwear though, it’s too much. :-)
This is a photo of the seasoning bottles that are in a single guy's kitchen. I think he has a lot for a single guy. Then I thought about which ones are unique Japanese seasonings. I think one would be "Yuzu Kosho," it's a condiment made from yuzu oranges and pepper. It has a spicy, citrus taste, and it is a popular flavor throughout Japan. We’ve even had Yuzu Kosho Kit Kats before. And I guess Shichimi-tougarashi would be rare in foreign countries. In Japan, we usually use it for soba, udon or other hot noodles.