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Buy Cool Domo Kun Merchandise from Japan
Who is Domo Kun?
Domo Kun is a monster who lives in a cave. He is friends with Mr Usajii (a rabbit), Shinobu-san and Morio-kun (two bats) and Tani-chan (a bear?). The name Japanese Domo Kun roughly translates as "Mr. Thank you".
Domo Kun started off as a mascot for the Japanese TV station NHK, but now he seems to have a life of his own. He has now become an Internet meme and a cultural icon. Domo Kun merchandise makes a great buy for kids, especially teenagers. Anyone older will also love to receive a Domo Kun gift, especially anyone who uses the Internet a lot and is likely to be aware of what an important cultural icon he is.
I love Japanese popular culture. One of my favorite Japanese cultural icons is Domo Kun.
This loveable furry brown monster is very popular with people of all ages, and Domo Kun merchandise makes a great unusual gift.
There are all kinds of cool Domo Kun merchandise you can buy online. Here are some of my favorite items...
Domo Kun Plushies
The most popular Domo Kun merchandise is the Domo Kun plushie soft toy. This loveable Japanese monster is available in a huge range of sizes. Small plushies are available as very cute keyrings. Amazon also a a big range of Domo Kuns in larger sizes - you can buy a giant Domo Kun plushie if you have room for it!
I love my Domo Kun plushies and they are the envy of everyone who works in the same office as me!
The Japanese love limited edition merchandise so there's often some exclusive Domo Kun plushies that are only available at certain times of the year. Santa Domo Kun plushies are popular around Christmas time. Halloween is popular in Japan, so Halloween Domo Kun plushies often make an appearance in the Autumn.
Domo Kun T Shirts
Domo Kun T shirts are also immensely popular. The most popular Domo Kun t shirt is the brown face one with the huge Domo Kun mouth and eyes. Domo Kun t shirts are available in a wide range of adult and kids sizes.
Domo Kun Merchandise in Japan
I've been lucky enough to visit Japan three times. Domo Kun is a common site in Japan.
If you want to see Domo Kun in Japan then he has his own children's TV show!
Domo Kun merchandise is on sale in a lot of Japanese stores, and Domo Kun merchandise can be picked up in Akihabara's many popular culture stores.
The best place in Japan to buy Domo Kun merchandise is to visit the NHK Studio Park in Shibuya. It's situated roughly half-way between Shibuya and Harajuku stations on the JR Yamanote line. The NHK Studio Park Studios have a shop packed full of Domo Kun merchandise, including plushies, towels, slippers, bags, key caps, wallets, fleece hats, baseball caps, pens, keyrings, notebooks and notepads and even his own book. If you have kids then a visit to NHK Studio Park will be one of the highlights of their visit to Tokyo.
If you're lucky you might also see the Domo Kun branded public transport bus that drives around the Shibuya area!
If you don't live in Japan then why not find Domo Kun merchandise at TokyoToys - they ship Domo Kun merchandise to anywhere in the World! Alternatively Amazon.com have a great range of Domo Kun merchandise available, including these great items: