Not your dreary old gym socks and stockings, however. I enjoy ’em patterned and brilliant, the more obnoxiously the better. I’ll pass if it does’t look like something a kid should be wearing.
Two other things I adore are cats and Japan, so you’ll realize the aisles of buy chain that is popular filled 3 Coins after I seen this enormous stand of cat socks with designs inspired by each of areas and Japan’s 42 prefectures.
Every thing at 3 Coins costs only 300 yen (US$2.43), so it’s a fantastic spot to pick up daily requirements and decorating tchotchkes if you live in Japan or memorabilia for folks back home if you’re seeing. Especially now they have these awesome cat socks!
▼ Not those sort of cat socks.
The layouts are derived from merchandise, a well-known food or narrative from every area, plus a cat. Because cats.
Here we’ve some areas from northern Japan. A kitten cuddles down Aomori’s renowned apples with some of Hokkaido’s tasty salmon, another bats, while an incredibly fluffy cat attempts to get the Japanese swamp creature called kappa. You may also get an official kappa hunting license in the city hall!
Further south, there’s a cat from Akita dressed a devil, as a namahage from Japanese folklore. In parts of Akita, there exists a New Year Festival where guys dressed as namahage go door-to-door naughty kids to frighten directly. What fun! A caterpillery looking cat munches cherries that are renowned. And Fukushima’s cat is disguised as an akabeko red cow, a bobble-headed craft in the Aizu area that allegedly wards off sickness.
Along the Sea of Japan, we’ve Niigata, where a cat is reaping the prefecture’s first-class rice, Toyama, where a cat is attending the Tonami Tulip Fair and revealing its tail, and Ishikawa, where their well-known gold leaf is making a wonderful manekineko beckoning cat gleam. Ishikawa, Kanazawa, makes 99 percent of the gold leaf and is making gold leaf.
While Chiba’s sleeps inside the prefecture’s savory peanuts, Yokohama ’s Chinatown is the draw for Kanagawa’s cat.
The umbrellas are made using bamboo and local paper with sesame and lacquer oil for waterproofing. It takes to make only one umbrella!
In Kansai, friends are being made by a cat with a tanuki raccoon in Shiga. Shigaraki, Shiga, is a well-known pottery town, where many of those large-balled tanuki statues we love and understand are made. Geisha Cat represents Kyoto while in Osaka, we the well-known Kuidaore Taro drummer in the Dotonbori area encompassed by giant takoyaki spheres.
Going we’ve got Shimane’s miso soup and Tottori’s tasty Asian pears. The cat looks excited by the seafood compared to fruit. From a Japanese folktale who’s born out of a giant peach, the cat is dressed in Okayama.
In Yamaguchi, a courageous cat swims with the area’s blowfish that is well-known. In Shikoku, Tokushima’s melons are large enough to smash Kagawa’s and a puss delicious sanuki udon brings all the cats to the lawn.
A blessed cat is eating its way. As a port town, other nations have long affected Nagasaki’s cuisine, which sweet cake was brought in Portuguese retailers centuries back. Kumamoto’s watermelon is making another cat powerful, seemingly. And in Oita, a Siamese and a backdrop of shiitake mushrooms blend.
Whether you need to use them to plan the next vacation in Japan or to keep your feet warm, you’ve got to acknowledge these cat socks are quite irresistible. We’ve featured a variety from Japan here, but if we’ve missed your favourite part of the state, it is possible to see the complete range on the shop site.