“Matomete(まとめて)” is a word you’ll often come across on Japanese auction sites. The word refers to wholesale such as large bundles or collections, as many sellers go the efficient route and package all their goods together. These deals often have an impressive number of itemss at unbelievable prices. Buy in bulk this weekend with these five fabulous finds.
Diversify your Table with Arita Ware
Plates, bowls, cups, dishes, and more are included in this abundant set of Arita tableware. This type of porcelain hails from Kyushu, and is known all throughout the country due to its long history and superb craftsmanship. There are many eye-catching pieces, such as the decorated tea bowls and teal ceramic set. These items not only suit Japanese cooking, but are versatile enough to be used in many situations.
Score Big with Massive Video Game Bundles
There is no shotage of video game bundles on Yahoo! Auctions, especially ones filled with classic games. While they can be difficult to sift through, you’ll undoubtedly find some gems. If you’re looking for hardware, this week features a popular auction with eleven boxes filled with everything from Game Boy to Playstation 3, including many Japan-only items. Retro lovers should also check out this set of 50 Super Famicom games. If you want something you can play with little hassle, this set of 140 Nintendo DS games can be played on any DS or 3DS hardware.
Spruce Up Your Shelf with New Figures
Anime figures can get pricy, but you would be surprised at the deep discounts you can find if you search for bundles. This set includes figures from world-famous properties such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, JoJo, Attack on Titan, and more. With a wide array of characters and sizes, even if you don’t want all of them, the low price is worth paying even if you plan on just putting a few on your shelf. Try to search for your favorite series and see what bundles you can find!
The Terrific Tenugui
A popular souvenier for both tourists and residents is the tenugui, a multipurpose cotton hand towel. It may not seem impressive on paper, but the diverse designs and utility make it a popular and practical item. A single tenugui can serve as a washcloth, a bento box covering, a headband, or a nicely framed piece of linen art. The highlighted bundle features vintage tenugui from the Showa era of Japan. These sport designs you won’t stumble across at your typical souvenier store. If you want something from this generation, try the search link to find many more bundles.
A Buffet of Sweets
Japanese snacks can be a bit intimidating. What’s in it? Is it sweet or sour? How do you even eat it? Instead of worrying about what to pick, just grab a bundle of assorted Japanese snacks and try them all! Some of the most popular Japanese snacks are represented such as Pocky and Meiji chocolate. Many of these items are hard to find outside of Japan, so be sure to savor every bite! If you want somthing traditional, try this yokan bundle. Yokan is a type of Japanese jelly with many different flavors such as fruit or tea. If you really have a sweet tooth, get both!
If you missed out on these specific items, don’t worry as Yahoo! Auctions gets thousands of entries every minute. Search for keywords via Buyee, and see if you can find an even better deal than what’s listed here! Check back next Friday for more bargains!