If you haven’t noticed, Japanese products are often expensive, and that’s no surprise when you account for the country’s scarcity of open land. That said, American-branded products manufactured in the Land of the Rising Sun are just as pricey, but we’ve decided to shed light on brands that hail from the cultural mecca of art, fashion, and more. Without further ado, our latest handful of EDC products is fully-crafted in Japan.
Shun Higo-No Kami Personal Gentleman’s Knife
This handsome folding knife is equipped with a razor-sharp VG10 stainless steel blade and a glossy Pakkawood handle that is a dream to hold. Whether you plan on using it at a fancy steakhouse or simply want to add another knife to your collection of EDC gear, this 3.5” option brings a luxurious touch to any scenario.
Porter-Yoshida & Co. Small-Logo Patch Wallet
Porter-Yoshida & Co. has been manufacturing immaculate accessories since the ‘60s and has done so to a high standard that most bagmakers simply can’t match. Unsurprisingly, the same sentiment applies to its wallets, and this streamlined option is impressively functional thanks to its D-ring bindings and very of card slots.
Yamaha TW-E7B True Wireless Earbuds
Yamaha’s relatively new true wireless ANC buds boast several features that make them worthy of the title of the best of its class, including the brand’s signature True Sound tech that delivers life-like realism and clarity to any song (or show) you’re listening to. Additionally, its listening optimizer adjusts sound in real-time so it adapts to you and your environment. Plus, they’re IPX5-resistant, allowing you to work up a sweat in them during your next workout.
Seiko Prosper SRPE93
This rugged timepiece from Seiko boasts a lengthy power reserve of approximately 41 hours, deeming it a quality diver courtesy of a brand you can trust. For flexibility’s sake, the Prosper SRPE93 is rounded out with an adjustable silicone band. Function-wise, it features manual and automatic winding capabilities, a set of LumiBrite hands and markers, and a water resistance of 660 feet — after all, it is a dive watch.
Matsuda M3097 Sunglasses
As one of the fashion world’s most prestigious eyewear boutiques, the majority of Matsuda’s silhouettes boast fashion-forward elements that are hard to ignore. Moreover, its M3097 model is intricately crafted using nothing but titanium, then rounded out with a pair of grey tinted lenses for cohesion’s sake. What’s more is its eye-catching mesh bridge, resulting in uber-lightweight protection from every angle.