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sarubobo

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sarubobo

i was in japan last year. wish i would have bought a large sarubobo for my granddaughter to play with. any one know where i can order online to be shipped to the US?????? thanks, beth

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1. Re: sarubobo

I had no idea what a "sarubobo" was and had to look it up! They are omamori (good luck amulets) unique to Takayama. There are wonderful regional differences in omamori, and this one seems to be traditionally given to one's grandchildren.

I did a quick online search for somewhere to purchase one, but didn't find anything. If you find a place to order them please post it!

Edited: 27 December 2010, 03:31
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2. Re: sarubobo

Rakuten ships to the US now. They have sarubobo:

http://global.rakuten.com/us/

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thank you for your replies. i have tried rakuten. the site for english does not have a sarubobo-the japanese does. i will try the link you provided to see if it works. thaks again beth

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i did try the global site and when i did a search for sarubobo it came back with 0 results. seems it is only on the japan site that i cannot order from. i am unable to find a store in takayama that sells anything online.

any other ideas??? thank you for any replies. beth

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5. Re: sarubobo

I also tried the Rakuten shopping site using several search terms, through searching the entire site, and searching the individual categories. No luck!

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6. Re: sarubobo

Try emailing the following to see whether they can help:

http://www.jshoppers.com/index.asp

email address: info_en@jshoppers.com

http://www.kawaiishopjapan.com/

email webpage: https://japaneseshop.ocnk.net/contact/5271f6…

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7. Re: sarubobo

When I type in sarubobo in a search window on global Rakuten, it shows several items in the "recommended items" box on upper right corner. Click on the arrows until you see what you're looking for.

Edited: 28 December 2010, 06:30
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8. Re: sarubobo

Shibuyakko, nothing like that shows when I go to the link you provided. Very odd!

Edited: 28 December 2010, 08:01
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9. Re: sarubobo

It is odd. I've been using Safari and I can find several Sarubobo items. When I use Foxfire and do the same thing, it says "no matched items found."

Can you try a different search engine?

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10. Re: sarubobo

thank you for your links, but unfortunately, no sarubobo to be found :-(

if anyone in takayama knows of a store that would ship to the US, please let me know. as much as i would like to go back to get one myself, that's just not possible at this time :-(

looking forward to any other info

beth