10 Best Traditional Japanese Wedding Gift Ideas for Couples

10 Best Traditional Japanese Wedding Gift Ideas for Couples

Japanese weddings are a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, where time-honored customs meet contemporary celebrations. One significant aspect of these weddings is the tradition of gift-giving, which symbolizes good luck and blessings for the couple's future. When selecting a wedding gift for a Japanese couple, it is thoughtful to choose items that reflect cultural heritage, elegance, and functionality.

Here are ten traditional Japanese wedding gift ideas that beautifully embody these qualities that any newlywed couple would be thrilled to receive.


1. Yozora Akatsuki Chopstick Pair with Paulownia Gift Box and Chopstick Holder

Chopsticks are a staple in Japanese dining and gifting a beautifully crafted pair signifies unity and partnership. The Yozora Akatsuki Chopstick Pair, housed in a luxurious Paulownia gift box, exudes sophistication. These chopsticks come with matching holders, making them not only practical but also a symbol of the couple’s new journey together.

The intricate design and quality craftsmanship make this an ideal wedding gift that the couple will cherish for years.

2. Tosen Kozan-ji Temple Cutlery Rest

Cutlery rests may seem like a minor detail, but they are an essential part of a traditional Japanese table setting. The Tosen Kozan-ji Temple Cutlery Rest set is inspired by the serene beauty of Japanese temples, offering both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

These rests will add a touch of traditional charm to the couple’s dining experience, making it a thoughtful and elegant gift.

3. Hamon Gold Ripple Shigaraki Vase

The Hamon Gold Ripple Shigaraki Vase is a stunning example of Japanese pottery. Shigaraki ware, known for its rustic beauty and historical significance, makes this vase a unique gift. The gold ripple design adds a touch of elegance and luxury, perfect for a wedding present.

This vase can be a centerpiece in the couple's home, symbolizing prosperity and the beauty of natural elements in their new life together.

4. Seto Maneki Neko Lucky Cats

The Maneki Neko, or the beckoning cat, is a popular symbol of good luck and fortune in Japan. These Seto Maneki Neko are not just a charming decorative pieces but each also are a bearer of various blessings for the newlyweds.

For example the white lucky cat, with its pure color and inviting gesture, is believed to attract happiness and prosperity, making it a meaningful and auspicious wedding gift. However, each are stunning and lucky in their own way.

5. Edo Kiriko Lidded Glass

These Edo Kiriko Lidded Glasses are a perfect wedding gift that elegantly merges tradition with sophistication. Crafted with precision by skilled artisans, this exquisite glassware showcases the intricate patterns characteristic of Edo Kiriko, a revered Japanese cut glass art form.

The intricate design and superior craftsmanship make it a standout piece, reflecting both beauty and functionality. Its lidded feature adds an element of versatility, making it ideal for preserving the flavors of fine teas or showcasing delicate sweets that the newlyweds may have.

6. Set of 5 Fruit-Patterned Octagonal Plates

This Set of 5 Fruit-Patterned Octagonal Plates adds a touch of whimsy and charm to any dining table. Each plate features a unique fruit pattern, symbolising abundance and variety.

These plates are perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying everyday meals, making them a practical and stylish gift. Their unique octagonal shape and vibrant designs will brighten the couple’s home and dining experience.

7. Fugetsu Tokoname Ware Japanese Tea Set

Tea culture is an integral part of Japanese life, and the Fugetsu Tokoname Ware Tea Set is a perfect gift for tea lovers. Tokoname ware is one of Japan’s six ancient kilns, known for its superior clay quality and craftsmanship.

This tea set, with its elegant design and functionality, offers the couple a way to enjoy traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and relax together.

8. Iro Nabeshima Glazed Porcelain Pomegranate Coffee Cup and Saucer Set

The Iro Nabeshima Glazed Porcelain Pomegranate Coffee Cup and Saucer Set is an exquisite wedding gift that embodies elegance and tradition. The pomegranate motif, symbolizing prosperity and fertility, adds a meaningful touch, making it a perfect gift for newlyweds starting their journey together.

Gifting this set offers the couple a daily reminder of their special day, allowing them to enjoy their morning coffee with a touch of cultural sophistication and a nod to their prosperous future together.

9. Ittoutan VG5 Tsuchime Madaracho 2-Piece Knife Set



A high-quality knife set is essential for any kitchen, and the Ittoutan VG5 Tsuchime Madaracho 2-Piece Knife Set is a top-tier choice. Handcrafted with VG5 steel, these knives offer exceptional sharpness and durability.

The Tsuchime (hammered) finish not only adds a unique aesthetic but also prevents food from sticking to the blade. While knives may traditionally be a bad gift in Japan due to their association with severing relationships, in Western tradition they still make for a wonderful home warming gift for cooking lovers and for couples who love cooking together.

10. Orange Hanamaru Silk Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth

Furoshiki is a versatile and eco-friendly wrapping cloth used in Japan for centuries. The Orange Hanamaru Silk Furoshiki is adorned with beautiful floral patterns and can be used in various ways, from wrapping gifts to serving as a fashionable accessory.

This elegant silk cloth symbolises thoughtfulness and sustainability, making it a perfect gift that the couple can use and appreciate in many different ways. What better way to gift a present than presented in a cloth that can become a present itself for future use.

In Conclusion

Selecting a wedding gift for a Japanese couple involves considering items that are not only beautiful and functional but also rich in cultural significance. Each of these gift ideas reflects the essence of Japanese craftsmanship and tradition, offering the couple a piece of cultural heritage to cherish.

Explore these unique and thoughtful gifts to make their special day even more memorable. For a deeper look into Japanese artistry and craftsmanship, browse the collection below and discover the perfect wedding gift that speaks volumes of tradition and elegance.

Back to blog

Featured collection

1 of 8