I've been thinking about giving our home a more Japanese feel to it...after I did live there for 15 years!! We brought back the bare essentials when we shipped our stuff back to the U.K. I feel we can start to add some lovely Japanese nick-naks to our flat once we go back to visit Japan again. However, on my recent stay back home in Lancashire, I was excited to find our local Factory Shop was selling very Japanese-looking mugs. The natural earth colours and glaze are very similar to those found in traditional Japanese pottery.And at one pound a mug, I snapped up several!!!