Autumn has arrived with its cooler weather and colorful foliage, but that’s not all — fall also heralds the start of the holiday season. From bright orange Halloween pumpkins to Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas celebrations around the world to ringing in the New Year, the next few months are filled with traditions and celebrations. And while you may not celebrate, believe in, or even know much about these holidays, you may be asked to teach about them, especially Halloween and Christmas.
To help you in celebrating or teaching, here are some of the places you can buy materials, foods, and much more.
Foreign Buyers’ Club (FBC): The FBC has a General Store and a Deli + Learning Center. You can buy things like stickers (to reward classroom participation), baking supplies (helpful for English club activities), and ESL materials (cds, flashcards, and more). You can pay with a credit card or with cash on delivery. Items from the Deli + Learning Center ship in 5-7 days and items from the General Store take one month.
Right now the FBC has a clearance sale on Halloween merchandise. So if you are still in the market for a costume or pumpkins, check out their 15-30% off sale items and order by October 21.
The Flying Pig: As an independent seller of Costco Wholesale merchandise, The Flying Pig offers deli and bakery items, frozen foods, spices, books, pet supplies, and a whole slew of other imported goods. They accept credit cards, bank/postal transfers, cash on delivery, and PayPal. Your order will arrive 48 to 72 hours after you pay. Check out their Halloween and Christmas items.
Along with these online ordering sites, there are also a handful of Jupiter and Yamaya foreign food stores around the prefecture. Just looking for foreign foods? Try these sites:
- Tengu Natural Foods: Specializing in natural and organic foods
- Indo-Jin: For all your homemade Indian food needs
- Fromagerie Fermier: For those who really miss cheese — artisan cheeses
- Baticrom: Indian, Middle Eastern, North African, Filipino, and Halal foods
What online import stores do you use?