Aikido Aikikai Iwata products hakama and traditional embroidery

My name is Hyuga Amir, one of the people in charge of the export-manga store and cultural portal who, among other products, offers articles of martial arts and aikido as well as numerous reports and information of interest. Our store is located in the heart of Japan and we have been serving many aikido dojos in Spain, France, USA and around the world for more than 11 years.

We also offer any type of assistance and free help for all aikidoka and people interested in Japanese culture who have doubts about the country or even want know how to find a dojo, train-seiko or find accommodation in Japan (

On this occasion, I am in touch with you to remind you that export-manga is offering you the aikido products of the prestigious brand “Aikido Iwata Aikikai”. High quality products handmade from the most prestigious traditional house in Japan and official brand of Aikikai (in fact it is very close to the Hombu dojo, the Aikido world headquarters). Today, Iwata is the only house in Japan that continues to make its products from start to finish 100% by hand.

In addition to all the products and variety that we offer, export-manga gives you the possibility of embroidering any of the garments or items you choose with a fine traditional Japanese stitching as only Iwata knows how to do. In short, we are the exclusive distributors from Japan of the Iwata brand and all its products. Visit our section and catalog by clicking on Aikido Products.

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You can feel the mutual trust and the close relationship (after many consecutive years working together) of the owners of Iwata and the components of the “export-manga team”. As a result, they place their trust in turn, in order more and more aikidoka from all over the world to acquire, through our diffusion website, the products of this house: Aikido Aikikai Iwata products hakama and traditional embroidery.

We hope to establish a friendly relationship with you.
We wish you the best energy and aiki of the universe!
For any question, enquiry or suggestion:
Hyuga Amir
Aikikai Hombu dojo, Japan

Dragon Ball Broly the movie and Fate Stay Night Lawson limited edition products

On our trip we have stopped at a Lawson that is one of the combini  (コンビニ) or convenience store opened usually 24 hours a day anywhere in Japan. In this case, we could find limited edition items from the Fate Stay Night series and the Dragon Ball Broly movie only available on the Lawson chain. At the same time, a terrible snowfall, at times whirlwind and snowstorm was going on outside. For those of you who want one of these limited-edition Lawson items from Dragon Ball Broly, the movie and Fate Stay Night, please click on:

Please visit our website to see the articles of Dragon Ball Broly, the movie at:
or Fate Stay Night


This morning began just like any other; with me in a borderline comatose state, gulping down some much needed coffee. After staring at a wall for a good while, my eyes fixated on the Ram figure standing on the table before me and a thought came to me. Where is Rem? Indeed, Ram & Rem are like mornings & coffee – you can’t have one without the other!

I turned to my loyal ally, the internet, for help and soon enough stumbled upon this unbelievably adorable Rem figure(Rem Birthday Cake version). After a little research, I found out that it’s the first figure in a collaboration project between Kadokawa (RE:Zero anime producer) and Good Smile Company (Figure manufacturer).


Love at the first sight, huh?

Our ever-working elves figured that you guys might also wish to add this adorable Rem into your figure collection, so they have been working an extra 28/7 (molding PVC takes time guys!) and now we can happily announce that she’s available for purchase on the Export Manga website!


The Slowly Creeping Xmas


It’s already been a few days since the last post – so why not make little update, eh?

Today once again, I went for a little visit to the famous Akihabara. Even after so many years it’s still one of my favorite places in Tokyo. Anime and electronics everywhere! The main reason for today’s trip was to see weather or not the upcoming Xmas would already be visible – in the form of special figures and other seasonal products. It seems that I was a tad too early though, as even the Kentucky fried chicken statue hadn’t changed into a Santa-costume. As for the figures, I could only find Hatsune Miku with a Xmasy getup. Slowly but surely though the atmosphere is changing – people are already wearing winter jackets!

Akiba street

Now that I mentioned Kentucky Chicken… I’ve often heard rumors that in Japan it’s common to eat Kentucky chicken on Xmas, but whenever I ask about it from any of my Japanese friends, their reaction is like: “Kentucky chicken? Really? Here in Japan? But that’s expensive!”. So basically I’ve yet to get any concrete proof on weather the rumor is indeed true or not. BUT! The truth might still be somewhere out there. Instead of the Santa-costume I was expecting to see on the statue, I found this ad on the wall! Coincidence? I think not. Sooner or later I’m going to find out the truth…

There’s some Chicken! Xmas Chicken!

I also happened to stumble upon an interesting street gig in front of Yodobashi Camera. They played some kind of Jazz with a really good vibe to it! I’ll be uploading a video about it later on, but here’s a picture of them for starters!

The band

I left from AKIBA with a warm feeling in my chest (let’s hope it’s not a heart attack!).

On another note! The elves of Export Manga have been working 27/7 and there are many new products available on the Export Manga website, with plenty more to come! Stay tuned for more updates!