We Found the Cutest New Collection of Kid’s Toys and Gear in Philly

Straight from Japan, you won't find these toys anywhere else.

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So stinkin’ cute, right? | Photos courtesy Rikumo.

Even before their move from Callowhill to Midtown Village back in January, Rikumo (the flagship store under the Philly-based Japanese import company Morihata) has been steadily improving our lives with Binchotan charcoal soaps, cotton towels, Hinoki essential oil and high-quality ocha. Now, they are also catering to their tinier customers with a just-launched collection of baby gear and kid’s toys called Rikumo Kid.

Our first impression? Adorable. In fact, we think many of these artful objects could easily double as gifts for adults still young at heart .(I mean, those miniature wooden animal figurines are way too cute to pass up).

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Clockwise from left: Linen ball, paper toy workbooks, Ton-Ton Sumo game.

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect, one-of-a-kind baby shower present or birthday gift, here are some of our favorites: bilingual, pocket-sized flipbooks that shop founder Yuka grew up with in Japan, 3D Workbooks with detailed instructions for making paper toys, a beachy Nakagawa linen ball and a fun Ton-Ton Sumo game featuring popular characters from Japanese culture.

We also peeped this quirky (and huge) Nurieto coloring poster, designed by Philly-trained artist Taku Yoshimizu of SwimmyDesignLab, and an array of kid-size towels. You can shop Rikumo’s products in-store or online; you might want to hurry though, because — big surprise — some of them are already sold out.

The Details: Rikumo, 1214 Walnut Street, Midtown Village, 215-609-4972.