I've longed been clicking around on Japanese sites just to see what they have. I always find myself going back to Pierrot yarn. (BTW, Pierrot in French means clown). What I love about this site is that they have alot of cool yarn variations as well as tons of cool patterns for free.
Now, I have to preface that I don't read a lick of Japanese, but if you're a chart reader, that's a rabbit hole that you can definitely have fun with. I usually check out their Sample page and click thru their awesome patterns. As I said, I don't read Japanese, but no worries, they have an English site. It's a bit less robust, less photos to click thru. But, you can place your order there and there are some patterns translated in English.
So, anyway, let me show off to you what I got, shall we? Haha... I got a set of the Zakka yarn, a set of Yuttari acrylics, and couple ball of the soft merino. They were on sale. =D T
he package comes with a mini catalog. I love it because it has little sample of the color as well as texture. Sometimes that's what important since it's not like you can go to the store and touch and feel the yarn to make sure you like it before buying. This way, you know what you're going to get. On top of that, their website often has deals and right now, given the devastation in Northern Japan, they are donating proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross. Hey, shopping and doing good at the same time, why would you not do it?