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Souvenirs from around the world. Clockwise from top, Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA; Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Queen's Guards, London, United Kingdom; Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
Souvenirs from around the world. Clockwise from top, Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA; Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Queen's Guards, London, United Kingdom; Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.

A souvenir (from French, for memory), memento or keepsake is an object a traveler brings home for the memories associated with it. Souvenirs include clothing such as T-shirts or hats, and household items such as mugs and bowls, ashtrays, egg timers, spoons and notepads. They may be marked to indicate their origin: "A Souvenir from Clacton-on-Sea". A souvenir is an object a traveler brings home for the memories associated with it. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, New York on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. ... The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: ) or simply The Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. ... Sentry of the Grenadier Guards posted outside St Jamess Palace The Queens Guard and Queens Life Guard are the names given to contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in London. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris. ... For other uses, see Memory (disambiguation). ... Clothing protects the vulnerable nude human body from the extremes of weather, other features of our environment, and for safety reasons. ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... A hat is an item of clothing which is worn on the head; a kind of headgear. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A salad in a bowl sits next to a small pie in a pie dish Chawan, drinking bowls used in a Japanese tea ceremony Bowls used as construction tools in contemporary India. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Egg timer of the traditional hourglass type. ... For other uses, see Spoon (disambiguation). ... A spiral-bound notebook with pen A notebook (also notepad, writing pad, legal pad etc. ... Town - Clacton-on-Sea Location - Essex, England Founded - 1871 Population (1991) - 45,065 Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town on the Tendring Peninsula, in Essex, England. ...


In Japan, souvenirs are known as meibutsu (products associated with a particular region); and omiyage, candies or other edibles to be shared with co-workers. Omiyage sales are big business at Japanese tourist sites.see also www.souvenirjapan.com Meibutsu (名物) is a Japanese term for famous products associated with particular regions. ... “Tourist” redirects here. ...


Travelers may buy souvenirs as gifts for those who did not make the trip. In Cameroon, the principle is that someone who can afford to travel can afford to bring something back (cadeau) for those who cannot. French bread is a popular cadeau. Love gift Man presents a cut of meat to a youth with a hoop. ...


Memorabilia

Similar to a souvenir, memorabilia (from Latin, for memorable) is an object that is treasured for its memories; however, unlike souvenirs, memorabilia are valued for a connection to a historical event, culture or entertainment. Such items include cigarette cards, air sickness bags, publicity photographs, posters, entertainment-related merchandise, movie memorabilia, and other, often-licensed, items. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Cigarette Cards were issued by tobacco manufacturers both to protect the cigarettes by stiffening the pack, and also to gain customer loyalty to their particular brand of cigarettes. ... An air sickness bag (also known as a barf bag, airsick bag, sick bag, or motion sickness bag) is a bag made of paper and usually lined with plastic to make it water-proof, alhough all-plastic bags are now in common use. ... Poster from the Spanish Revolution A poster is any large piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. ... In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... To licence or grant licence is to give permission. ...

A Souvenir stall in London, England
A Souvenir stall in London, England

A souvenir stall in London, England. ... A souvenir stall in London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

Souvenirs in Japan

In Japan, souvenirs are called omiyage. These are customary gifts typically given by someone upon returning from a trip to be given to family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, business associates, teachers, classmates and any other person socially related to the returning vacationer. By age-old Japanese conventions, it is shameful to arrive or return empty-handed and such acts as going on a vacation away from one's society could be perceived as selfish in a manner, anti-social at the very least. The omiyage gift placates all concerned and smooths intricate social ties, absolving the traveler of such shame. Omiyage shows the traveler was thinking of his or her family and community members while away. It has been suggested that the section Shame campaign from the article Smear campaign be merged into this article or section. ... Absolution in a liturgical church refers to the pronouncement of Gods forgiveness of sins. ...


Because of the number of omiyage often required following a vacation, travelers need to buy souvenirs in bulk (it is not unusual to bring one empty suitcase solely for the omiyage). Thoughtfulness is always an issue. It cannot look too cheap, and it is preferred it be something universally practical like towels, dinnerware, tasteful decorative items, broadly-popular foods and the like. It is not even necessary the choice of omiyage be particularly relevant to the place visited. Key chains and unfamiliar foods are not well received.

A souvenir shop in Hà Nội capital, Vietnam
A souvenir shop in Hà Nội capital, Vietnam

Places that cater to Japanese travelers will offer selections of suitable omiyage arranged by price, size and category. Several items of all-purpose omiyage are often kept by wise housewives to give on a moment's notice to avoid embarrassments. Due to the expense and effort involved in collecting and distributing omiyage, Japanese are often very close-lipped about their travel plans, hoping to minimize their omiyage responsibilities. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 1. ... Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Ná»™i)  , estimated population 3,058,000(2004), is the capital of Vietnam. ...


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Souvenir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (208 words)
For example, if a traveller buys a souvenir on a memorable vacation, he or she will most likely associate the souvenir with the vacation.
Souvenirs can include household items such as mugs and bowls, ashtrays, spoons and notepads, or clothing such as T-shirts or hats.
Similar to a souvenir, memorabilia (from Latin, for "memorable") is an object that is treasured for its memories; however, unlike souvenirs, memorabilia are valued for a connection to a historical event, culture or entertainment.
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Saville was after a picture that gave the impression of a French street cafe and the picture that caught his eye, taken from a photo library, revealed a view from a balcony onto a Dusseldorf street scene.
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