Mineko’s Night Market – Crafting Materials Guide

Confused what crafting materials you’re missing for something you’re trying to create? Not sure where to find them? Then this is the guide for you!


Note: Credit goes to baranouta

This guide is written for Mineko’s Night Market version, and as such, may become outdated in the future if the game is updated with new crafts, changes to materials used in crafts, and/or new ways to obtain crafting materials.

This guide is written with the intention to be as spoiler-free as possible, however, it does spoil the names of locations that will be unlocked throughout the main storyline (as well as how to unlock them) when that location provides crafting materials.

Mostly, I was inspired to write this guide because I saw some materials on certain crafts that I couldn’t identify and so had no idea how long it would be until I unlocked the location to get them.


Flower Crafts

  • Cat Bouquet: 4 sakura flower, 3 plum flower
  • Kokedama: 5 sakura flower, 6 plum flower
  • Beehive Terrarium: 4 plum flower, 6 blue flower, 4 white flower
  • Box Flowers: 4 sakura flower, 4 plum flower, 5 wood
  • Dog Bouquet: 4 sakura flower, 6 blue flower, 8 white flower
  • Little Zen Garden: 2 kudzu flower, 4 wood, 5 dullite rock, 6 sand, 3 mulberry branch
  • Garden Fountain: 5 wood, 6 bamboo, 4 sand, 3 mulberry branch
  • The Nikko Temple Flowers: 5 sakura flower, 5 plum flower, 5 sunflower, 5 daffodil flower, 5 wood
  • Small Fishing Pond: 8 wood, 10 dullite rock
  • Deluxe Bouquet: 7 plum flower, 7 sunflower, 6 blue flower, 6 dianthus flower, 6 daffodil flower
  • Frog Bog: 6 wood, 6 bamboo, 6 dullite rock, 5 mulberry branch

Paper Crafts

  • Origami Nikko: 5 paper, 1 red dye
  • Card Game: 8 paper, 4 dullite rock
  • Lantern: 4 washi paper, 4 wood
  • Sakura Fan: 6 paper, 6 wood
  • Pug Paper Doll: 6 paper, 2 brown dye
  • Feelings Journal: 8 paper, 3 washi paper, 1 black dye
  • Sakura Journal: 8 paper, 3 washi paper, 1 pink dye
  • Paper Plane Talisman: 8 washi paper, 2 wood, 1 blue dye
  • Bug Diorama: 20 washi paper, 8 wood, 5 blue dye

Sewing Crafts

  • Plush Nikko: 6 white hairball, 1 red dye
  • Cat Purse: 8 black hairball, 1 black dye
  • Yokai Face Zipper Pouch: 5 white hairball, 5 gray hairball, 1 metal ingot
  • Hank the Hunk Tote Bag: 7 white hairball, 7 gray hairball, 1 brown dye
  • Family Windsock: 5 white hairball, 5 black hairball, 5 gray hairball, 1 rainbow dye
  • Flower Apron: 8 white hairball, 7 orange hairball, 2 red dye
  • Boy Band Boyfriend Pillow: 8 white hairball, 8 orange hairball, 2 pink dye
  • Tent: 8 white hairball, 8 black hairball, 8 gray hairball, 8 orange hairball
  • Raccoon Bedroll: 8 white hairball, 8 gray hairball, 2 black dye
  • Magic Cape: 10 black hairball, 3 gold hairball

Wood Crafts

  • Window: 6 wood, 5 paper
  • Mailbox: 6 wood, 3 paper, 1 red dye
  • Planter Box: 14 wood
  • Baseball Bat: 10 wood, 5 paper, 1 red dye
  • Recycling Box: 14 wood
  • Ant Farm: 6 wood, 4 washi paper, 3 sand, 1 blue dye
  • Shop Sign: 12 wood, 2 brown dye
  • Work Desk: 18 wood, 2 bamboo, 2 paper, 2 washi paper
  • Tree House: 20 wood, 5 bamboo, 4 mulberry branch
  • Yokai Hunter Sign: 10 wood, 3 rainbow dye
  • Mori Necklace: 8 wood, 8 bamboo, 8 mulberry branch
  • Concert Stage: 14 wood, 8 bamboo, 2 washi paper, 1 red dye

Art Crafts

  • Sumi-e- Flower Painting: 5 paper, 4 wood, 2 black dye, 1 pink dye
  • Upcycled Art: 6 paper, 4 wood, 5 metal ingot, 3 metal rock
  • Pop Art Bottle Painting: 6 paper, 4 wood, 3 blue dye
  • Cubism Cat Painting: 6 paper, 4 wood, 1 brown dye, 2 rainbow dye
  • Scroll Sky Painting: 6 washi paper, 6 wood, 2 blue dye
  • Yokai Painting: 6 washi paper, 6 wood, 2 rainbow dye
  • Band Sign: 10 wood, 3 red dye, 3 blue dye
  • Family Portrait: 8 washi paper, 4 wood, 1 black dye, 1 pink dye, 1 rainbow dye
  • Sumo-Man Poster: 10 paper, 2 black dye, 2 red dye, 3 pink dye

Gem Crafts

  • Raccoon Charm Bracelet: 5 metal ingot, 2 emerald
  • bOY$ Bracelet: 2 gold, 5 metal ingot
  • Pug Necklace: 5 metal ingot, 1 gold, 2 black opal
  • Cat Earrings: 5 metal ingot, 3 rose quartz
  • Jewelled Headband: 4 metal ingot, 2 gold, 1 diamond
  • Punk Bangles: 5 metal ingot, 4 metal rock, 4 dullite rock, 2 diamond

Pottery Crafts

  • Terracotta Planter: 6 clay, 2 red dye
  • Fancy Dishware: 8 clay, 2 black dye
  • Dutch Oven: 8 clay, 3 blue dye
  • Brick Oven: 12 clay, 6 dullite rock, 3 metal ingot
  • Cat Ring Holder: 5 clay, 3 pink dye, 4 metal ingot
  • Cat Sculpture: 8 clay, 6 dullite rock, 4 black dye
  • Ceramic Bowls: 12 clay, 2 blue dye, 3 red dye
  • Cast Iron Teapot: 4 clay, 2 black dye, 3 gold

Location Unlocks

  • Home: Starting area. Available from the beginning.
  • The Gardens: Unlocked at the beginning of the main storyline.
  • Birch Forest: Purchase Paper Axe.
  • Dark Forest: Purchase Wood Axe.
  • The Dock: Purchase Fishing Rod.
  • The Caves: Purchase Pick Axe.
  • Cat Farm: Complete Dark Forest, The Dock, and The Caves.
  • Orchard: Purchase Paper Press.
  • Metal Cave: Purchase Smelter.
  • Beach: Purchase Shovel.
  • Bamboo Forest: Complete Beach, Orchard, and Metal Cave.
  • Cliffside: Complete the location unlocked after the Bamboo Forest.
  • Frozen Lake: Complete the location unlocked after the Bamboo Forest.



The best places to find flowers are Home and The Gardens. However, you can also find a few at The Dock and The Caves. Each season has 3 different flowers available, but only 2 of them are used in crafts.

  • Spring: plum flower, sakura flower
  • Summer: blue flower, sunflower
  • Autumn: dianthus flower, kudzu flower
  • Winter: daffodil flower, white flower


Hairballs can ultimately be collected from nearly all locations: Home, The Gardens, Birch Forest, Dark Forest, The Dock, The Caves, Cat Farm, Orchard, Metal Cave, Beach, Bamboo Forest, Cliffside, and Frozen Lake. Before unlocking the Cat Farm, the best places to get hairballs are The Gardens and the Dark Forest (which seems to have a higher than average spawn rate for the rarest type, gold hairballs).

Once you’ve unlocked the Cat Farm, this is a good way to get a number of hairballs quickly. Another reliable way in mid- to late-game to get your desired color of hairballs is unlocked by buying the “magic” toe bean seeds from Ruby, the traveling merchant, and growing those in your backyard. (Ruby and your backyard are unlocked around the same time as the Cat Farm.)

  • Black Hairball: near black cats
  • Gold Hairball: chance of being found near any color cat; “magic” toe bean seeds have a small chance to grow something that will guarantee gold hairballs spawning in your backyard
  • Gray Hairball: near gray tabby cats
  • Orange Hairball: near orange tabby cats
  • White Hairball: near white cats


All dyes come from squeezing fish, but not all fish can be squeezed for dye. All fish that can be squeezed for dye can be found year-round, and fish providing all colors of dye can be found by fishing at The Dock. (Some colors can additionally be found at the Dark Forest or Frozen Lake.)

  • Black Dye: cuttlefish, octopus
  • Blue Dye: blue fin tuna
  • Brown Dye: urchin
  • Pink Dye: jellyfish
  • Rainbow Dye: rainbow trout
  • Red Dye: red snapper

Wood and Paper

  • Bamboo: chop bamboo stumps in the Bamboo Forest
  • Mulberry Branch: harvest from trees at the Orchard
  • Paper: chop birch tree stumps in the Birch Forest
  • Washi Paper: use the paper press to turn 3 mulberry branches into 1 washi paper
  • Wood: chop tree stumps in the Dark Woods

Rock and Metal

  • Black Opal: chance to get when mining in the Metal Cave
  • Diamond: chance to get when mining in the Metal Cave
  • Dullite Rock: mine in The Caves
  • Emerald: chance to get when mining in The Caves
  • Gold: chance to get when mining in the Metal Cave
  • Metal Ingot: use the smelter to turn 3 metal rocks into 1 metal ingot
  • Metal Rock: mine in the Metal Cave
  • Rose Quartz: chance to get when mining in The Caves


  • Clay: metal detecting at the Cliffside
  • Sand: metal detecting at the Beach

Secondary Methods to Obtain Materials

Many materials have a secondary way to obtain them. Because many of these methods are fairly reliant on chance, and the one less reliant on chance requires you to have already unlocked the location to obtain the items, I decided to put them in a separate section.

Night Market

  • Miyako’s Store: sells a variety of crafting materials such as flowers, dyes, and hairballs
  • The Fish Market: sells various fish, some of which can be squeezed for dye
  • The Flower Stand: sells various flowers, and is one of the very few ways to obtain flowers currently out of season
  • Octo-Pull: chance to win a variety of crafting materials, including certain flowers which are out of season.

Metal Detecting

When metal detecting at the Beach or Cliffside, there is a chance of getting an additional item in addition to the sand or clay, such as metals and dyes. Since most of these materials are easier obtained by fishing or mining, if you’re specifically looking for metals and dyes, this is typically not the best method for obtaining them. The exception to this is that I have had better luck getting Rainbow Dye from metal detecting at the Cliffside than catching Rainbow Trout at The Dock.


  • Around the time you unlock the Cat Farm, you will also unlock a character who is able to help you gather a variety of materials. The character will typically return with around 10 of the material (the range seems to be roughly 5-15).
  • This character can help to gather wood, paper, flowers, rocks, metal, mulberry branches, bamboo, and sand.
  • If asked to gather flowers, the character will gather one of the two crafting flowers available that season, but there isn’t any way to select which type of flower the character will gather. (I have never had the character return with the non-crafting flower from that season, nor an out of season flower, in the dozens of times I have asked the character to gather flowers for me, so to the best of my knowledge it is only the crafting flowers within that season that the character will gather.)
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My first game was Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) back in 1996. And since then gaming has been my main hobby. I turned my passion for gaming into a job by starting my first geek blog in 2009. When I’m not working on the site, I play mostly on my PlayStation. But I also love outdoor activities and especially skiing.

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