|See also:||Doujinshi, Fanhouse, Fanwork|
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Doujin (同人) is a Japanese term describing fan-made or "indie" creations. It is sometimes used synonymously with doujinshi, but doujin goods (同人グッズ) come in many other forms, such as fangames, buttons, charms, fan music, tote bags, t-shirts, jewelry, and other types of merch.
Traditionally, the term doujin (同人) referred to a small group of amateurs with shared artistic vision and/or shared aspiration to be professional artists and writers, and it still does in Japanese. However, the old usage is now dwarfed by the new usage explained above among fans and other internet users.