I recently received a parcel of randomness from Japan.
Suwada nail clipper, which are handmade by Japanese craftsmen. This one is made of Carbon steel.
Can opener, designed by Sori Yanagi.
I want to start collecting his more obscure designs.
The Japanese shopping experience even through mail order is really unique.
My receipts came in the form of paper cranes, along with a hand written note:
“Dear John Baker, Thank you for using our shop!
Shortened in the autumn of this year in Japan.
The persimmon which I looked forward to is a bad harvest.
I’m very disappointed.
After I received the package, I got an email detailing more information about persimmons, swords, and Japanese culture:
“Japan is autumn now.
When it is autumn, in the country of Japan, the people hang a persimmon in a veranda.
And the people take time and air it.
By doing so it,
The persimmon becomes very sweet.”
“The city where I live in is famous for knife and sword
A sword craftsman shows the making of sword every month.
These are splendid Japanese culture.
Please know the Japanese culture if you may visit Japan.”