We traveled to Japan this spring with family, and I am blogging about the highlights here! (Click here for more posts about our trip and Japanese culture.)
Most places used simple paper bags, sealed with a piece of tape or a sticker with the company name. One shop in particular did a lovely job - a yosegi shop in Hakone. Yosegi is the process of adhering different species of wood rods together in a mosaic-like pattern. Once fully bonded, the wood is thinly sliced to make veneers for all sorts of items.
Here's G. examining some trays to get for his family.
Even a little toy top got its own bag.
Nice, eh? The only downside is that we have to unwrap each one to remember which tray goes to which relative! What about you - have you been somewhere where purchases are carefully packaged? Did it change your experience of shopping?
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