Thursday, March 4, 2010

Japanese



Straight from Japan, my give away award arrived. She was thrilled to send something to such a mysterious country, I was happy to receive a package with a scent of far distances.
Just the way it was packed pleased me. Paper balloons, decorative tapes and a piece of dishcloth with drawn instructions how to use it, how to wipe my mouth with it and such. Does anyone know what I could do with the balloons? I like them, that would be all right, I even have one from before, but....
What was the original idea in Japan, I wonder.

10 comments:

Francesca said...

No idea what the purpose of paper balloons is, I always thought they were just happy and colorful decorations! Instructions on how to use properly dishcloths and napkins would be very handy for my kids:)

christel said...

Very lucky to receive such beautiful things !

夏天天氣嗎 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................

raining sheep said...

Já závydím! I love that Japanese tape. I think I need to purchase some. I love any craft related that is Japanese. What a wonderful gift.

victoria said...

How exciting to receive something like that! I would think the balloons are just for decoration? I'm not really sure what else you could do with them, they seem so fragile!

at swim-two-birds said...

congrats with your prize!
saw your old magazine post, i recognize that style very much :)

purpleprickles said...

Ive been told the paper balloons are for playing, kids use them to kick and throw around. But I guess for us they are rare and almost too precious to play with!

la casita said...
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gina said...

I'm pretty sure that the intent of the paper
ball is to play with. With oneself or a friend.
And it's so easy to tuck in one's pocket. :^)

Some people like to string and hang them
from the ceiling... sort of like a mobile.

hiki said...

Hello!!
Sorry for reacting so slowly (after one month!), but I just found your post and it made me smile! Thank you for sharing it here, it's so lovely to see it actually arriving at your place :)

The paper balloons are originally to play with, but many of my customers use them to decorate their houses. Here you can see a wonderful idea from one of my customers, so if you like please take a look. thank you!
http://uguisustore.blogspot.com/2010/01/paper-balloons-by-olivelse.html

Hiki from UGUiSU / Tokyo Japan