Wabi-sabi in Venice
Flawless or irregular?
A piggy bank for storing memories
I am Tokyonese doc (Edokko), we are famous in Japan for being very impatient and hasty character. I certainly didn't have the patience to accumulate money with piggy banks, and I usually forgot them before filling. A moneybox is a bit of a mystery.
All-Italian story of how to find good knives
When I was a girl in Japan, I often used the Santoku knife to help my mother in the kitchen. When I think about it now, the Santoku seems dangerous to a girl's little hands, but I don't remember my mother ever telling me "knives are dangerous, don't use them" or "watch out for knives". My strange experience with blades came after I arrived in Italy.
A long way to buy felt slippers
People at my hotel used them in their private space, and the felt seemed so warm and soft. The red and blue velvet of the hem was so elegant that immediately caught my eye. The travel slippers I had brought from Milan seemed terribly cheap, and I thought I would like to have a pair.