Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Here it is. i bought my first piece of Japanese furniture. Well kind of anyway. I finally went into a shop that had caught my eye in Yanai to discover it was a kind of antique shop. Yeah. The first things to catch my eye were the sewing boxes that were scattered around the shop. The lady kindly explained that they were sewing boxes for making kimonos. Cool. Now my Mum bought one of these type boxes in Melbourne for a small fortune. I finally decided on the box pictured above. It is made from black persimmons wood and cost me a whole 2000 yen (about $22 Australian). Just some perspective - mum's cost about 8 times that. I wonder what I'll buy next?