I planned to post here at least once a week but time just ran out last week. I had a new shipment arrive which is always exciting but keeps me very busy - it would be easier if we had space to put everything! Takashi's already put out lots of old tools and I'm in the middle of putting out baskets, ceramic bells,kimono and tenugui stands, old print copies, little souvenir kokeshi, Ainu bear carvings, Daruma ornaments, small sets of drawers and other intersting odds and ends. My favourite things in this shipment are rolls of 'donsu' Japanese damask - these are just beautiful. I'll write more about donsu later today.