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This is how I celebrated the 4th!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ejmpnu92, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Last week, I received as a gift, from a coworkers PIL a Japanese fan. They are Japanese and were visiting for a short vacation. The fan has an image of Mt. Fuji (see first pic)
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    and here are the supplies:
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    And this is how it turned out
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    Glad it was a nice weekend.
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Was probably made for the Japanese, in China.

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  3. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Secret ninga weapon.
     
  4. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Nope, actually Japanese made.

    However, it was more about the thought that counts and where it came from, considering, the PIL came from Japan for the visit. For some reason, gifting is very important to them.
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Next time tell them to bring a geisha if they insist on gifting..........
     
  6. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Ok, geez guys. These folks were just nice. I have helped out their family, my coworker and his wife. It was a courteous thing they did and all I did was show it back in kind.
     
  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I think it is totally cool. In Japan giving a gift is an horonable thing. But when you honor the gift in display in your home, you increase the honor of the house who gave the gift.
    In english -- You did AWESOME
     
  8. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Thanks Mark!
     
  9. breakthru

    breakthru Saint Helens New Member

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    Thats a really cool gift.
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I was being sarcastic of course, no offense intended. I admire the Japanese and their respectful society. My two boys are half Japanese so you can see how far my admiration goes. :bluelaugh:
     
  11. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    Make sure if you see them again to give them gifts, multiple gifts are better.
    Rare snacks and what not usually goes well. Don't expect them to open it after you pass it over. There is a whole method to this process.
     
  12. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Display looks very professional. Looks way better than the nail on the wall that I do. Excellent work.
    Mike
     
  13. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    @ ASP---Fortunately the PIL's saw the fan displayed before the left for Japan. Highly doubt I will ever see them again, this was a once of a lifetime trip for them. But if I go to Japan, I will make sure I am fully prepared. My coworker keyed me into some of the gift giving things. The only thing I could give them on such short notice was to display it.

    @ bruzer---Thank you. Was trying for the contrast of the black and white, think it turned out well.

    @ Trlsmn---Its all good. Yeah, guess you do have admiration!
     
  14. soulrider

    soulrider Aloha/Beaverton Member

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    Nice job on that frame box... Where I work we have forestry professionals from all over the world come and study, to learn more about our forests and what can help them in theirs. One thing I have noticed is the Asian cultures like to give gifts to their hosts, or people associated with such. and when you visit their country gifts are a good thing they show respect and admiration. Personally I think the Aussies we have had are some of the coolest most laid back people. Thats just my opinion though.......
    Once again I love the box, and I know you made them very happy to display their gift in your home.
    Soul