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Japan and Mother's Day

thinking sharply of the wife


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So its 25 days remaining and oh man can I feel the excitement building up. I’ve watched probably a hundred or more YouTube video’s pertaining to everything from where to find good Ramen, to walkarounds in Shinjuku, Chibuya, Haneda Airport, etc…

Just the other day I collected everything that I am going to need and put them into a single location. The Passport, JR Rail ticket, the Plane Tickets, and of course, a wad of Japanese Yen. One of the best solutions to spending I’ve found is that its best to pay cash. That way… with a little math and planning, you will know exactly what you can afford.

I also packed some emergency cash as well. This is “Oh S***” money for unseen problems, or troubles. One of the things that I plan to do during this visit, is pick up my wife’s Mother’s Day gift. To that end, I did a little searching and I think I found the perfect item!
In Japan, at a few places in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, there are specialty knife makers. These knives are considered the finest in the world. Damascus steel, hand-forged (not machine), and sharpened to a degree she’s never even heard of.

I contacted one of the makers of these knives and am getting a very special deal. He is even going to etch her name in the blade. OK… so I know what some of you might be thinking… why a knife? The answer is simple: my wife can’t stand flowers or chocolates. She isn’t a fan of diamonds either. She likes things that she can use, things that are practical. So… because she loves cooking, and preparing meals and the like; I can think of no better special gift than a handmade and personalized knife that is one of the sharpest in the world.

I know its going to set me back quite a bit (cost is not cheap at all, but was concluded over the phone), but to me its worth every penny. This isn’t some knife she’ll be able to find on Amazon (although I know she could get knives like this one). This is something from a guy who sells them out of a stall, but is actually world-renowned by chefs. Gordon Ramsey probably has knives like these, but that would be expected… he’s a world famous chef and he’s rich. I’m not famous, and I’m not rich, and certainly no one in my world has anything like it. Therefore: it’s a good gift!

Posted by tmulcahey 10:40 Archived in USA Tagged tokyo travel vacation hotel shopping shinjuku knife

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