I am selling a vast quantity of goods I brought back from Japan. I have promised myself by the end of April they will be out of my home even if I have to give away some items. Now I'm not posting about this here as an advertisement but rather because I don't want my few and patient readers to think I don't love Japan any longer if they stumble upon one of these sales posts.
I had a wonderful time collecting SCLATCH, PLASTIC, Dear Loving, LAID, Amaterase, Daigo Stardust, KiNG, SMAP, V6, Arashi, Hikaru Genji, Shounentai, L'Arc~en~Ciel, Gackt, Oikawa Mitsuhiro, Pool Bit Boys, KinKi Kids etc. goods, and wearing Japanese fashions and even farther back collecting Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailor Moon, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Mama wa Shougaku Yonnensei etc. goods but they no longer bring me joy. Rather they are sitting in boxes taking up space. That isn't to say I never listen to Japanese music, I do. The songs are on my iPod, my computer and a flash drive I take to work every day. I do not however need to have every single ever released by 50 different Japanese performers. (I exaggerate, but not by much.)
I am a firm believer in creating space for newness. It is time to clear out these objects to allow new loves and new adventures to take their place. I am keeping some mementos, fear not, but I don't need seven boxes or so of mementos. If you come to visit, Japan flavors much of my home so you will never wonder if I have forgotten a place so dear to my heart -- but today it's largely artwork, ceramics, tea utensils and the like instead of walls full of GACKT and Indies bands.
If you, dear reader, are interested in what will be going up for sale, here are my preliminary pictures: http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg65/Candied-sumire/. I have a lot more to photograph and am dithering about what to do with all the full-size CDs and DVDs which (in order to bring such a large number of them home) I put into CD wallets, stashed their paper inserts, and threw away the jewel cases. I'm also flummoxed by pricing everything so if you see something you want in amongst the photos; let me know and if you really want to endear yourself to your beleaguered friend, suggest a price as well. ^_^