A friend/co-worker where DH works just returned from visiting family in Japan. Before he went, through a bit of a coordinated effort, I managed to get some books ordered. He returned today and I got my spoils. Yeah!
Let me just say these are more gorgeous in person then you could imagine. Well worth the effort and wait.
He also brought us a cat calendar. These are “nora” cats which the literal translation means “no owner.” However, I suspect that’s no entirely true (or true to a western definition) as they all look well fed and are wearing some really fancy bells.
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