Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ito-ya, Ginza

No one does stationery quite like the Japanese. And here, at Ito-ya’s flagship store in Ginza, there are nine floors of it!

I was tempted to quote Firdausi (If there is a heaven on earth / It is here, it is here, it is here). But in truth, my feelings about Ito-ya are more akin to those of the haiku poet Bashō on beholding Matsushima:
Matsushima ah!
A-ah, Matsushima, ah!
Matsushima, ah!

5 comments:

Pratiti said...

A giant gems clips. Oh no. Ami just pagol hoye jachhi. :')

relativelytruthful said...

that cannot be a real haiku. is that allowed? one word and some exhaling, really? disappointment is imminent.

(WV - and i couldn't top this if i were lying - 'affal')

Spin said...

Oh boy.

Shrabasti Banerjee said...

Woaah.

Sroyon said...

@Pratiti: I heard they have a store in NY!

@rt: When you're as famous as Bashō, you make the rules.

@Spin, Shrabasti: Just so.