173 SUQQU eyeshadows will be replaced in January

SUQQU current no.2
Takeda fox fan brush

(SUQQU eyeshadow no.2 and Takeda fox fan brush)

Hi Everyone,

SUQQU Designing eyeshadows will be renewed inJanuary.

The price will be a little more expensive than the current 8160 yen.

It will be 8400 yen.

SUQQU will replace the current products with new ones.

Please let me know if you are interested in buying them.

I can buy 133 and 134 limited eyeshadow as well.




Life in Tokyo gets back to almost normal.
People wear a mask, almost 100%.

I sometimes go to cafe to work with a computer.
Many people are working at cafe, and it is encouraging to watch them.

Today, I was at cafe again.
Ladies in their 70’s (?) were enjoying a conversation.
They were saying that :

‘We are not worried about the corona virus much these days. Everyone wears a mask and doctors are good in general. “

They are planning to go to Hawaii or Okinawa together without their husbands.
(Their husbands retired and stay home, I guess)

They enjoy life !

How about their husbands?
In Japan, it is said that men, after retiring from work, don’t enjoy life as much as women.
Women join a community outside work, and they enjoy the community while men don’t know other communities than their workplace.

I think it is true.


I belonged to a big gym before, and I was told by a gym worker that many women stayed all day and went out as a group after a gym.

Men exercise alone.

Japanese husbands have several nicknames.

It is funny, but it also tends to be true.

‘One coin husband’
The biggest coin in Japan is 500 yen (5 USD), and husbands go to Yoshinoya Gyudon(beef donburi) fast food chain, for a 500 yen lunch while their wives enjoy 2000 yen lunch with their friends.

‘Seven – Eleven’
It is a convenience store name but in Japan, some husbands are called Seven Eleven.
Husbands work from 7 to 11 pm so that their wives have free time at home.

‘ATM Bank machine’
Wives can withdraw money when they need it, but they don’t usually need it.

All are jokes ( or maybe real for some couples) but it speaks well about the situation.

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Those ladies next to me might have noticed that I was smiling subtly and writing this blog.
I felt their eyes were directed to me.

Thank you for reading!

Toshiya

Tokyo Lockdown ? Maybe soon

Hi Everyone,

This weekend was quiet.

Usually, all parks are flooded with people during the sakura season.

With heavy snow and the Corona virus, Tokyo was quiet.

Even Hachi wears a mask.

It was sakura in full bloom on Friday but it snowed on Saturday…

I know I have to work on YouTube more, LOL. I cannot make  a change from comment-off to comment-on.

Rumor has it that Tokyo will be locked down from April 1.

If locked down, the department stores will be closed as well as other shops and restaurants.

But mail order should work. Brushes from Kumano should arrive at Tokyo as well.

Here is an update of the international mail.

https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2020/0319_01_en.html

If I cannot take an order for any particular brush or makeup products, I will let you know.  Please ask me.

I can keep your products till you are comfortable if you want)

 

Thank you for reading!

Toshiya

Japanese people prefer to live poorly?

Hi Everyone, 

I read an interesting article about why the Japanese don’t talk about money in public. 

Japanese don’t tend to talk about money. That is true.

Money is not a subject that good people want to talk about. It is ethically believed.

In Japan, the school doesn’t teach kids what money is. 

It is a beauty that people work hard even though they don’t get rich. 

You may know ‘Oshin.’  It is a TV program of NHK that a poor girl works so hard, lives her life vigorously and gets over all kinds of difficulties.

That has been a good role model in Japan. 

This mentality dates back to 400 years ago, according to one source.

It was the Warrior era where many samurai’s fought to govern Japan. 

All kinds of people could be a ruler. Toyotomi, the winner, was a farmer before being a disciple of Nobunaga Oda. 

In 1584, Nobunaga, a revolution fighter, was killed in Kyoto by his disciple, called Akechi.

Ieyasu Tokugawa, a Nobunaga’s alliance, was staying in Osaka with only a few people so he needed to run from the Akechi army. He gave up on surviving once. This picture is from a TV drama where Tokugawa decided to die.

but, he miraculously managed to go back from Osaka to his town near Nagoya, going through mountains.

On his way back,  Tokugawa was attempted to kill by not only his enemy but farmers who wanted money. 

This experience became the basis of how he governed Japan. 

He wanted Japanese people to have little money and live poorly ( or frugally )!

He closed the country to the world for 300 years. 

He divided the society into 4 classes (samurai, farmer, artisan, and merchant ) and prohibited them from moving. 

He made other lords live poorly to establish a system called Sankin Kotai. Sankin Kotai (参勤交代) makes lords come and see Shogun in Edo(Tokyo) every other year. 

Those lords got poor by spending a big money on bringing many people to Tokyo. This spending was a strategy to get rid of money from lords who might decide to fight against Tokugawa.

So,

This is the basis for the mentality to work and live poorly. 

It still works under the contemporary Japan. 

This theory makes sense to me. 

Thank you for reading!

Toshiya