Why yes, we do accept telegrams here at Tsuchida cottage / No Time Machine required￼￼. #io
Postal mail is now making the journey across oceans successfully. As such, you are invited to send letters, cards, dossiers and packaged goodness to your forthcoming lil pal Ichiro Stanley Thorvald Olson.
+ Service +
Use your national postal service (assuming they are operational) and/or DHL (better for Japan then FedEx or UPS) or if available in your area, the fantastic “Yamato / Black Cat” courier service.
+ Coordinates +
c/o Dave, Ryoko
937-1 Tsuchida, Naka-ku
You can get fancy and print out this if desired #extracredit
If asked for a phone number, please use:
Ryoko Olson: +81 9075095064
+ Pro Tips +
When using national postal service for packages bigger than a card/letter, use the “Small Packet” option / saves money from “regular” airmail.
If sending books/magazines you can use “Printed Matter” service which again will save money (usually sent via Surface Air Lifted).
You will need to complete a customs declaration including assigning a value. Just add a nominal amount – *we know its priceless* but this is for customs duty, not insurance.
Of course, ensure you have a legible return address in case the system is thwarted by various apocalypse. We will do best efforts to let you know when your kind sentiments have arrived.
+ Notes +
“Due Date” is June 18th but he’s “fully baked” and could come at any time. All is healthy and within normal parameters. He is *very* active. We read and sing to him daily.
Current restrictions mean i (sadly / frustratingly) cannot be present at birth to support and assist dear 藤田良子 (Ryoko) but i can visit for an hour after he arrives :). Our great clinic is advocating on my behalf to the prefectural doctor’s board and hopefully this situation will change before he decides to say hello.
Ryoko’s bag is packed for a 5 day stay at the hospital (including her tea set and snacks) for rest and bonding in a cute tatami room. PS Also right now she’s outside planting seeds and arranging her tools in the the glorious tool shed.
Keep the cards and letters coming – all are enjoyed and appreciated.
Fondly from Tsuchida Cottage
Postal mail has been a little bit lean of late due to various restrictions and delays and whatnot but wow, the dam burst big-time with a remarkable packet from Lowell, Massachusetts containing a bonanza of Jack Kerouac ephemera and artifacts, along with a lovely handwritten letter compiled into a mini chap book.
There’s more to it than this humble snapshot can contain and taking my time to savour it all (and not shockingly, add stickers to suitcases and laptops).￼
Reciprocation underway but this is a hard one to match > Going to have to pull out all the skills.
Fantastically #grateful for all the mail and today, especially this one.
New @moo cards. Yes, they are awesome. I’ve done many batches and they seem to get better each time around.
This set is square with rounded corners with a “secret agent typewritten dossier” on rice paper envelope, with paper-clipped photo (from Nepal), and a few inky stamps on one side of the hearty matte finish paper… while the other side features various of my little paintings from not-so-secret locations around the world – each card in set of 100 has a different painting (or subset there of).
Do you wanna Moo? I can help you and you can get around $25 off your first order and/or shipping deals (hint, hint coz i get some kick-back to keep me in cards). They also make postcards, sticker books, letterhead and more more – i’ve ordered loads of their products and always great.
Another postcard bonanza (“bonanza” used again for pal in Dubai) from such remote areas and the ghost of Shackleton)
Ergo: assorted British Overseas territories (disputed) Falkland Islands, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, and Argentina on the way to Antartica.
Have some geography fun and track down these locations on a map and follow along the rambles of a fine Son of Vancouver.
Bonus: The Weakerthans sing about Shakleton (the explorer who’s influential book is pictured upon the black/white card) in Our Retired Explorer (Dines with Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961)