Along our meandering honeymoon ramble, a spontaneous stop along the way – in an otherwise unremarkable corner of Ishikawa-ken at a 2nd hand shop – sparked two incidents.
The first was the purchase of a nearly perfect condition Olivetti Lettera 34 typewriter (note: the 33 and 35 are listed in Typewriter Database but the 34 is not as it is – perhaps – a Japan specific machine including a “¥ shift” key on the number row). Also noting UK Pound, various fractions and a margin release key.
Bought from the Granny shop owner for ¥2500 (about $22 US or $27 CDN) no haggling. (note: ribbon ordered as the one inside was dried out).
Formerly belonged to “A. Inayama” (according to the Dyno label).
Shipped it home to Okayama via Takayubin service without any additional packaging (they just put a tag on the handle and it arrived just fine).
The other incident was hopping a train at a tiny station which took us high into the mountains to catch another (open side) train which went up Kurobe Gorge with natural splendour and robust civil engineering works (shared elsewhere).