Instead of the sharp metal clips that may accidentally hurt or the annoying plastic thread which you have to cut off and breaks into two which more often than not you end up not being able to find either piece , it uses a soft paper sticker to tape the socks together. This is to keep the products protected from any external factors during storage and prior to selling. This is to deter the products from being opened prior to purchase and being contaminated with any airborne chemicals.
I like the care they put into their products especially for our fragile little humans. Something so so small that seems insignificant, but I find endless inspiration from little things in life like this. And yes, MamyPoko!! Having most of the things in my home Japan-quality and after using Japanese products for so many years, I truly believe that when science and technology are guided by a heart that sincerely cares, the results will be special and inspiring.
There are so many mindblowing products I have encountered based on this concept! And because of this desire to care, a diaper that is effortlessly convenient for mommies and reassuringly comfortable for the babies is born. Babies feel happier because they are in better comfort.
And how do we know this? MamyPoko Air Fit is also designed to fit your growing baby at different stages. I thought that as long as it absorbs well and maybe look slightly cute, a diaper has done its job enough. And designing the perfect diaper takes more than just good absorption and attractive designs. So much scientific research and caring thoughts were put into making sure that every minute that the baby stays in the diaper is comfy and happy.
I want to thank everyone who has ever helped design good things that help make my life happy and convenient. Japanese dedication to providing ever-improving high quality products just never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for teaching me a new Japanese word today, Cheesie!
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I love this post! I hope SG school will teach these small little gestures to our next generations. Yes I hope so too, and I think SG is doing great. I love your sharing series and enjoyed learning more about japan and her culture through your daily life experiences. Do blog more about it! I bought smth from this shop then sudd the cashier gave me a big bag so that i can put all the stuff that im carrying into 1 single bag. I was so freaking touched by it because i bought 1 small box of pastry but she gave me a big paper bag? Im so amazed by japanese ppl!
Cant wait to go back! Please do go back!! Actually I think they are super smart to do that because you know why? I love the concept of Omoiyari! I guess this is the word that embodies something that I always adore about Japan. I hate being inconsiderate or troubling others while others seem having no problem doing that lol.
Thank you for sharing Cheesie! We feel upset nt visiting Japan yearly nw we head to Japan 2x a yr.
E culture of being considerate is juz awesome. Yes I think SG has many awesome people like you and your husband!! I enjoyed reading this post — to learn particularly about this word — omoiyari. Love japan loads! Thank you Eva. And warm tap water omg. I really took it for granted cuz it's so normal, until I had to wash my hands with ice cold water during winter XD.
Thank you for sharing. The first time I went there with my BF I was shock at how the ryokan always have amazing selection of amenities! I saw the one you posted in your I think Tohoku? Please blog more so that I can bookmark all your post when I visit next! Thanks for remembering! I remember I went to Muji in Japan and bought some something very small that only costed around plus yen. I was really grateful at her small gesture for noticing details like this. In California, Asians, especially chinese immigrants, have a bad reputation for being super cheap and inconsiderate while also being very demanding.
Like they are the type to go to an all you can pick fruit orchard and pick a ton of fruit, eat a ton of it, and then walk out without paying for a single piece of fruit.
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My husband worked at a car dealership and one time, a bus full of Chinese tourists pulled up and were loitering while they waited for refueling. All the aunties and uncles invaded the dealership and drank all the free coffee, took all the complimentary bottles of water and fruit, and trashed the restroom — they even had the thick skin to ask for test drives of the most expensive cars for fun! So because of that, I try to be a lot more courteous and polite to dispel those negative stereotypes. Hi Amy, thank you so much for sharing. But for me personally the only way I could pull myself away from a negative bad spiral is to keep on reminding myself to be grateful for the things I still have in my life, and that it could have been worse.
Little things. One step at a time. One day at a time. I was shopping in Shibuya, and was carrying many paper bags. And I only bought a few items from Muji not even yen I believe. This level of omoiyari is unbelievable, and I see it every time I visit Japan. Thank you for sharing Eiko! Another comment about Muji, so it must be a really thoughtful company.
I have written a few so far: 1. The Meaning of Itadakimasu 2. The Meaning of Mottainai 3. The Meaning of Umami These are some of my favorite too. First, what is Omoiyari? Let me illustrate a few examples of Omoiyari that I have encountered that left deep impressions in me… 1. Genius chair storage Discovered this in my trip to Japan a few weeks ago. Rain cover for Geta traditional clogs for kimono wear I blogged about this in my previous blog post during my visit to Kanazawa. Tidying up your table in restaurants This stretches beyond just putting back the food tray in fast food chains.
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The awesome packaging Japanese packaging are so awesome that I wrote a blog post about it. MamyPoko designs And yes, MamyPoko!! Sakura trying to help Stella Lou put on a new diaper before putting her to bed.
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Japanese teachers have an emic cultural vocabulary for conceptualizing such peripheral participation, including the terms gyarari gallery , gaiya outfielders , seken the generalized audience , and mawari no ko the children around. Our analysis suggests that Japanese preschool teachers believe that in responding to children's fights their goal should be to give not only the protagonists but the class as a whole opportunities to experience emotions and to cultivate a sense of collective responsibility for events in their classroom community. Volume 39 , Issue 2. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account.
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