Friday, February 5, 2010






This morning, I found one interesting envelope in our hostel's living room. I thought some of our guests bought this envelope to send a letter, but when he/she opens, he found out that it is not a normal envelope and left it in the living room.

Yes, this is a special envelope. Japanese will never use it to send a letter.
This envelope is called "Gobutsuzen" and this special envelope is used to wrap the condolence money for the person who has passed away.
But, we totally understand how our guest felt when he found this in the store. It looks just nice to send a letter in a Japanese nicely decorated envelope. So, don't worry! There are lots of things that you'll never understand in foreign countries. That's the way how you enjoy traveling to other countries, right?

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