Japan is a steady stream of gift sweets. Two days ago I went for a bow rehair and left with three small rabbit shaped cakes from a nearby prefecture as a gift from the shop owner. Yesterday was a lesson with Fukunari-sensei and it goes without saying that there would be a fine sweet, this time of a kinako variety. Today the librarian walked briskly up to me, arm outstretched offering a frozen cheese cake delight. All are beautifully and individually wrapped and shrouded in Japanese ritualistic mystery.
I go to America in a few days and would love to acquire some gift response to quickly remove the gifted onus, but there's nothing like it. A handful of Reese's? While few would say no, it doesn't quite have the same appeal. Beef jerky? I suppose I will just have to bear the burden of daily acquiring more delicious gift karma. What will it be tomorrow? From where will it come?