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December 6th, 2009 at 06:30 PM
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December 16th, 2009 at 03:49 AM
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Thanks a lot! that has been a huge help! At the moment I am in Europe, so I couldn't ask at store for Noshigami, and your link has functioned perfect and the seibo gift is on the way to japan ;)

Yes, I could send the package without it, but I find it much more nice and meaningful to follow the Japanese custom.

A sincere thank you,


December 15th, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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The template only works only if you can print it out color. If you don't have a color printer, do not use black and white Mizuhiki. Black and white Mizuhiki is only for mourning occasions.

And here's another way, if you bought a gift at a department store, you can ask for Noshigami by saying "お歳暮なんですけど・・・"-I'm sending this to someone as a year end gift."

If I were you and if I were sending a gift to my friend, I wouldn't bother putting Noshigami though. :wink:

I hope this information helps.:wink:

December 15th, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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Miyajima -san


I hope this helps.

December 15th, 2009 at 04:14 AM
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Hello Mayumi-san & JapanesePod team-san,

I wish to send an Oseibo present to a friend in Tokyo. I have read in Internet about the appropriate wrapping, but I cannot find here to buy it. What do you advise to me? Would be appropriate to print a page with Noshigami and Mizuhiki, where to write oseibo and my name? If so, do you know any site where from I could print a page withe appropriate noshigami (as I have seen different colours used for the folded noshi for Oseibo, I think depending of the region?)

Genuinely thank you!

Arigatou gozaimashita!


December 8th, 2009 at 02:38 PM
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If you bring something it's difficult to get in Japan or a local gift, that would be great! I think you don't have get an expensive gift. :wink:

December 7th, 2009 at 02:04 AM
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I'm going to Japan in the summer, and staying with a friend and her family for nearly two months. I know that I need to get my friend's parents a gift for letting me stay so long, but I'm not sure exactly what would be appropriate. Anybody know anything helpful?