Thursday, August 8, 2013

Meishi Holder

Business cards (meishi) are very important in Japan.  When someone gives you his card, you take it with both hands and look at it. If you take it with one hand and immediately tuck it away, you can offend the person giving you the card.  Sometimes the card will have Japanese on one side and English on the other. If it doesn't have English on one side, I make a little note on it so I can later tell whose card it is.

Back about the middle of May, I attended a quilt show in Sapporo and bought a little kit to make an applique cover to hold business cards. It came with all the little pieces to make the project.

It didn’t come with directions in English, but it did come with a picture of the finished piece.

I hope to be able to finish it just by looking at the photo.  I think I’m off to a good start.


Margaret said...

That is so cute. Amazing how pictures and common sense transcend language barriers isn't it?

Queeniepatch said...

Margaret is so right, illustrations, gestures, guess work, common sense, a spoonful of optimism and there are few language barriers.
This card holder is very cute.