Another novel twelvemonth inwards Japan, agency some other stab at fukubukuro, or lucky handbag shopping! The gist of fukubukuro is heading to the mall on New Year’s Day, together with buying a handbag amongst unknown contents for a educate price. The contents of the handbag are a mystery, but are guaranteed to live on worth to a greater extent than than you lot paid. It’s such a fun custom, together with always a gamble! (For to a greater extent than explanation, banking concern gibe out my 2015 fukubukuro blog.)
We similar to become far early, because the practiced bags bring been known to sell out fast. And equally before long equally the mall doors open, it’s a mad dash to your favorite store!
Most stores bring bags at dissimilar toll points, to farther entice you.
The girls actually dearest all the excitement too!
Starbucks is 1 of the most pop bags to buy. I’ve heard they bring several drinkable gift cards, mugs, together with bags of coffee. But since I’m non much of a java drinker, I’ve never waited inwards work for this bag. You tin run into the work forming all the way downwards the mall hallway!
The girls rattling carefully weighed their options this year. I told them they could each pick out a handbag that was Y1,000 ($8.00) or less.
And hither nosotros are amongst our purchases, compass to open! Anticipation together with excitement are e’er high, merely similar Christmas morning!
Eva chose a handbag from Kiddyland, 1 of her favorite stores.
For Y500 ($4.00) she got loads of pilus accessories, which is what she was hoping for. Eva rated her experience rattling highly.
And Ella went amongst the handbag from Fancy Pocket, she specially liked the cute handbag it came in. Cute packaging gets me every time, too!
Ella’s handbag cost Y800 ($6.00), which had a bracelet, a few pilus accessories, together with don’t forget the cute bag! She was somewhat pleased amongst the purchase, but said she won’t go the pilus accessories. You win some, you lot lose some!
Now, on to my purchases. I got this handbag from my favorite Japanese goods store together with paid Y5,000 (about $42). I got a Sasicco woven handbag (worth $60 alone), privy salts, leather majority cover, umbrella (worth $10 alone), 2 washcloths, woven scarf, money purse, together with peel attention set. So, I’d state I in all probability got double the value on this handbag together with institute the materials to live on useful. So far, together with then good.
My adjacent bag, I had much to a greater extent than mixed feelings about. I went dorsum to the kitchen store where I had together with then much luck final year, together with this year? Not together with then much. I paid Y3,000 (about $25) together with got; 2 linen house mats, 2 insulated mugs that are much likewise modest to live on of whatever use, 2 wooden platters, which are the only redeeming items inwards this bag, together with a modest fondue set. Huge disappointment.
On to my final bag. Another handbag at the same kitchen store had the OXO logo, which I idea mightiness live on a practiced handbag because I similar their products. It cost Y3,000 (about $25) together with was total of rattling practical, useful items; a scrub brush, iii nutrient storage containers (two of which bring a special lid to croak on liquids from spilling), together with a modest herb/salad spinner. At to the lowest degree these were items that I volition use, together with then I was overall happy amongst this bag.
So, equally it goes amongst gambling, you lot win some you lot lose some. But fifty-fifty though most of these items are non things that I would walk into the store together with buy, nosotros bring had together with then much fun amongst this custom. I’m certain at that spot volition never live on a New Year’s Day inwards the time to come that nosotros don’t fondly speak nearly fukubukuro, disappointments together with all.