memory archive – day 1


A pretty bad picture of some nasty items. These are fridge magnets; advertising for a Tokyo plumbing company. When we found the first one of this collection in our letterbox we thought it was hilarious; a prime example of the other typical Japanese design aesthetics: make it loud and make sure that even the smallest bit of information that might be of relevance is on there; a migraine-trigger.

We put it straight onto our fridge and kept on doing so as those magnets kept on popping up in our letterbox. However, for a while now, walking past them, I’ve been bothered by the magnets. They are a plain eyesore and, even though those are a great memory of our bewilderment when first arriving in Tokyo, the happy couple should no longer invade our kitchen.

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