So, I needed more clothes, some more knitting and stuff from Aizu. I walked Dave through the process of looking for stuff in the apartment. He said that’s a huge pile on the bed and he had to pack them in the big ole red suitcase that used to belong to my sister. I told him to print the address of where I am staying in Sapporo , in Japanese, and go to the 7-11 store to send the bag through Takkyubin, courier service that is so useful here in Japan.
A bit later, he called to say “I think I sent it.” He speaks no Japanese and the girl at the 7-11 speaks no English. He just said Takyyubin and showed her the address, and paid 2000yen – about $20. Then I had the fear that he may have sent it to the Tokyo address instead of Sapporo but checking th epost code assured me that I should be getting it tomorrow.
Takkyubin is a service where one can send one’s suitcases to the airport, thus, avoiding the hassle of dragging your huge bag or bags through the train system to the airport or to your hotel anywhere in Japan. Very useful service and cheap! A friend sent her snowboard from Sendai on the island of Honshu to Hokkaido for $10! That’s by air too, as my suitcase.
The logo for this service is a mother cat carrying a baby cat. Liza sketched one – maybe she will let me put it on this blog.