Date Joined: October 3, 2020
Last Online: December 2, 2020
Birthday: February 19
I had my computer trouble, but I can see swap-bots in several ways right now, so browsing swap bot pages and sending and receiving messages will be okay , although a few steps needs. Chrome, Safari, Chrome for smartphones, Safari. It seems that you need to buy a new computer. It is very small on a smartphone, but it is displayed correctly.Thank you
I would like to select a few swaps to participate in. I like swap bots, I have the feeling of wanting to continue half , the feeling of wanting to take a break half.
Hello, I am Mina.
Thank you for looking at my profile.
I live in a place with a lot of nature in Tokyo. I'm Japanese and have lived in Japan for a long time, but I stayed in Paris several times when I was a student. Other foreign countries I have been to are Belgium and Israel. I do knitting, cartennage, paper crafts, cloth flowers and so on. I like polite handicrafts.
I worked for an advertising agency and worked on copywriting and other jobs. I also worked as a wedding bouquet and corsages creator and teacher with cloth flowers. Now I want to enjoy swapping during my medical treatment.
（For various reasons I may be a little sick. If you like, please share your energy with me. :) :) ）
2020/12/11 It doesn't matter, but about a month after I started swap bots, I used up one ink pen. Hahaha
I really like to please people. I am good at sending cards and letters and choosing gifts, and sometimes I am surprised, to said "Why did you find what I wanted?" by my friends. I imagine her life and look for gifts, and it seems to be I have the talent to guess what she needs and what she is looking for !
I have no children, but I have a 4-year-old twin nephew and niece, always thinking about them and looking for something they might like.
I will do my best to make your swap.
I'm sometimes forgetful. If you suspect I have forgotten something, please contact me to remind me of it. And in the unlikely event that if I send it to the wrong address. --Of course, I check many times to prevent that from happening. But I'm a little worried when I send something to many people at once.
I always send on time or before. The mail is delayed overall in covid, but I will tell you if I hear the delay information from a postal worker. rest assured. If you do not receive it even if it is scheduled, please send me a message first. :)
There are no stamps for overseas in Japan. There is no concept of one stamp.Therefore, I will use an aerogram or combine multiple stamps.
=====【important】===== Dear Swap Hosts: I can send mail overseas most countries in the West. Few countries do not accept mail from Japan. But there seems to be such a thing in a few countries.Here is the latest list of countries that can and cannot send mail from my country Japan.（translated in English） I would appreciate it if you could use it as a reference for partner allocation. https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html
=====【important2】===== Dear swap partners:
Please do not send such as: White powder of unknown origin, seeds, etc. (things that should not be sent internationally--yes, I received a mysterious white powder without any memo or note. These must be returned to customs. Hmm.Please do not send anything that give trouble me. I thank you.)
====What I don't currently personally receive (and are often swapped):======
・What to put on the skin
(including soap and shampoo,etc. Because of my very sensitive skin.)
(Because of the gastrointestinal disorders that plague me. Also there are a lot of candies at home now. If one or two, I will try to. Something high calorie drink like a Hot chocolate is welcome because I can't eat.)
·Ordinary Tea or Chamomile tea
(I have a lot of tea at home because I can only drink but eat. --As an aside, I currently weigh only 36kg (79lb 6oz). height is 160cm (it's about 5feet 3inch). This is the weight of the child ...If you thought send me a tea, it's an alternative-a drink, like hot chocolate with high calories is welcome, or something not on the listed below, teas in my house. Postcards and stickers are nice alternatives to tea.)
I am allergic to plants of the Gramineae and Asteraceae families. Therefore, I avoid chamomile tea as much as possible.
・ Puffy sticker （I recently received some, but I don't know how to use them...)
Favorite music ... it's hard to answer. I liked listening to '90s music, Shibuya-kei, and club music, and danced at a club where my friends played DJ. I like music that makes me want to dance. I also like movie music such as Michel Legrand. I like R & B, soul, jazz, but I don't listen to rock music very much. Currently, I support a band where a young friend acts as a vocalist. It's a very cool music band, her performance is excellent and she's my soulmate.
I have made various things so far. Paper crafts, cloth flowers, corsages, bouquets, cartennages, knitting, dressmaking, beading or beading embroidery, Aromatherapy-craft, Stamp made with an eraser. etc.
I also have those materials such as fabrics, paper, washitapes, ribbons and lace and more. I will be able to send some of them.
I don't make it myself, but my favorite craft: Accessories made of glass / embroidery / tatting lace / oya / embroidery, cross-stitch, etc./metal engraving / ceramics / Letterpress printing / Paper-cutting design/etc.
I really like the museum and the time I spend there.(When I was a student, I worked part-time as a at a museum near my university and french library at Tokyo.) I especially like contemporary and modern art, 19th and 20th century east to west european arts and crafts, including turkish.
When I like fashion and choose clothes, I sometimes choose clothes because I like textiles and their designs as well as silhouettes. For example, mina perhonen. However, although fast fashion has become more popular these days, I try to combine it so that it doesn't look cheap.
I love Palladium waterproof sneaker.
I like artistic things.and prefer "Quality over quantity" :)
Glass crafts, fragrance of Guerlain Aqua Allegoria series and Diptyque, textile of mina perhonen(especially early collection),
nature, sky and clouds, Japanese four seasons, also like Unfamiliar foreign landscapes and small things.
Delicate decorations, entertaining things, amazing things, entertaining people.
Pureness, Innocence. and things based on it.
All people that are treated equally with love.
Responds to tricolor color.
I wouldn't be able to live without tea, coffee, sweets and bread.(But now I only have tea with milk and hot milk chocolate...)
Above all, I want my heart to be calm. I don't want any troubles or conflicts.I absolutely hate it.
-- Scroll to the bottom to my wish list. Thank you.--
Thanks for checking this, and if not sending me anything I don't want to receive, I would be happy :) :) :)
・Childish things (even if they are for children, really good things are nice for adults too, like a picture book that has been popular for a long time.)
・Horror, Scary, creepy(ex. scary halloween)
・odds and ends (Yes,I received it too much. I think it's okay to decline.)
・Scattered very small things (confetti, sequins, etc.).
・Coarsely made or treated as such. （I would be grateful if the paper or stickers you choose would not get wet, broken or bent. I can't send a bent sticker to anyone or use it in a letter. If not, I'll try to make good use of it, but I hope don't have to. When I open the enverope, I might be a little sad when I find out that the contents of the envelope have been thrown roughly.）
Poor quality stickers ----Hmm I don't want to write this, but I've received a lot of lower quality ones than Japanese 100-yen shops such as Daiso and I don't want to receive any more. I am happy to receive if it is Daiso's, but please refrain from quality below Daiso? And I don't know also why I have to write this. Hmm...
・Caracter's goods ( I don't know what to do with this...)
・For example, poisonous colors, Horror...But poisonous cuteness is acceptable. I sometimes love such things. :) :) :)
（However, this is difficult to understand, so if you are not confident, it seems that it is better to not send it.）
・Coin(Unless you teaches me how to use it in an interesting way)
・Heart shape(Unless it's a very nice and cool and adorable design)
・do not want "reward" or "teacher stickers"(A kind friend told me to add this to my profile :)
・Lies and liars.
・Anything that could hurt me or anyone else.
・There are few colors I don't like, but I like clear colors, deep colors, and watercolor colors. (pure color except vintage)
I'm Japanese, but I'm not very familiar with Japanese anime and anime characters, sorry.
I'm allergic to metals, so I can't wear accessories that use non-precious metals.But items that do not come into direct contact with the skin (brooches, etc.) are okay. :) :)
I am not good at smoking and smelling cigarettes.
---I'm basically willing to accept if what you have choose seriously for me. However, I have to avoid increase things that I don't really want or need, mainly for my family. (Because my house is small ) Thank you.---
something what my little heart to be crushed.
I can be hurt by unfriendly words and deeds. I absolutely hate it.
when I see something I don't like, I think I have the right not to give a heart. Thank you.
On TV, I often watch Japanese TV dramas. I don't have many chances to watch variety shows. I don't really like news programs these days. Because there is a lot of unfortunate news.
I used to like movies and watched them a lot. When I was a student, I used to watch French movies a lot. Nouvelle Vague movies, like Truffaut, Godard, etc. When I was in France, I liked watching Japanese movies with French subtitles. I still watch movies. I also like the stories of Ghibli anime and Disney movies.
I used to read books most often when I was in junior high school and high school. I read various books, studied to become a librarian or a curator of a museum, and have a qualification as a librarian. Unfortunately, I don't have much chance to read because of my illness. It is sad.
Now, I still like picture books. Dick Bruna's Miffy book is the first picture book I've been pleased with since I was born. Others include Eric Carle, Taro Gomi, and Ed Enbury.
--I will update it when my favorite things change.And it seems that we need to sort out a little.--
It's important, so I'll write it twice. "Quality over quantity"
--So that you don't worry too much if you don't have one in these wishlists. Then you can do what you can and share it with me. I know that the world I see is not everything. Knowing the world you have is one of my favorites :)
--I would be happy if at least I had a heartfelt letter to share with me. And I would be happier if I learned through swap that you had a little effort for me. :) :) :)
These may look disjointed. But all that can be said is delicate, elaborate, adorable, innocent, transparent, love, all of which is great, but if there are more than one of them. I am very happy.
Right now, I'm mainly collecting things that are useful for paper crafts. And adorable postcards. Decoration paper, beautiful pattern paper, masking tape(washi tape, --normal type is left over, so I hope a little bit unusual or rare type), rubber stamps(esp.I Hope it.), stickers(For scrapbooking or decoration use only), pen,sealing wax and Brass stamps,Ephemera( But I still don't fully understand what it looks like) etc. I use them to make a letter according to the recipient and the season, If I have time to spare :)
・***Adorable postcards-- It's like having adorable paintings and illustrations trapped in a postcard. I will love them.
（This is my "Kawaii" or 「Adorable」.）
If it's a photo, I prefer the one with nice processing.
(It is a work of my favorite photographer.)
・*** decorated envelope--I'm excited when I receive the decorated envelope.If you like to decorate envelopes, please do so with the envelopes addressed to me.I am happy to receive it. :) :)
・***Washi of Glass bottle design(by kamoi/mt ex)--- Currently out of print and not available. I'm looking for something similar. each glass bottle was hight 5-6 centimeter width 3cm.
I am looking even for a snow dome pattern similar type, or its rubber stamp or translusent sticker.
・***Vellum paper sticker--Semi-transparent transparent Washi type sticker--First I received a sticker with die-cut translucent plants and delicate illustrations. I was very happy with it, I think it's probably Vellum paper.
・***Sticker made of tracing paper---Something that can be contained inside.
・***Embroidery--- Embroidered handkerchief,such as cross-stitch, or pouch or placemat, or Other embroidered cloth accessories,might be postcard, --- If you like to do embroidery, please send me your nice work! I love embroidered cloth very much.
・***small Miffy's item ( Miffy is my starting point. I stamp a small Miffy, after writing my name on a letter or note.)
・***Rubber stamps or clear stamps -- If it is a thing, I want this most. I love rubber stamps. There aren't many cute stamps other than reward or name stamps on sale, so my rubber stamps don't increase easily. If you have don't use it anymore, please send it to me. :) :) :) If you have a cool or adorable rubber stamp to wouldn't like to send to me, push it onto a little piece of paper and share it with me. :) :) :)
2020/22/25 the kind swap partner really sent me a clear stamp !(and also sealing wax !) I'm thankful so I write it here . I send in return for it. :)
・***something what Based on the traditional and ethnic culture of your country.-- something with a unique culture and historical pattern of the country. I love European folk costumes and Knitting patterns etc.
・***Stencil pattern--I have a watercolor set, but I don't have a drawing heart. Lol. I want to utilize the watercolor set. (My grandfather is a painter and has a few relatives artists and their eggs. Unfortunately, painting talent didn't seem to be passed on to me ...)
・**Envelope template -- I don't have it yet. I draw by myself, but I think it might be convenient if I have it because drawing is troublesome.
・***Address Label --- I may need to make a label with my address printed on it. I'm investigating how to make it ...
・**Handwritten notes and letters --- To be honest, ssometimes I can't read the letter I received. Still, I am happy with the handwritten letter.(Please write so that I can read if you want a heat.)
・*Postal Stamps--If you send me a postcard, I would be grateful if you could put a beautiful stamp of your country on it. (I do it too. - In the case of aerograms, all stamps are the same. sorry. However, it seems that the japanese postman recognizes that aerograms are most addressed to overseas...The aerogram never returned to me by mistake.The airmail I sent was sent to me twice by mistake at the post office.and I had have to resend them. and I learned when I use aerograms, they are not returned mistakenly to me .)
*ATC- -I'm still not sure what ATC is. If you send me any ATC I will understand what ATC looks like. But I don't have ATC, so I can't participate in ATC swaps. I would like to know what ATC is and its appeal. ：）
What I'm really happy about when I got it:
☆☆☆ **Heartfelt message / ***letter / ***That you are pleased with receiving my swap / **happy mail / **Beautiful or Adorable illustrated postcards / ** Fantastic, translunary, photo postcards / **adorable rubber stamps / *decoration paper (B5 to A4 size, In other words, the size that can make stationery and envelopes) / Interesting paper / ☆☆☆adorable and elaborately illustrated sticker (flat) / *beautiful color new ink pad / *masking tape (washi tape) of my favorite motifs.( I am excited to see what kind of tapes are sent from overseas-. But made in Japan also welcome :) :) I like mt(kamoi) and roundtop(especially yano design) etc.
☆☆☆I like motifs like this: Nature---*leaf / ***flowers(Photorealistic)/ ***bouquet design / ****19th century botanical art (or reproductions thereof) / forest /Trees or stumps / **berry / *fruits / **forest animals (hedgehogs, squirrels, rabbits, cats, etc.)
Vintage--- ***grass bottle / *sewing tools / **knitting/ *stationery about snailmail /etc.
(The combination of vintage and nature is one of the most favorite motif. and also It is one of the things that is hard to get in Japan.)
☆☆☆***Cute and adorable---Cute or adorable illustrations of picture books, of the world,Paintings adorable depicting children. adorable drawn animals, peoples, etc.
I love *Handwritten patterns / **Letterpress printing / *Embossed design.
I prefer handwritten patterns to mechanical patterns.
For Washi tape ( as called maste in Japan), continuous patterns are good, but I tend to more prefer designs that can separate the patterns one by one.
I'm interested in *Tim Holtz and *Graphic 45.
I like new things, but I also like the design 100 years ago because it feels new for me.（ The Vienna Modern Exhibition at NACT in Japan was wonderful ! ）
Favorite textile design: Cath kidston,** mina perhonen(of Akira Minagawa), liberty print, *William morris etc.（ I don't collect cloth now, so I love their textile design or ready-made clothes.）
I like *cute or *cool design,** adorable illustration but "kawaii" may not be so ...? (although they are all kawaii in Japan ... What's the difference ??? ) I have many cute stickers and paper items and I love them ! They are kawaii !(However, I think there are too many kawaii in Japan.Or it's clerical. I wish there were more nice designs for adults.)
------what I am "Not" need is : copy paper, office note paper, and ordinary notebooks are left over ! and they are Always available :) :)
Ribbon, race, 6mmsequins, are also left over.
Halloween items I do not use them for myself.
It's okay for you to put glitter sticker to express your world to my swap. However, I don't use glitter stickers myself. (I like glitter discreet or matte luster..)
-----About tea, I will write about it here because it seems necessary when participating in a tea swap.( if it's extra goodie, I would appreciate something that is not tea. It's Adrable postcard are welcome)-----
・Favorite tea type: I drink Japanese tea(especially Matcha with milk), roasted green tea, Tasteful and fragrant black tea,(with milk) , spiced tea, chai, Chinese tea, chocolate, coffee, with milk and honey, and fruit tea of dry fruit pieces, and Earl Gray is Okay. A love adorable package of a Japanese tea shop called Karel Chapek. I love Starbucks Soi Latte. I like to drink strawberry tea with milk and honey. I like fruit tea, but artificial flavored tea may not be drunk because of sensitive of artificial flavor. For fruit tea, I prefer fruit-only tea without black tea.
--I have several kind of tea from Karel Chapek Tea Shop in Kichijoji, Tokyo Japan. I would like to exchange this Karel Chapek's for only someone I can trust.--
・Want to try tea type: I want to try **tea for Christmas, *Caffeineless(decafe) coffee drip pack.
*Tea in a beautifully designed package is also welcome. (I will enjoy the design.)
The following teas are at home now, so I'm grateful for anything else. (and can also send these teas to you if they are in stock.)
English breakfast, English No.1,white tea with orange(not packeged), Earl Gray (decaf), Lady Gray (Twinning's), apple, peach & passion, lemon, lemon & ginger, mango, vanilla, Chai, mixed berry, rose hip & cherry, Rooibos tea, Rooibos & cinnamon, Rooibos & chai, oolong tea, lemon (decaf), apple (decaf) Chamomile & Lemongrass, Strawberry, Sakura, Ume, Sencha, Sencha with Matcha, Hojicha, Oolong Tea, Pu'er Tea, Jasmine Tea, hatomugi tea, Ginger burdock tea,Caramel,etc.
about allergic: I'm allergic to peanuts, and smoke of cigarettes, or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
I can't eat almost anything now because of severe gastrointestinal disorders. I'm sorry for the food related things, until it get well. But I really love eating ...
My skin is so sensitive that I can't find any suitable cosmetics.
Thank you for reading and be happy swapping :) :)
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