Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2021 10:22 am


Date Joined: February 20, 2013
Last Online: June 20, 2021
Birthday: January 31
Country: Japan
mail restrictions in Japan due to COVID19

About Me

Hello! I'm Ai and live in Kyoto, Japan with two cats.

I like reading books, and worked at a bookstore. What's your favorite book?

I like art appreciation and often go to museums and galleries. Which local museums would you recommend?

I'm active on Postcrossing (my username is tabisuruyuki).

Halloween is my favorite holiday!

Favorite Colors: pink, purple, orange, blue

Favorite Themes: travel, cats, letter

If you play Pokémon GO, feel free to write your trainer code on the card.

Stay safe and healthy!

Favorite postcards

I prefer a fully handwritten and stamped card without an envelope.

I like reading the cards I receive. Please date the card and write something about you and your country.

My favorite cards are:

・national costume

・local culture (festival, handicraft, embroidery, folk art, food, etc.)

・traditional sweets, Galette des rois

・airplane (commercial aviation only), airport, airlines ad, map, train, railway station

・US States map, US States flag, Greetings from Big Letters USA

・mail related (maximum card, mailbox, post office, postal museum, typewriter, USPS & PHQ card, etc.)

・book related (bookstore, library, Children's book illustrations, etc.)

・UNESCO World Heritage Site (sent from origin) I like sunset, night view, snow scene and single-view cards.

・Royal Family

・Halloween (all year around), Day of the Dead, sugar skull, pumpkin

・Christmas market (all year around), Soviet New Year card, Snegurochka, snowflake, snow globe

・Lunar New Year


・violet, dandelion, clover, Acacia dealbata, Jacaranda

・shaped card

Thank you for choosing a card for me which will make me smile. :)




・religious, political and war related postcards

I would prefer not to receive online order cards such as Touchnote and Zazzle.

Favorite stamps

I'm a stamp and pictorial postmark collector.

If it's possible, please put beautiful stamps and the "PAR AVION - AIR MAIL - PRIORITY" stickers.

My favourite stamps are:

・Europa CEPT


・Christmas, Halloween, New Year, Lunar New Year, Valentine's day, Easter

・cat, Felidae

・mail related

・national costume

・airplane, airport

・Children's book illustrations

・Japan Joint Issue

・Royal Family

・new stamp with the first day postmark

・souvenir sheet, unusual shape and material

Favorite Crafts

I love stationery, papers, handmade envelopes.

I enjoy paper crafting, mail art, making envelopes, scrapbooking, journaling.

I like decorating my journals with washi tape, papers, stamps, stickers, tickets, candy wrappers, flyers, etc.

I'm a TRAVELER'S notebook user. TRAVELER'S FACTORY KYOTO is one of my favorite shops in Kyoto.

I love cozyca products. It's a brand of Kyoto's stationery company Hyogensha. cozyca products shop "HIRAETH" is my favorite shop/gallery in Kyoto.

Things I would like to receive

・journaling and paper crafting supplies

・any kind of papers (pattern papers, handmade, lovely design paper bags and shop cards, etc)

・used stamps

・tickets (public transportation, events, museums, tourist attractions, etc)

・Starbucks cards (no value), Starbucks Reserve tasting cards and stickers

・airmail envelope


・old book pages

・museum flyers, etc


I’m not a big fan of childish stuff, Kawaii things like Sanrio and San-x. Please save them for all those members that like them.

Cardboard Postcard

I like nice food packaging design. I enjoy seeing different graphic designs from around the world.

Please use only clean cardboard.

If it's possible, I would like to  receive these cardboard postcards, it is not a must:


・cookie /  biscuit


・coffee / Starbucks



A : art, airplane (commercial aviation only), airport

B: books, blue

C: cats, coffee, Children's books, chocolate, clover

D: Day of the Dead, donkeys, Dalecarlian horse, dandelions

E: embroidery, Eevee and Eeveelutions

F: fève (small trinket hidden in a Galette des rois)

G: Galette des rois

H: Halloween


J: journal


L: letter, lavender, letterpress printing

M: museum, mail art, moon, mimosa (Acacia dealbata), Matryoshka doll, magnet

N: notebook

O: ocean

P: Postcrossing, postcards, papers, pink, purple, Pokémon


R: roses

S: stamps, snow, sakura, sunset, stars, sea, stationery, Starbucks

T: travel, TRAVELER'S notebook, tickets


V: Violet Evergarden, violet

W: washi tape




Traveling notebook

Traveling notebook back at it again #7

・tabisuruyuki 's notebook sent to fairypretty7 (9 May 2021) - fairypretty7 (received Jun 1, 2021)


Comment: Wow! The stamps on the envelope are Devine, and extras are well received, are can’t wait to put them in to my journal. I feel quite special to be the next person in your book.
Comment: Thank you so much Ai for this beautiful card with art by Shuku Nishi. I love the stamps you used as well, the colours are so vibrant! Stay safe and take care :)
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #51 on May 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and your sharing a little about the postcard.
Comment: So many adorable things! I had lots of fun looking through everything, and especially enjoyed the many Alice in Wonderland papers.
Comment: Thank you, Ai, for the beautiful postcard, stamps, the sticker of the woman in the kimono and the washi tape. I love your writing too. The brown ink is very nice. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy the swapping, Sharon from US
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #51 on May 27, 2021
JennJenn rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #51 on May 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much !
Jbondbull rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #51 on May 19, 2021
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcard.
Maddashin rated for ⭐ FULL POSTCARD #1 ⭐ on May 19, 2021
Comment: Washi tape and stickers earn you a 💜 Thanks for the recommendation on the pen. However, I have many, many fountain pens and bottles if ink. I constantly change ink colors. I have over 150 bottles if ink to say the least and piles of stationery Great animal card.
ayahsantos rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #51 on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care!
Bikinina rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #51 on May 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Ai, for your wonderful postcard. The stamp with our giant guardian is very special and the postmark is beautiful. I used to be in Japan twice but the trips were quite short. I like your country and would love to be there again and again. :)
Comment: Thank you so much Ai!! I love the design of this postcard and the way you decorated the back! The stamps are great too! Also, dogwood trees are our state tree/flower in Virginia. :)
Leekoba rated for Letter Swap on May 3, 2021
Comment: 手紙ありがとうございます~これからも連絡をとろうね!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package! There is something in the mail on the way back to you ;)

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