Guess what I got at Uwajimaya – Part 2: The dramatic conclusion

January 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Well! The time has finally come. I opened up the mystery box. (If you’d like more background, see part 1.)

Out of the box

The top half was heavy.

Probably because it's filled with little mochis.

Everything that came out of the box. There's one little piece of double-stick tape in the front -- I wonder which two things need to be adhered together?

The mystery item - back

Here are the instructions from the back of the box.

Some detail. I think it's a crane and, um, some big circle things?

Some more detail

The instructions clearly show this paper thing being attached so it hangs out of the box. The question, then, is whether the writing here says "This side in the box" or whether the writing says, "Good luck!" or "Happy new year!" and this end goes outside the box. (I elected to put it inside since the writing isn't in the diagram.)

I guess this is right?

I'm not sure why there's a hole in the bottom. I originally thought it was to retrieve the mochi as it falls out of the top, but (a) there's no place for it to fall through and (b) it's too small for the mochi to pass through.

Ahh, the adhesive is for the fake orange. Of course.

The fan had its own piece of adhesive. Just about done.


According to the Wikipeda page, we leave this up until January 14 when eat the mochi inside with some soup. (We will probably not do that since we’ll be in Colorado on January 14, but you get the idea.) The end!



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