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Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers

Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:14 pm

Well frankly I liked the cheeshead hat! What says Wisconsin more than a cheesehead hat!

Re: Gifts for Japanese suppliers

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:09 pm

Hi Mark,

A suggestion for your trip to Japan and the knifemaking companies with a connection between Wisconsin and Japan. Frank Lloyd Wright is a well known architect with roots in Wisconsin with a home base at Taliesen in Spring Green less than 1 hour from Madison. He also spent time in Scottsdale Arizona. You may want to contact the Spring Green location and their Gift Store if any of the below is appealing. I am not sure where the on-line store is based.

Here is the contact information:

http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/about-us/contact-us

Frank Loyd Wright designed the following buildings in Japan:

Imperial Hotel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Hotel,_Tokyo

Arinobu Fukuhara
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arinobu_Fukuhara

Jiyu Gakuen Girls School
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiyu_Gakue ... %99_School

Yodoko Guest House

Aisaku Hayashi House

Frank Lloyd Wright has an on-line store that may give you some additional ideas that might be appropriate to emphasize the continuing importance of the business relationship at the link below. There are a variety of categories below. Usually the item has a description about the design and location – so something in Japan – from Frank Lloyd Wright might be a way to express the connection.

http://www.franklloydwright.com/browse.cfm

In searching, the below items were related to Frank Loyd Wright’s design for the Imperial Hotel in Japan.

Imperial Hotel Eyeglass Case
http://www.franklloydwright.com/browse.cfm/4,2074.html
Imperial Hotel Card Case
http://www.franklloydwright.com/browse.cfm/4,128.html
Imperial Cuff Links
http://www.franklloydwright.com/browse.cfm/4,250.html
Imperial Hotel Rollerball
http://www.franklloydwright.com/browse.cfm/4,198.html
Imperial Hotel Stencil
http://www.franklloydwright.com/browse.cfm/4,659.html

This might be too large - a Wall Clock – a little more modern – not with a Japan theme – but they will think of CKTG each time they look at the clock and maybe Frank Lloyd Wright.
http://www.franklloydwright.com/browse.cfm/4,697.html

Good luck on the trip and safe travels – look forward to hearing about the trip.

Peter
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