- Jan 8, 2022
Totally get what you mean. There are some items that just speaks to you when you see/hold them, and others that don’t. If I try to analyse objectively, there is usually some reason, e.g. for pearls, usually the fantastic luster or color that catches my eye or simply being more flattering against my skin. But it doesn’t matter if you can’t point out why. Just trust your instinct.
Does the Mikimoto strand spark joy in you the way the Tasaki one did?
I think there’s memory attached to that Tasaki strand since I liked the atmosphere at the Tasaki store in Tokyo. The staff gave me good impressions and I got the warm feeling from them after the coldness and overly formal feeling I got from Mikimoto. I remember walking out of the miki store feeling disappointed and walked straight to Tasaki store.
I liked how they took me upstairs and sat me down and asked me if I needed anything to drink, didn’t accept cos I didn’t want to take off my mask. And the middle aged lady asked me what I was looking for and then the elderly man went to take out some strands and they were sorting out the strands at the other side of the display counter. Then later there’s this younger staff who spoke fluent English to translate something for me and the manager the middle aged lady. They noticed the colour of my clothing and understood what I was looking for. Then the conversation went well. I liked how I felt relaxed and the cooperation of those 3 staff members. Didn’t feel pressured to buy but at the same time you really wanted to buy from them because they were kind of genuine.
I have never experienced this kind of atmosphere in any other store before so it’s kind of a special experience to me.
I just worry that the Tasaki strand was a bit too pink since I don’t have the photo I can’t really compare just using my memory but I feel that the quality was top quality.