Hi Kiyoshi, your gift list is excellent. The only thing I would add is that if you're giving someone a knife (awesome choice!) as a gift ( then make sure they give you a penny in return so they're 'buying' it from you. A gift of anything sharp is supposed to indicate that the relationship will be severed. Kind Regards, Gerry

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This explains so much about my relationship with my father.

But, seriously, I’ve never heard of that. Interesting tradition!

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  1. a-differentcloth said: I’ve heard of a similar tradition/ superstition when gifting shoes. Otherwise it could symbolize the recipient “walking all over you”
  2. hotwhiskey said: I’ve only heard of this in Japanese business culture - does this happen anywhere else?
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