Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Greetings from J-List December 31, 1997

Well, it's time to fire up your web browsers, everyone, because I got back from Tokyo last night with the proverbial "car full of dojinshi." It was a very fun and educational trip this time around, and I have more photos and comments right here. Incidentally, if you ever want to see old pages containing pictures from Japan I've posted over the months, see my personal homepage for an archive.

I had fun this year, buying a lot of stuff, trying as much as possible to get as many of a given item as possible. It was tiring, and crowded, and hectic, but it was also great to be there in the heart of the Dojinshi movement. The new items are up as you read this, and there should be no problems with bad links or anything. So let the dojinshi wars begin!

When checking out the new items, please do scroll all the way down to the bottom of the dojinshi. In addition to many items that had been "sold" (but that we had extras of), there are some major bargains waiting for you (i.e., $5 and the like) on items that we still have too many in stock of. Thanks.

Want a gorgeous, large-size calendar of one of the most popular ladies of J-List? (No, it's not Kaori.) Check out the calendars page for some more ridiculous deals as I try to get rid of the last of the calendars.

New Years' is a very important time here in Japan, a season when you greet the coming year with a positive attitude. "Big cleaning" is done all through the house on the 30th and 31st, and everything is made as clean as it can be. New shoji paper is put on the doors (my wife did this today), and new toothbrushes are bought. Finally, on the evening of the 31st, it's customary to eat toshi-koshi soba or buckwheat noodles for crossing into the New Year.

Note that Japan will basically shut down until the 5th of January. We'll be here, of course, but the post office will be completely closed. We apologize for any inconveniences in mailing of packages.