A letter conveys a feeling that a phone call or email cannot.
There is something special about the excitement of opening the envelope.
We thought it would be a good idea to make the letter more elegant, so we started to create "OkoshiBumi".
When the recipient unfolds the letter, a three-dimensional world of "Wa" (Japanese harmony) appears, taking advantage of the simple taste of paper along the four seasons.
The text can be written directly on the paper, or attached to the paper of your choice, or sometimes you can write your own favourite poem on it. After reading the book, you can also enjoy it on display.
● About "OkoshiBumi Postcards"
▪︎The postcards are cut and folded according to the design, so you can make them into a three-dimensional object without tools.
▪︎You can decorate them yourself, or send them by post without folding them and let the recipient fold them.
▪︎The series of "Cityscape Postcards" can be used to create a cityscape by placing various buildings together.
Since it is a postcard, you can mail it as it is if you put a stamp on it before you wake it up. However, the possibility of damage during mailing is not 0% due to the notch. I actually sent it by mail, but for example, a postcard I sent from Tokyo to Kyushu came back with an unknown address, but there was no damage at all. However, unfortunately, I've heard that some parts have been torn off, and I've heard that I was lucky enough to arrive in Canada safely. It seems that it is generally okay in Japan, but when it comes to overseas destinations, the journey is long, so the possibility will increase.
As a countermeasure, the shipping cost will increase a little (+20 yen to 60 yen), but it is a sure way to send it in an "envelope". However, since the other party cannot see the postcard inside, I feel that the impression when I receive it is diminished.
Therefore, what I do especially when sending overseas is to use the transparent bag for products that was included at the time of purchase as an "envelope" as shown in the illustration below.
▪︎ How to use the transparent bag that was included at the time of purchase as an envelope to eliminate the risk of damage during shipping
The shipping cost will be the price of the envelope, but you will not have to worry about damage, and you can see the contents and the impression of the postcard will be the same. In addition, other cards, stickers, hobby stamps, etc. can be enclosed.
[Postage (as of September 2020)]
・ Postcard postage: ¥ 70 (airmail, universal) /¥ 63 (in Japan)
・ Envelope postage (airmail, weight 25g or less, thickness 1cm or less): ¥ 90 (Asia) /¥ 110 (Middle East, Europe, North America, Australia) /¥ 130 (South America, Africa) / ¥ 84 (in Japan )
Strictly speaking, this method also pushes the postmark ink to the transparent bag, and the ink before drying may stain other mail. As a countermeasure, instead of stamps, you can ask the post office to issue a "certificate stamp" and attach it. The stamp is like a stamp that does not require a postmark, and is approximately w3 x h5 cm in size.