Pendant for wife, it was WHITE DAY yesterday!

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Project by Junji posted 03-15-2010 04:14 AM 3260 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

White Day is a day celebrated in Japan on March 14, one month after Valentine’s Day.

In Japan, Valentine’s Day is observed by females who present chocolate gifts (either store-bought or handmade), usually to a male, as an expression of love, courtesy or social obligation.
On White Day, the converse happens: males who received a honmei-choco (本命チョコ?, “chocolate of love”) or giri-choco (義理チョコ?, “courtesy chocolate”) on Valentine’s Day are expected to return the favor by giving gifts, usually more expensive.

(From wikipedia)

Anyway, It was White day Yesterday, and I wanted to give my wife more than just some expensive sweet. So this is what I made and gave to her.
I gave her some wooden rings before, and she just likes it, wearing it on special occasions, so I hope she wears this one also…

It’s made of, White ash, Karin (Padoauk), cherry, walnuts. It’s about 9 cm (3.5 inches) tall, the tickness is about 1 cm (0.4 inches)



-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 04:33 AM

Nice work and interesting story Junji. Happy White Day!! :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 05:00 AM

Interesting piece as well as a nice gift.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 07:54 AM

Lovely piece. Thanks for the info on “White day” also. I am sure she will cherish it.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 10:49 AM

Thanks all!
By the way, I like your words, “listen to the wood”, Donnie.

Scrappy! Ah, long time no see. Glad to hear from you again!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 11:34 AM

a wonderful tradition.
That’s a beautiful pendant.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 12:17 PM

Nice to learn about your traditions Junji. Beautiful pendant. She had to be pleased with that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 04:35 PM

That is nice, looks like it could have been in the yin yang contest…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 05:35 PM

An interesting tradition and cool pendant


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#9 posted 03-15-2010 06:07 PM

Junji….thanks for continuing to share your culture with us. Looks like an interesting “free form” creation. Enough of what you created for her…....what did she get you?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#10 posted 03-16-2010 02:46 AM

Thanks again everybody!
“The yin yang contest”.... Ah, I never thought about that. Maybe it should have ?

She gave me a beautiful shirt, but it was store bought! So I think I won HAHA!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#11 posted 03-18-2010 02:24 AM

Junji, I hope she likes wood as much as you do. it’s very nice.

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#12 posted 07-21-2013 08:49 AM

Good idea, nice design, good work …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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