Thursday, 30 July 2020

omiyage—voyage, voyage

This Japanese word for souvenir (お土産) are representative meibutsu (名物, literally famous things) applied to regional specialties and are often exchanged among work colleagues and family member upon the return of one who was away not just as a keepsake but as a way to apologize for one’s absence and a consolation for those whom did not get to make the trip this time. Via Present /&/ Correct we are directed towards this rather brilliant and wonderfully granular map of the country from Haconiwa design studios. One can click on any section of the grid to summon up a sample of local delicacies and virtually vacation. Much more to explore at the links above.