Funny how I thought it’d take another week or so, but it actually showed up today! I had bought it on Amazon.com, from a seller in Japan, and figured they’d use the postal service (which they did), which usually takes 4-5 weeks to here from Japan.
(Full size image here: http://i.imgur.com/2KCwBix.jpg)
My keys and mobile phone pouch behind, for size comparison.
Looks really pretty. A bit bigger than I had imagined – when someone says ‘mini’ to me, I typically think of smaller than this. :) What wood is this made from?
Now, I simply need to learn how to adjust it, and the proper method of holding and using it. If I understand the diagram on the side correctly, I probably use a mallet to increase and decrease the cut depth. But, being my first kanna, I’ll scour the internet and my books first, before tapping this little guy with any kind of hammer.
I can’t wait to learn!