I promised myself I wasn’t going to cry… however do not thoughts me if I do. Right now, I’ve unhappy information: we’re closing our beloved Tofugu Retailer.

Over the previous a number of years, we have bought all types of stuff on the Tofugu retailer, together with tenugui, stickers, enamel pins, e-books, and even “Tofukubukuro” seize bag type containers crammed with Koichi’s outdated stuff. It wasn’t at all times straightforward to pack and ship orders on high of our common work. It concerned intense bodily labor of handwriting/doodling on playing cards, packing, and delivery. (…D-did you simply snicker? 😠 Nicely, take into consideration doing all of it day every single day for 1000’s of orders throughout the vacation gross sales. It was laborious work!).

On the finish of the day, although, it was all value it as a result of it was an absolute pleasure to see Tofugu and WaniKani followers utilizing and displaying off our merch. Generally, we’d even spot Tofugu and WaniKani stickers on some random, windowless van on the road. These moments made our days.

Nonetheless, throughout this international pandemic, Tofugu (the corporate) went 100% distant. To not point out, legal guidelines about promoting merchandise on-line—particularly bodily ones—have gotten fairly a bit extra sophisticated in the previous couple of years. We do not earn money from the Tofugu Retailer (and misplaced cash on quite a lot of the bodily items). We simply needed to verify the followers may get their swag, and different cool issues, too. Hopefully we’ll determine different methods to get individuals stickers and swag sooner or later (giveaways, and the like), however our days of letting you pay for bodily items are over. It was a tricky determination to make, nevertheless it was one which made quite a lot of sense to make when contemplating the context.

So please do not cry. I understand how you’re feeling, however this isn’t a tragic goodbye. Thanks for all of your help and pleasure. We could complain about it rather a lot, nevertheless it was enjoyable to stuff envelopes and doodle on playing cards. ありがとう and これからも、どうぞよろしく!🙏

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