This last week, namely Thursday March 3rd, 2016, was Dolls Day in Japan, which is interpreted as Ladies Day, whatever you want. At dinner at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, waiting on our table was this totally delightful origami couple, three inches high total, and they pack flat. Typically Japanese, a box was provided, so I was able to take’em away, easily. What a totally thoughtful luxury hotel!
The origami couple came with a folding gold screen, so they can be displayed against it, at home. And there was a miniature copy of the Signature chef’s menu for that night. Nicolas Boujéma had composed a culinary dream, which Girlahead will share in a couple of days’ time.
Origami miniatures are always a delight – order room service at The Peninsula Tokyo and your sushi or whatever comes with a little paper shape, as at the top of this story (and yes, of course you take it home). The fact that my Dolls Day couple comes in its own box makes it a souvenir that is easy to transport, and a joy to keep. That, these days, is luxury.