I love popping into the local Japanese Diaso store from time to time. They have a great selection of useful household and personal items, and some unique things I never knew I needed. My current favorite section is the stationary section, full of colorful pens, Sumi brushes, inks, and cute pencil cases. Some of these have sentimental phrases that kind of make sense, though the clarity has been lost in translation. You get more of the feeling of the message, rather than the logical, literal sense. I like these. It helps me get into the figurative, emotive, experiential world, where images and words have more meaning than their literal counterparts. Go now, to the nearest Japanese store.