We’ve landed! We’re safe and sound in LA and everything went smoothly. The girl at the ANA counter did get a look of polite Japanese terror when we rolled up the enormous Daruma boxes. It probably didn’t help that I mixed up my vocabulary, and when she asked what was inside I told her it was おばけ instead of おもちゃ–I meant to say that they were toys, but instead informed her that we had boxes full of ghosts. Whoops!
Of course by this point there were about 10 ANA staff members floating around with worried looks on their faces, but as soon as they lifted the boxes it was all good. The boxes are huge but weigh about 9 kg, so they’re really light! There are also pictures of Daruma printed on the boxes, which helped too. They were all pretty amused to see the giant Daruma getting shipped off to America!
But now we’re here, safe and sound, all checked into the lovely Westin Bonaventure. The Daruma are pretty sleepy after their journey…
Remember, tomorrow morning is our panel–10:45 AM in LP4 (LACC411). We brought a TON of stuff to giveaway, so I really hope people come! And even if you can’t make it, you can still enter the giveaway here on the blog as well!