I recently received a pot from Japan that I was a bit apprehensive to receive both as the pictures didn't necessarily tell the whole story and I was considering how it would arrive packed. From the moment the package arrived I could tell there was something different about the packing, the box was reinforced with bent pieces of cardboard effectively creating another box just inside the box and the wood box was packed with bubble wrap and crushed newspaper securing it within. Once the interior package was taken out and the bubble wrap removed I opened the wood box to the sight illustrated. As snug as a bug in a rug, a well packed piece is a thing of beauty and this pot was thoroughly secure inside without any movement and truthfully, the pot was as thoughtfully protected as I have ever seen. Now I realize this is not a picture of some wonderful or engaging piece but great packing is almost as much a thing of beauty and an art as is a truly great pot bringing to mind, "anything worth doing is worth doing well".
"Anything worth doing,
is worth doing right." Hunter S. Thompson