Here below are some comments I received to my newsletter introducing Anke`s book last saturday:
1) Dear Iacopo, I am very interested. Best! T.
2) Dear Iacopo,
Thank you for passing on the information about Anke’s book. I would like to buy two copies of the book.
One for my mother for her 73rd birthday in April. She has visited Japan a few times and we have travelled together as she does not speak Japanese. She adores Japan, I think this would be a lovely gift.
And one for my parents in law who visited us in Japan once and still refer to it as the best holiday/cultural experience of their lifetime!
3) Hi Iacopo
This is an excellent idea to share this book with us !
I would be very happy to see it and more than that, I would like to offer it to a young couple, just married, who are planning a wedding trip to Japan. I’m quite sure they will love it !
I would then be grateful if you could forward my mail to Anke
We still enjoy a lot the bath tub !
With best regards
Many thanks for this information.
I would love to order a copy of this beautiful book from Anke.
Please forward her my details.
Thank you for sharing, iacopo
Would like to see a few more pages/spreads.
With regards from Italy
6) Hello, thank you for reviewing this book.
I would love to contact Anke to buy a copy.
7) I would be very interested in purchasing a copy of Anke’s book. Do you think she would sign them if we asked her very nicely?
With best wishes,
comment from Anke)
Seven incoming E-mails from Bartok design Japan – entirely unexpected – entirely surprising.
When I opend it with my sumi-E on top, your book review and a picture of the Tottori -Sakyu section, I can hardly describe my feelings – dumpfounded – humble – excited – appreciative – happy.
I do accept your work gratefully and like to thank you very much for your enthusiastic , very kind , moving and touching description. It was just overwhelming – even to read the spontaneous answers of your clients together with a book order.
Like you said “we all share the passion for the japanese aesthetics, the profound naturality, the addictive simplicity of the japanese traditional culture”, we are obviously soul – mates.
Not like friends and acquaintances who didn’t appreciate it that much I think (lack of understanding shown for my interests or for Japan in general). Well, human frailities like envy may play a part too, since I just do what I like to do and mind and body have not reached my biological age.
With pleasure I am going to send your customers an E- mail, ask for their addresses , send them a book and just hope they will like it.
Thank you again
Reply from Iacopo)
You are welcome.
When I sent my greeting card last Christmas to previous customers and received many kind answers, I had the realization I can be the binding agent for a wonderful community of people who share the same passion.
I feel my mission is to connect these friends, like a bridge connects the two sides of a river.
I am glad I could connect to you some alike minds who are interested in your work. At the same time, by reviewing your book I know I gave many people a smile and this is even more important for me! (forgive my sincerity…)
All the Best//
8) Good morning Sir
I would like to order 3 copies of this book.
Thank you for this email and for sharing your gift.
9) Joli message de Iacopo…
qui ne pense pas qu’à ses baignoires…