Thanks for your response. Yes he does have one but he mentioned to me a few weeks ago that he was thinking about getting a new one since his old wooden one was beginning to wear out. Ok but I see what you mean. Maybe I should look for another makie object (like a plate) since it really does look beautiful.If he lives in Japan, chances are he already has one.
There's nothing that says guys can't own and admire pretty things, but how about something pretty that he could hang on a wall where he and others could admire it on a daily basis instead of something that would spend 99.99% of the time in a case in a drawer?