Asakusa shop data ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 10:43 AM, July 12, 2015 [Permalink]

In the Asakusa shop, we don't have a traditional cash register; I think those things are expensive and outdated. We use an iPad outfitted with 'register' software and a credit card reader, and this handles most of what we need. Most customers of course pay by cash or card, but we also have some who wish to pay via Paypal or Bitcoin, and for those we have a computer standing by with the appropriate software running to handle such transactions.

All the sales information flows through the iPad into a database, so it's easy for us to get readouts of interesting data.

Here's an image showing the accumulated sales since we opened last fall (officially on November 1st, but with one Print Party happening the afternoon before …)


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Great Wave video … part thirteen

Posted by Dave Bull at 5:01 PM, July 5, 2015 [Permalink]


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My new job ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:50 PM, June 28, 2015 [Permalink]

I haven't been very successful at keeping this blog up to date recently, as just about everything else that I do here has a higher 'priority', but I came across something today that was just too rich to miss!

One day shortly after moving into the shop in Asakusa, I checked the Google Street View of our street (known as Roku Dori) and found - as expected - that our shop sign was not visible. The view I saw must have been taken perhaps a couple of years earlier, as a nearby large building was still just a hole in the ground. I suspected that it would be quite a while before the Google car made another pass down our street, although I of course don't know their schedule for refreshing these views …

Well, I checked again this evening just in case there had been an update, and found that - yay! - they've been by recently, and our shop - and its sign - are now visible! Here's the Google view as you enter the street, with our shop just barely visible over at the left ...


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Great Wave video - part twelve ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 12:29 AM, May 22, 2015 [Permalink]


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New print display panel ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:09 AM, May 20, 2015 [Permalink]

A new display panel in the Asakusa shop ..

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Great Wave video - part eleven ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:43 AM, May 9, 2015 [Permalink]

The epic journey to make the Great Wave design continues ...

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NHK program coming up

Posted by Dave Bull at 1:45 PM, April 27, 2015 [Permalink]

We're featured on NHK in a program about Asakusa next week ...

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Rogues Gallery!

Posted by Dave Bull at 10:45 PM, April 25, 2015 [Permalink]

A new addition to the decoration in our Asakusa shop!

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Great Wave video - part ten ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:41 PM, April 22, 2015 [Permalink]

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In Good Company ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 1:12 PM, April 15, 2015 [Permalink]

An interesting exhibition chance!

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Great Wave video - part nine ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 8:38 PM, April 4, 2015 [Permalink]

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Great Wave video - part 8 ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:12 AM, March 20, 2015 [Permalink]

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