I think the Japanese have mastered the art of beautiful packaging and it was very noticeable when I visited Japan a few years ago. If there's one thing I love, it's good packaging. Luckily we have a little glimmer of Japan right in our own backyards! San Francisco's Japantown house plenty of unique Japanese stores and restaurants that is a mild resemblance of the real thing. We came across this little shop that had boxes and boxes of beautifully wrapped treats stacked all the way to the ceiling. I was in packaging heaven! Of course, I picked up a box to take home with me - I picked a summer mochi because the box was wrapped in the prettiest delicate cotton fabric.