Well, that was quick. I have already received a note from Mr. Asahi, as quoted below. Hope it is useful! If so, please post your results. jk
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Hello,

Thank you for your message and appreciate your kind offer.
You could give my name, my ebay store address or my web store (http://aki-asahi.com/store) to anybody, any place. This is very good advertisement for my business, it would be appreciated.

Akihiro ASAHI (Mr)
4-710-1 Ikeba Tenpaku
Nagoya, Aichi 468-0055 , Japan

aki_asahi@tokai-webwalker.com

Thanks again.

Best Regards,
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Quote Originally Posted by jon koss
I have sent an email to Japan to ask the gentleman in question if he would like his contact information published. Once I hear back I will post again.

Im my opinion, the material is just too luscious to use in a darkcloth - unless perhaps you had a bit of extra mink lying about for use as a fringe...

best,
jk