I am very happy to announce the opening of Shop.Tachiai.Org! We’re starting off with T-Shirts, hoodies, sweat shirts and mugs. I am a huge fan of the designs that the folks at PUSH put together. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite. I think the Evolution one is just edging out the Weekend Forecast, IMHO. They even took my hastily-drawn green macaron and made it look great. In honor of the start of Natsu Basho, use the code HAJIME this weekend for 20% off!!!

Watch this space because I plan to roll out new merch over time, maybe Tachiai moonshine this year and a nice, aged, single malt whiskey in a few years? Right now, the barley in the back yard is only a foot tall, though. My son wants me to come out with a line of Tachiai branded, mawashi-like underwear. While brilliant, the idea of Kotoshogiku picking out his wedgie suddenly has me looking for the mind bleach. I think polo shirts, sweats, and zip hoodies at some point down the line, are a bit more likely.

Update The place to enter discount codes is over on the right side of the screen when you’re entering your shipping information. I’m going to check on the exact timing of the start but I know it runs through Monday morning Eastern time in the US. Let me know if you run into any issues.