Do till the end. It was the lesson that young Koike learned from the color.
The first product he handled as a buyer was a plastic item. It was quite a hassle just to decide on the color. If you want pink, there are a few dozen in pinks. For example, you can start with ten different hues of pink (1 to 10), then look at five different tints of color samples between pink 2 and 3. Then there’d be more to it. We examined closely even the slightest differences. “We always had plenty of product samples.” We spent days checking one against another. We were zealous enough to be peculiar about the details.