Yeah, that was the case in the first Nioh too. Putting everything into Shurikens and similar attacks made you unstoppable... until enemies closed the distance. Bosses especially would wreck me early on as their HP was enough that I couldn't whittle them down enough before they were in my face.
I think there's a distinction between buying an item and crafting it. You can order something from the catalogue if it was a purchase, but I don't believe you can if it was something you crafted or were gifted.
Yeah, I fully agree with going to the back of the line if you wish to make multiple trips, by the way. Seems perfectly fair as it's a mega payday, be grateful for what you get (hope I'm in the queue!).
That's cool man, I can do my busywork for the day and see if any cross the sky.
I've had a bunch of Bamboo recipes but no Cherry Blossoms aside from the one Isabelle gave me. And yes, I have crafted it.