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Kae: the product producer

HOW did IT HAPPEN?!
A former apparel designer who had nothing to do with Japanese Traditional Crafts ended up creating the future of it! How?! Why?!
The 9 Stories Third Series is about a product producer.
Ep.1/9 WHO IS Kae?
Ep.2/9 DESIGNING OWN CLOTHES SINCE SHE WAS A CHILD.
Ep.3/9 BEING AN APPAREL DESIGNER IN KOBE.
Ep.4/9 MARRYING INTO THE WORLD OF TRADITIONAL CRAFT.
Ep.5/9 GENERATING A NEW CATEGORY.
Ep.6/9 TO THE WORLD!
Ep.7/9 CONNECTING WITH OTHER ARTISANS’ PROBLEMS.
Ep.8/9 THE MOMENT: THE REALIZATION OF HER CALLING.
Ep.9/9 FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONS.

Takashi Morimoto: the certified traditional craft artisan

The 9 Stories Second Series is about our listed artisan.
He will be producing your order.
9 stories about him, here it comes!

1) Who is Takashi Morimoto?
2) What does it take to be a certified traditional craft artisan?
3) What is his craft?
4) Born as the 3rd generation of the joinery shop
5) Why was the mechanical engineering course?
6) Marrying his muse
7) Disappearing crafts
8) Training new generation
9) The Dream: One day…

Satoko Kamada: the founder & the head curator

The 9 Stories First Series is about our head curator. Who will be your person when you contact us. 9 stories about her, here it comes!
1)LET ME BE YOUR ASSISTANCE
2)BORN WITH CREATIVE URGE
3)THE WING OF LANGUAGE
4)FOUND A POT AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW
5)ONCE A WISE MAN SAID…
6)I HAD TO LEARN THE HARD WAY…
7)MORE JAPANESQUE THAN EVER
8)IT IS NOT FAIR!
9)20+ YEARS OF BEING A SERVER & KEEP IT THAT WAY

The 9 Stories of People & Things

Did you know that there are the series posts have been posted on our Instagram?! It’s called “The 9 Stories”. It had been a series posts available for our Instagram and Facebook page but we have decided to show it here on our blog as well! This article is the introductory of…