Vol. 144 Individualist “Chptr 12 and Vrs 2”

Following on interview with Nakane-san “Ren” on  “Individualist “Chptr 12 and Vrs 1”. Japanese state of mind. That’s what I have been thinking of through entire time with this platform. Most of us as Japanese do not even care about who we really are I assume. but once you are actually exposed to different culture, you can’t help but to think about it just even for a second. Are we really this xenophobic? or is it just a lame to be thankful to this influx of influence that we have received over a decade?  If we are so grateful and thankful for western culture that we receive so many stuff Continue Reading →

Vol. 142 Individualist “Chptr 12 and Vrs 1”

I was super lucky enough to be able to conduct an interview with this amazing crafter “Ren“. I was actually writing about his product about almost a year ago here and this is nothing but a poor article (or it was probably my random thought so I was hoenestly happy and psyched to conduct an interview!! though) than I have ever seen. Well, I was sorta exploring around what I can do with this platform so this is all good to me now haha.   Born in Shiga prefecture, (which is next to my home town Nara) he has been amazed by how product are made with hands. He stated that Continue Reading →

Vol. 52 Short Film 5

   The hoboWhether it is a hobo or boho, I made this mistake couple times when I used to have my hair really long and people call me that. I like both of them anyways. Tokyo-born collective that has two contradicting personalities, “Equipment” and “Adornment”. Vagabond inspired brand has its own taste with a principle of overflowing creativity and idea that stick to nothing but a free spirit. Mainly manufacturing bags and wallets, they also propose a lifestyle that think-outside-the-box-type of attitude. With that philosophy, they create their product done by skilled artisanal here in Japan to broadcast the capability that us Japanese can spare with world. The process of making Continue Reading →

Vol. 6 REN

Craftsmanship, which gradually gain some fame over the couple years in U.S. Back in the days when I was in states, I realized how much I was blessed to share my thoughts on how artisanal product should be appreciated, craftsmanship needs much attention to be paid. I have been sharing only a little knowledge over how people in states embrace their life with appreciating their creation. I would like to share with people in Japan and let the world know how we put our effort into our art and passion.This time, young-guns like us, his creation draw our attention, REN.Born in Shiga prefecture, (which is next to my home town Continue Reading →