Our seasonal showroom in Tokyo was a wonderful opportunity to present textile accessories hand made by the women at Rikuzentakata. We did gain lot of interest and many of the items did sell very well. Take-chan and Mi-chan came from Iwate prefecture to join our showroom in Tokyo, which was great fun!
At the Charity Bazaar organized by the Care Team Japan in Zürich the Three Cranes Association had a chance to present and sell the items hand made by the women at Rikuzentakata. Together with Japanese living in Switzerland, we had a wonderful day to promote and share the Japanese culture. Thank you, Care Team Japan, for making this memorable day possible!
Tune in to NHK BS1 on upcoming sunday!
TOMORROW Special “震災から５年～岩手編～”
午後２：００～２：４８ (local time)
TOMORROW Special “5 years after 3.11 Iwate Edition”
Friday, March 11, 23:10 (UTC time)
Saturday, March 12, 5:10/10:10/17:10 (UTC time)
In February I met the ladies in Rikuzentakata for our seasonal product-meeting. They are all doing very well focusing on our orders and their deliveries. It is always such a big pleasure and a huge motivation for me to see how positive their attitude is – although they still live in temporary housings and facing long-term difficulties. I believe that the key for a real rebuilding in the society is work. Let’s continue designing attractive products! Thank you, BERNINA for your continuous support.
Thank you so much for joining the Three Cranes Association annual charity shopping event on the occasion of tooka meets KAZU. During these three days we enjoyed lot of friends and visitors coming into KAZU store. We are impressed about the long lasting interests for our project to support the rebuilding of Rikuzentakata through providing work. Since we sold so many scent bags, flower brooches and pin cushions we now place new orders for 2016. For Christmas 2015 we still have beautiful products handmade by the women of Rikuzentakata, come and visit us before Christmas!
Thank you again for your warm supports. We wish you a peaceful holidays season!
Christmas is coming and it’s that special time to join the Three Cranes Association annual charity shopping event. On the occasion of tooka meets KAZU we sell new products made by the women of Rikuzentakata.
Visit us and continue supporting citizen of Rikuzentakata through providing them work.
Thursday December 10. Vernissage 6pm – 9pm
Friday December 11. 10am -9pm
Saturday December 12. 10am -6pm
KAZU Store & Atelier
Neptunstrasse 2, 8032 Zürich
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Three Cranes Association at Care Team Japan Charity Bazaar
On Sunday June 28th we had the great opportunity to present and sell our textile accessories hand made by the Tohoku Grandmas in Rikuzentakata and designed by myself. My heartfelt thanks go to Mrs.Katsura Suzuki and Care Team Japan in Switzerland for their generous support! I did enjoy many interested visitors and did sell a lot of our new pro cuts as such as Scent Bags and Flower Brooches in Japanese prints.
An heart whelming time in Rikuzentakata
Back in June I did visit Mrs.Oikawa and Mrs.Kano at Rikuzentakata. We did spend 2 days together and did enjoy a wonderful lunch with all Tohoku Grandmas from Rikuzentakata. I was touched to have all of them gathering from different parts, just to see me… ! After lunch Mrs.Oikawa and Mrs.Kano did take me for sight seeing around Rikuzentakata and I am impressed how beautiful this ares actually is! Sea and mountains next to each other – in their full beauty and richness! I will definitively come back again to see my friends!
The new Takata Senior High School
In May 2015 (just few weeks before my visit) the new Takata Senior Highschool did open their doors for children and teachers. The new school building is located much higher now and is overviewing the sea and forest. I was so happy to meet Mrs. Yamaguchi the home economics teacher again after so many years. I remember when everything did start. I met Mrs. Yamaguchi with the school director Mr.Kudo back in 2011, few months after the great earthquake. She is doing well and the Bernina machines which Bernina International did donate in 2011 and 2012 are frequently used by the students in the after school Fashion and sewing program.