My wife, Miyuki, is from Niigata, in a Northern prefecture which was recently struck by an earthquake. Her home was badly damaged, and she sends money to her family in the best of Japanese traditions.
She recently decided to spread her wings as a designer, and what she does is to break up old kimonos, and turn them into enchanting examples of the Japanese culture for the American market.
I would like her to get recognition, and also make some money. And she promises to contribute to this website.
So, if you people out there have an interest in buying something for a gift, or perhaps for yourself, please log on to her site at
It is in the process of being populated by pictures of her creations.
I am offering space for anybody who wishes to advertise their services, and is willing to pay something to help support this blogsite. I live on my pension now, gone are the days of the big money, and I need to try and defray this expense.
Look to the left for the word Sponsors, if and when I get an angel or two.