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 silk 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. She promises to contribute to my blogsite.
So, if you people out there have an interest in the Japanese tradition and culture, and in buying something for a gift, or perhaps for yourself, please inspect what she has by logging on to her site at
She will get back to you.