This past week's episode of the show featured a woman from France who does kumihimo. It had the same director who did the episode I was in, but he was almost entirely uninterested in kumihimo when they were interviewing me.
I think that featuring different traditional or historic features of Japanese culture was an important part of the design of the show. JR had an "Exotic Japan" campaign back in the late 80s. The idea was to entice young Japanese to visit parts of Japan instead of going to Saipan or even farther away. Saipan was a destination for younger Japanese as it was possibly the easiest place to go to acquire a US visa stamp on their passport. It also has the feature of being somewhat tropical which is a plus during the Japanese Winter.
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Post by Kagami Tomoko on May 17, 2017 23:56:15 GMT -5
I was recently contacted by the same company and decided to turn them down. They were looking at my Modern Hanafuda card design but I have since closed the company. They are doing recruiting for segments and a looking for folks to fill the next slots. If you are interested, let me know and I can forward your contact information.
Side note: Just saw Your Name in theatres and rather enjoyed it.
加賀美度茂子 | かがみともこ | Kagami Tomoko
翼を持つもの | (Those with wings) あなたの夢に飛ぶ | (Fly to your Dreams) と星空をタッチします。 | (And touch the star-lit sky)
It's going to take me some time to write all this up,
I managed to get all that written up, and taught a class at Pennsic. Here's the text online- www.ee0r.com/sca/wafuku/eboshi-yotsutani.html Don,t forget to click the thumbnails in the left margin for larger versions of the pictures.
Ishiyama Shonagon aka Hachimitsu Kato, the honey bunny