After all this time.
Hello. I'm Hiroya Nakamura, a Washi artist.
By the way, RING BELL, a catalog gift company, is offering our Washi white and pearl series earrings in their catalog called THE PREMIUM.
The catalog started last November, so it's been a long time ago.
Let me give you a quick and concise introduction!
Wow! What a luxurious combination of beige and gold. It has a premium feel to it.
What's inside, well, it's clear and easy to read, and the photos on every page are beautiful.
Just looking at the gourmet pages makes my stomach growl. I want to eat this, I want to eat that. I want to eat this, that, and the other. If possible, I'd like to try expensive fruits and meats that I don't usually eat.
Our page is in the fashion section.
The fashion feature page is second to last.
When catalog gifts first came out, I think fashion was featured at the very beginning. It seems to reflect the sluggish demand for fashion in many ways.
I am very grateful to have been chosen as one of those few fashion items. There are so many wonderful things in the world, aren't there? It's hard to choose from such a 300-page catalog. And to be chosen is an amazing thing. I'm really grateful.
These shimmering earrings are an easy to use size, so I think they are perfect for enjoying at home without getting in the way of your housework. If you have small children, though, I wouldn't recommend it because they will pull it right off.
Although I'm at home, it's a nice change of pace to be able to spend a little time by myself, wearing my favorite clothes and accessories. I am super happy when I have a cup of coffee with delicious Japanese sweets and cakes.
Now, here are my personal impressions. I often wonder about the design of Japan as a whole, and whether it is possible to bring out a little more of the Japanese "culture" or "character". From a foreign point of view, kanji and katakana look cool, pop and stylish, but in Japan there is a lot of English. I wonder if it's globalization. This catalog is supposed to be distributed only in Japan, though.
I'm not in a position to speak so highly of it, but design is difficult, isn't it? If the customer is happy and satisfied, there is nothing to say, so I don't know what the right answer is.
Right now, I am relearning the Japanese language and Japanese history and culture.
After all this time, the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know, and the more I am compelled to learn. This makes me wonder even more about the nature of Japan.
I don't know if I'll find out before I die.