Impressions from Hawaii
Chiemi is our head grinder. She and two of our Nozomi staff had the wonderful chance to travel to Hawaii for five days and share about the Nozomi Project as well as sell our products. Here are a few of her reflections:
The experience I had through the Hawaii trip is something that was truly valuable. So it’s still a little difficult for me to express what I felt in a way that can be shared. I was able to think about how Nozomi can be in the future, how we can move forward to make that happen, and how I should be as well.
“Beauty from Brokenness.” Just as the phrase describes, I have many broken pieces within me. I hope that I can grow with Nozomi, changing each piece into beauty. I want to thank all the Nozomi members, people around me that supported me, and my family for allowing me to go have this amazing experience.
Thank you very much!
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I bought 2 shard pieces for gifts, one on leather and the other on silk cord, and a pair of earrings for myself. The compliments I receive when wearing the earrings are a testament to your beautiful craft. I have shared the Nozomi Project with my crafter friends here in Hawaii. Mahalo for sharing your story and your gifts at the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Fashion Show at the Waikiki Sheraton Hotel.