2022 NONA 手まりと草木染めの小さなお店の抱負

2022 NONA Aspirations for a small Temari and vegetable dyed shop

These are the days when I really feel like time is passing. It's already February. How are you all doing?

Since the beginning of the new year, I have heard that many nursery schools and schools have been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Fortunately, the staff at NONA are doing well without any particular impact.

My senses have become numb due to being too patient with the coronavirus, but I hope this strange era will end soon.

January was busy as I had a business trip to Hirakata Handicraft Market at Hirakata Tsutaya Bookstore in Osaka, but at NONA we had a lot of things to enjoy early in the new year, such as threads that change the difficulty, zodiac colors, and Mameoni Temari. We were able to introduce products that are available to you.

As the new year has passed, I've been busy, and even January, when I took a break from NONA BUFFET, has passed in the blink of an eye. The desks in the small office were lined with new products, but all NONA staff members were full of energy and working with their hands.

Now, as the title suggests, I have to talk about Nishi-Ogikubo's temari and vegetable dye shop, NONA, and the small shop's aspirations for 2022.

I discovered Temari in 2011 and have continued to do so. The past 10 years have gone by in the blink of an eye. What kind of year will 2022 be? It's very vague, but I feel like I'm being wrapped up in a fluffy feeling of excitement.

We opened NONA on May 9, 2021, and the TEMARICIOUS brand became NONA, and I feel that what I want to cherish is becoming clearer and clearer. This year as well, we will continue to cherish that feeling as we create our products.

Of course, I am the owner of NONA and take the design direction, but I feel that the most appealing thing about NONA is that I am not the only NONA. The brilliance of each NONA member is our asset, and we are truly grateful to our customers for supporting us. thank you.

NONA's manufacturing theme for 2022 is ``fragrance.'' The sense of smell first comes from instinct. I also want to cherish that instinctive intuition. I would like to focus on fragrant plants and create products using ``temari'' and ``plant dyeing.''

In the same way, I think each NONA member will be able to feel the ``scent'' of each member, and then blend them together to bring out the best in various projects.

The scent changes. It changes daily.

I will try to be the person who can sensitively feel and understand this.

I often tell the NONA members that just one thing is fine, so try to do what you say and what you think (make it come true). No one will know unless they try. I have no choice but to feel that it's the right answer. And there are only a handful of people who can actually take action.

By the end of 2022, it would be my wish if I could experience a year of traveling through scent with NONA and talk about all kinds of things.

I wrote "Aspirations for a small shop."

Lately, I've been thinking strongly about valuing the ``small shop'' feel. When you enter NONA, you feel that it is a ``store unlike any other''. Having visited many small shops around the world, I can confidently say, "There is no other shop like this in the world!" Of course, we want to raise the level of our products, but we also want to create products that allow you to feel the touch and warmth of a small shop.

This year's schedule for events and product creation is already full. The biggest problem is where to put it when new encounters and inspiration arise. It's just a really happy scream. I am really looking forward to new encounters and am starting to get excited.

I want to grow more plants this year. I would like to learn about dyeing as well. Above all, I want to make my dreams come true as a temari maker, and I want to be able to have as much time as possible to focus on making my own temari.

A lot of this and that got mixed up...

Please look forward to NONA's manufacturing this year as well. thank you!

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