Once again, please pardon the long pause on our blog. My beloved father passed away a few weeks ago so it’s been quite an emotional time for us both. We flew back to NJ immediately for the funeral and are thankful it was such a beautiful one complete with  gospel music! I plan to head back to Japan next week and promise to start blogging again.

In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful video about the Nozomi Project featuring Sue Takamoto. Read her blog here and better yet, buy some jewelry at www.nozomiproject.com and support women in Ishinomaki!