The owners, Mari (US) and Yuko (Japan) are from Okayama, Japan. They worked together as controllers and accountants for 10 years in the US. They found one another not only credible colleagues, but also good friends who share similar value in life.
After living outside of Japan, the pair rediscovered the beauty and functionality of traditional rush grass material and its long, unique history. They also learned artisans' genuine dedication and pride to maintain their high standards under the pressure of cheaper overseas products.
Since then, helping the artisans to step into the spotlight and be recognized in the global market became Mari and Yuko's passion.
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Thank you very much for your interests.
Mari & Yuko