Today I speak with Patricia Nakao Noel- a french woman living in Tokyo for 21 years +, married with 2 little girls and owner of Tabitabiya an online shop for Japanese items where she can share her passion for Traditional Japanese patterns. She says “I have always been very fond of them and it seems I just can’t get enough of them” when talking about the patterns. We talk about:
Making your best life in a country that is not necessarily your own and the transition from Japan being new and interesting, then hitting difficulties and the plateau that sometimes comes with living abroad.
Raising kids in a culture that is not your own (and how you can still learn stuff as well as teaching others)