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Bringing artisanal Japanese food to the world, with Lillian Rowlatt

I was introduced to Lillian by @violet.daike.pacileo and when this happens I always try to follow up and get to know them! Even though this episode is the first time to speak with Lillian, it really goes to show the power of podcasting for creating relationships and building a sense of community! I had always wondered about how the many artisanal food producers in Japan could find a market for their beautifully made products given that they often are not online. If you are missing Japan, or missing being able to travel around Japan then this is an episode not to miss.

If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me and Lillian, @transformationswithjayne and @kokorocares

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Lillian left her finance job to create Kokorocares

  • The cultural differences of doing business between Japan and North America, digital and analogue worlds

  • Growing a business and its community’s needs

  • The July and August themes for Kororocares! Discount Code for listeners!

About Lillian:

Lillian Hanako Rowlatt is a half-Japanese Canadian currently living in Los Angeles. She co-founded Kokoro Care Packages as a way of connecting people to the traditions and culture of Japan through locally-made, artisanal foods. Lillian has always believed in the power of food to nourish one's body while connecting people to the land and people who created it. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Queen's University and spent almost a decade in finance before co-founding Kokoro Care Packages.

Connect with Lillian:

Facebook: @kokorocares

IG: @kokorocares

Pinterest: @kokorocares

Twitter: @kokorocares

Connect with Jayne:


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