This week I speak with Victoria is the owner, designer and wearer of all hats at Biku Designs, a jewelry company that uses recycled kimono to give them a new lease of life. She’s anti “motainai” or “wasting things” and her beautiful necklaces are being sent all over the world as gifts.
I also mention my upcoming retreat in October “Celebrate You” in Iwaki. If you want to get on the waiting list please go here.
We talk about:
Her journey to coming and staying in Japan.Her love of Tokyo, recycling bath water, cutting down on plastic usage, growing urban gardens and more
We hear about where she goes to source the kimono for her designs and how they get a new lease on life and her opinion on cutting them up, and process for making the jewellery. How to appreciate the beauty of kimono and how kimono are made.
Japanese markets- in particular Boroichi Market
How she manages her time, juggling and what she has planned next
Japan before vs Japan now - and how much easier it is to live in Japan now for foreigners.
Best Living Japan
Victoria’s logo was designed by: www.vera-verita.com/
Find Victoria here
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