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I am passionate about:
being kind to Nature and Earth; preference for things made by nature ; bringing awareness about diversity and inequality; designing small spaces; kohdoh, the Japanese way of incense
A little known fact about me is:
In my past life, I'm pretty sure I was a medicine woman.
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I grew up bilingual and bicultural. My mother instilled in me a consciousness about what we do to our bodies and our environment. Growing up Japanese in the Midwest and Hishoku, a novel by Sawako Ariyoshi, helped me develop my identity. I strive for simplicity and efficiency, tending toward minimalism. If you can kill two birds with one stone, why use two? My preference for things made by nature lead me ultimately to kohdoh, the Japanese way of incense. Through listening (kohdoh speak for smelling) to tiny pieces of wood filled with resin, I am learning to appreciate Nature’s great wonders.