It was a little more than 4 years ago when we started to work together towards our mutual goal: to launch the first online and independent knitting magazine in Japan. Never did we imagined that we were creating something that would eventually become our careers. The biggest agenda for both of us was to make a difference. Like, making a dent (a tiny tiny dent) in the universe.


Last fall, right after we entered a new stage of our journey, I was interviewed by Ashley Young of Woolful Podcast. I talked (very unskillfully) about how our endeavor started, and how we got to where we are now. The podcast went live yesterday, and is available for your weekend relaxing knitting.


Every morning, when I get up to make myself a cup of coffee, and every night before I go to sleep, I think about how my life has changed, thanks to Tokuko and amirisu. I no longer want to take a day off from work, just to get away from it. I always look forward to tomorrow, knowing that I have many challenges to tackle. I am thankful to knitting, our community, and people who support us so generously.


Tonight we are staying in Tokyo, after finished teaching a workshop at a thriving bookstore. We are so lucky to have been invited to set up a table right by the main entrance of their store, for as long as a month. The event went very well, all in all. I feel there is something happening around us.