I am about to go back to Japan next week to visit my family. In the past 5 or 6 years I have not been in Japan during Winter.
This year I am taking my children to my home town called Fukui, which is located just north of Kyoto. The children will see snow for their first time in their life and they are so excited to make a snow man! My grandmother turned 99 years old this year and we will have traditional New Year celebration together and it will be the first time with the four generations.
I have been away from Japan for more than twenty years now and it will be good for me to see my hometown with a different eye. I always thought Fukui was a boring town, but now when I return, I see things differently and take notice of the colours and changes in seasons.
I am sure this trip will influence my next collection.
Leaves and moss wall
View from my room