By the fourth day of the exhibition, as we enjoy the French festivities with our daily baguette in one hand and a Yakitori like salmon brochette on the other, we came to realize that the Japanese booths were perfectly in tune with one of this year’s exhibition goal to primarily showcase “human made” themes. Along with Mr. Miyake, we had the opportunities to interact with potential buyers and with the press who were genuinely impressed with the reclaiming of traditional Japanese craft into contemporary fashion. Our aim to deliver the spirit of the Samurai woven into state of art interior pieces and bags by MIYAKE was well worth the travel.
We were grateful for this opportunity as CIPANGO to introduce another example of Japanese artisan at a grand stage and can’t wait to release our next product coming up just around the corner. Walking up and down and throughout M&O’s massive venue, we gained confidence of what we came for and hope to be back at the next M&O with a variety of CIPANGO handpicked products to share with you around the world. And to our surprise we came back looking fit from all the walking regardless of the delicious French treats we thought we would gain from!