Last day of ” Heisei – era “

As a Japanese living in Scotland, it is not much chance to use era based year …

But today is really the big day for Japan.

The Japanese current emperor Akihito started 1989 to 2019, today is the abdication day…

Last day of Akihito emperor period ” Heisei ” His son new emperor Naruhito is on his right hand.


Just as I am thinking back of his emperor time, I was the end of the teen, now I am 50.

Life is strange, I never knew I was going to live in Scotland…

Hoping the ” Reiwa ” bring a peaceful period for all over the world.

sword and jewels are presented on the side of the emperor and the empress


starting the historical ceremony

Kids Fashion Festival International in Glasgow

Comedienne Dee Max was very kind warm personality she commented all the catwalk and show!

Beautiful Mhairi is wearing one-off Burberry fabric tie and short designed and made by me, with cotton lace and straw flat cap. Cool looking Layla is wearing customized shorts, shirt and matching band balmoral bonnet made by me. Happy to walk with them!!

















Once again, Me, Mhairi Waddell also Layla Burns showed Kids Fashion Festival International.
This time it was in Glasgow.

It is a challenge to prepare the collection that mostly my designs are for the adult.

I started one to help with my friend model Mhairi last year.

Ronnie who organizes for the Cancel Cancer Africa allowed me without any kids collection.

I was thrilled to work with the so many fantastic kids are coming from all over the UK are helping models of my collection.

And this time it was in Glasgow, so there was no excuse not to meet Ronnie and Anne once again.

I was glad I participated in the show once again, kids and people who are involved in were fantastic.

12 shiny happy faces in Glasgow. They helped Cancel Cancer Africa charity for modeling in confident in public. What a brave young people they are!!

New Era and new start

Japanese Era will be changing soon. 
” Heisei ”  to ” Reiwa “.
” Reiwa ” will start on 1st of May 2019.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga holds up a placard showing the kanji for Reiwa, the name of the next Imperial era, during a news conference Monday at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

Reiwa is this character

Because emperor Akihito will abdicate and Naruhito will be crowned.

I was bone in ” Showa ” era that lasted 63 years.
” Heisei ” is now the 31st year and this will be changed to ” Reiwa Gannen ( beginning of the year ) ”

I am feeling already lots of challenges ahead in my life.
My son was born in the same year as the new emperor ‘s daughter Princess Aiko.

They will have a new beginning of adulthood.
Wishing of all the great future for young people and all of us. 🙂