If you have something inside, you have to express it, that is the healthy mind !!!

I really enjoyed expression method….

I watched series “POSE” and really enjoyed 1,2 both series.

There were mother, father in the community, who look after community people to guide to survive their real visions life…

So much love in the human in the drama, and I believe that wasn’t made up story, that must be what the human have in natural ability.


Now I have to watch, Northern England drama….!

The voguing ball culture originally came from people feeling isolated and pushed away from society because of the colour of their skin or their sexuality,

or even both, so we still try to embody that mindset where we’re not just here to create pieces of work,

we’re here to form a community and to help each other flourish and grow.


Image from BBC.co.uk Deep in Vogue

The Crown

The Crown

I am still in season 2….but I am really really enjoying Claire Foy’s queen so much.

She is amazing!! Because of her performance, I have to scream every episode I watch!!

Exciting to see the costume, too.

Jane Petrie, Scottish costume designer did the season 2.
That is quite a exciting era, Queen Elizabeth classic style and Princess Margaret modern transformation contrast is quite exciting!!

Ball classic party to Jazzy live party…. 🙂

Just can’t wait to see next episode 🙂


The Crown (season 2) - Wikipedia


After the Space X, my excitement never fade….

Elon Musk he dreamed about making rocket from his own finance, then he sent a man to just outer earth atmosphere of Space.
He made self driving car, and remote controlled voice command self driving car.

Tesla Cybertruck: Price, release date, range, etc – Image from Electrek

Tesla Cybertruck: Price, release date, range, etc – Electrek Image from https://electrek.co/guides/tesla-cybertruck/

Elon Musk Confirms Next Generation Of Teslas Will Come With A … Image from https://outabouter.comHe made rocket booster which lift the rocket and land on the target and bring up the rocket to Space once again…

He made a day before yesterday, he made 2 American Astronauts to send to ISS that is International public mission!!

BELIVE is strong power….

My dad and mum with my elder sister and elder brother

My dad was a man does as he says.
He went in Koshien high school baseball tournament ( National ) as a pitcher of Hamamatsu North high school.
(Referrence of Koshien – there is film about it –
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/22/japans-field-of-dreams-school-baseball-teams-vie-for-koshien-glory )
He kept doing his baseball in University Yokohama Ichiritsu.
He got job in Hitachi conditioned he is continue playing in baseball team, but he stopped and started playing golf that didn’t stop until his 80th.
My dad was sent to NY University as a first paid Business of Economics student from the company in 1963-1964.
That is the time around Martin Luther King Jr. did famous speech “I have a Dream” .
He passed very first Eiken Grade 1 that was provided Eiken Foundation of Japan that established in 1963.
He got an award from Japanese Government because he kept Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 Nuclear Power Plant
without accident for continuous 10 years as a site manager.
He helped to form local Rotary Club and helped as a governor several times.
He was a leader all the time.
He did his best, Totally dedicated his jobs and proud of his works all the time.

I was weak and cowered I didn’t believed in his words I should be fine to continue living in Kooriyama.
I left Japan after a year of massive earthquake 11.3.2011.

It was the time we move to next stage of life, that is we decided to move to Scotland.

We sold our beautiful house with view of Mt.Bandai from house on top of the hill in Kooriyama.

Now my son is 18, he is happy to be involved in gliding squadron and ATC, and he is going to be next stage himself.

This is about time to think deep what is my next stage.

My dad said, shouldn’t hesitate myself, if you have something you want to do.
Because I am his daughter, I should believe in myself and my son, and who I care.

Man in Space Suits!

Last night, after smooth launch and boosters landed on target, Space X Dragon capsule name Endeavour docked with ISS on time!!!

View from ISS Hatch door open to preparing Ben and Douglas to come in….for 3 and half hours…

Finally Endeavour door is open and both can see!!

Ben and Douglas are going to stay for 4 months with other crew of ISS….

This was totally started private commercial mission to international mission.

Elon Musk’s Space X started 2002, when Virgin Galactic’s blue origin went to Space was phenomenon.
Every challenge is the risk, but Space X challenge is always bring the dream comes true!!

This time Elon was saying really wanted Astronaut to be admired from the next generation.

He asked Space suits to be made from the Hollywood Super hero’s costume designer.

Fantastic looking helmets and much lighter suits for the Astronauts to relax on the space travel…. 🙂


SpaceX Spacesuit Helmet Image from NASASpaceFlight.com

Superhero spacesuits: Elon Musk’s SpaceX astronaut suit is like a …Ben and Doug IMAGE from firstpost.com

Face mask making Japanese 日本語



14.5 x 15 cmの表地 2枚  コットン100%(ユースホステルの布団カバーを利用しているので今回はポリコットンです。)

12 x 15 cm の裏地 2枚 コットン100%(日本の晒を使用)

1㎜丸ゴム 25 cm 2本




所要時間 約30分



1. パターンをダウンロードして、パターンをカットしておく(Mens, Women,Kidsサイズがありますが、Womenサイズの作り方です。)
Thank you Craft Passion for useful free downloadable pattern 🙂

Face Mask Sewing Pattern


2. 生地を裁断する 中表にして裁断、パターンは縫い代 8mm を含んである。

Women and Teen size pattern. こちらは女性と中高生サイズの例です。

裏地は、晒 日本の純綿100%で通気性は抜群です。 表地は、ポリコットン。ユースホステルのロゴ入り布団カバーを利用しています。(医療着を作るのに使ったあまり布です。無駄なしです。)
































5.表地と裏地を縫い合わせる 待ち針で縫い目の所をとめてから











6. サイドの開いてる所から表に返す。








7・ 両サイドを三つ折りにしてゴム通しになるところを縫う。

































9.ゴムを輪っかに縛って縛り目を縫い代の中に入れたら完成 図1

UV殺菌して 図2
パッキング。 図3
























I love makeup 🙂 Although I don’t wear much myself…
I used to put my brother’s makeup when we were sharing flat in Tokyo,

when he was in the band performing. 🙂

I love looking at models transformation when we have photoshoot.

MUA and Hair stylists are fantastic!!

Love the shoot, especially when models wear my outifts and hats 🙂 x


I read the Kabuki actor’s article recently. ( Sorry it is in Japanese )


He said since he was little he was putting makeup himself.

In front of the mirror, playing like white powder and red, using finger tip to trace his skin of his face,

The power of the make up is making himself can be strong man, and beautiful woman, depending on the makeup!!


Matsumoto Koshiro – Kabuki actor from his official site. https://koshiro.jp/

Image From Kabuki Goods shop https://item.rakuten.co.jp/kaomise/se-276-005/


Shibai Ukie (“A Scene from A Play”) by Masanobu Okumura (1686–1764), depicting Edo Ichimura-za theater in the early 1740s From Wiki

And I saw the ideal Japanese souvenir, I will get them next time 🙂


Working from home….


Since end of last year, I have some chance to work lots of new things,

including assistant school catering ( dinner lady ), school cleaning, and wardrobe assistant…

I enjoyed working but cleaning stopped, it wasn’t for me…

But I enjoyed intense of cleaning for 2 hours tasks…

So I am challenging myself, and start doing at home.

Great exercise and great way to keep monitoring the virus!!

And, I still working telephone/face to face ( currently not ) Japanese interpreting.

Of course I am working as a designer in my life as in my DNA, that is not stopping anyway!!

=====Hono===== Hono 炎  Flame of fire… Describe as human emotions Passion, Love, Anger….. Model @ Heather Waddell Image @Toco


Stay safe everyone !!

I accept any order anytime if you need exciting and unique design !!

Still needing at least 4 weeks leading time 🙂 x



I love driving….

I have been driving for long time….

I can drive anywhere if I have a google map available.

When I started driving in the UK, I wasn’t familiar with the round about.

Once you get used to dual round about, it is not so much difficult.

Better than traffic light, I guess. 🙂

Then, I realize if you are driving different side of the road?????  That is the roundabout in Paris….. 🙂

「road in UK」の画像検索結果

Image from Google road in UK.     This is more like it!! But watch out for pot holes and black ice during Winter!

Today, mid in March.., we had lots of snow last night.

Full of obstacle….

Paddles or pot holes, and Paddle and pot hole….

We recently changed to new tyres, no doubt to spend more service in Spring… ;(

Beautiful and sweet….

We love cherry blossom so much!  I can’t wait to see the pink season again!
I don’t know it is the DNA, as a Japanese we get really crazy for cherry blossoms.
When it is the season, we have to have a picnic outside to admire the cherry no matter cold or night…


Image from Google… Slightly relaxed because of the table, but normally prepare picnic set yourself.



1894 ” Chiyoda Ooku Hanami ” by Toyohara Chikanobu

When people are out about, always shops are out about, too.

We buy street food, and some interesting thing you don’t normally see from the high street, like candy frost shop,

gold fish catching ( with very thin rice paper spoon), candy apple/toffee apple.

one of the very traditional thing is candy craft ( Ame-zaiku ). It was rarely see them when I was little…

But look!! They are the beyond candy….

So beautiful so realistic and lively, I can’t imagine eating as candy….. ( Such art works rather than sweets by Ameshin in Asakusa,Tokyo (http://www.ame-shin.com/)

For the change….


Weekend is my creation time!!

I go lots of exhibitions and walk in the wood, but recent weather making me

stay inside a lots…

Today, I was baking “Cream Puff” – chou à la crème (French ) – シュークリーム(Japanese).

That is very popular cake in Japan. 🙂

Base need to puffed like this. Inside is very hollow, so filled in with cream.

I sliced in half, and filled custard cream, then whipped cream on top. you can sprinkle icing sugar.