Live Calligraphy Performance 

We went to the Brooklyn Japanese New Year festival this week and saw a live calligraphy performance by Taisan Tanaka. I took a video of his awesome performance, but for some reasons, I couldn’t upload the video here… so it’s just some screenshots, but hopefully you get to see the dynamic performance.

Good-bye 2011, Hello 2012!

Y is for Year 2012

This would be the last post for the year 2011… I think it was the most wonderful year of my life yet! I launched my letterpress company on January 11th, found out that I was pregnant (!), exhibited National Stationery Show for the first time, found out that I was having a baby girl and then, we welcomed the most precious Mili into the world!! (happy tears)

But also, it was the sad year for my country Japan… they are still recovering from the Tsunami disaster… my thoughts are going to stay with them…

Good-bye, year 2011, you will be forever remembered.

And hello, year 2012, I am so excited to see what you bring to us! Happy New Year, everyone!!! May 2012 be a wonderful year for us all!! I will be slowly getting back to work soon and that means more blog posts here, too :) xo Hijiri

New Year’s Resolutions

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Do you usually write them down somewhere or just think of them in your head? I usually write them down on my schedule book (and never really get looked back all year), but when I came across this mini notepad that says “2011 resolutions” on Quotes & Notes etsy shop, I thought this may work better, I can hang this on my office wall and be reminded each day.

One of my biggest resolutions of the year is to launch Heartfish Press and there are lots of little resolutions along with the launch… I really should write down all of them.

The other ones include start practicing yoga again, get organized etc. — what are yours? If you’d like to share, please do in the comment area, I’d love to see and get inspired by your resolutions, too! :)

Happy New Year 2011!

Happy New Year 2011!!! I hope it’s been a great start for you :) We had a wonderful NYE, New Year’s Day with our friends and LOTS of love and laughter, we couldn’t start our year in any better way.

Some photos to share…

The New Year’s Eve dinner — the last meal of the year. It was delicious.

Our New Year’s Family picture :)

New Year’s Day walk to the beach — Maia had fun, too :)

Beach in Cape Cod, MA.

So excited for the New Year, it’s going to be a wonderful year for me and you! xo Hijiri