We offer our sincere empathy to the people in Kumamoto who were affected by April 14th earthquake. It hurts our hearts to know that people in Kumamoto Prefecture and Ohita Prefecture are still under fear with the unsettled situation. We pray that peaceful days will return as soon as possible.

At our Atelier, scene of fresh greenery is upon us. The garden of Gimel is full with colorful flowers, as butterflies flutter about them, and as we hear the singing of the birds. This beautiful nature should not be taken for granted but appreciated sincerely, as we move forward each day with our daily lives.

Kaoru Kay Akihara