光恵 (Mitsue) ◆ August 29, 2018
It’s so hot, my body’s melting!!!
It has been extremely hot every day in Japan.
The temperature goes up to 95 degrees every day in our town.
Anyway, I want to dunk myself and lie in a pool all day.
This time, I’m happy to announce that I will be changing my artist name from Lumièna to 光恵 (Mitsue) on September 1st, and my new logo is “Ura-botan” (reversed peony) from my Onnamon (Crest).
※The Onnamon is an emblem which is succeeded among the female line (grandmother to mother to granddaughter) in a family.
The women who succeed Onnamon use it on their Kimono with five crests.
Especially in merchant families in the Kansai region, where marriage is seen as a bond between two families, a bride will bring Onnamon to their husbands’ house.
My maternal grandmother’s family home was a Lacquer wholesaler in Senba, Osaka.
She was born into a wealthy family but sadly the old established emporium went bankrupt in the end.
But, the technique of crochetting and the warmth of their handiwork have been passed down from my grandmother to my mother, and from my mother to me.
It is a priceless technique and I am deeply moved by how it is handed down and enriching each generation.
I want to continue to treasure it.
I believe that if everyone took up crochet hooks instead of guns, there would be a possibility of world peace.
Because when you crochet something for yourself or for someone special, your mind is in a peaceful world without any violence.
People may say that I am just a dreamer.
However, I would like to share this idea to the world through my work.
I want to inspire people with my creations.
I want people to feel infinite possibilities and how fun yarn can be through my Amigurumi.
I want to spread the joy of crocheting at my workshop.
I will keep making Amigurumi so that people would be interested in crocheting, and wishing everyone remains at peace in their mind.
Okay, that’s all for today.
Thank you for reading.
Until next time….. Happy Amigurumi～～～!