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We need you.

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まこちゃん
根本さん
ゆりさん
かたるべのみんな
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小曽納さん
旭川アルムのみんな

20 years ago, in Asahikawa-shi Hokkai-do.

KurinKuran was born in 2003 at Asahikawa-shi Hokkai-do. We are not the first original shop which was named Kurinkuran. About 15 years ago, there was another KurinKuran.

20 years ago, Yuri Wagatsuma, who have opened first KurinKuran, was an university student majored in welfare survice for handicapped. She was originaly born in Saitama prefecture, then move to Hokkaido. At that time Tamie Hayasaka, present KurinKuran owner, decided to enroll her son in kindergarten which held class for the handicapped. Since Yuri had been working at this kindergarten as a volunteer staff, Yuri and Tamie met in there. Then they immidiately became friends. From that point on, they keep quite good friendship. And then, 15 years ago, Yuri had opened first KurinKuran for the purpose of making community life more livable.

During her Hokkai-do life, Yuri gathered many people together arround her. Poeple came together through a shared love for nature, human, children and crafts. Moreover they were full of DIY ethics and mutual respect. However, in 2003, some sets of circumstances made her decide to go back to her hometown, Saitama prefecture.  But the community arround KurinKuran did not want to leave KurinKuran closed, Tamie again decided to take over Yuri's spirit, shop, friendship and everything arround KurinKuran including some burden even she know nothing about business.

And now.

Tamie continued to offer selected toys and Interior accessory, designed to encourage creativity and the imagination, appeal to all age groups from infants to seniors. On the other hand, in 2009, Yuri renovated her own KurinKuran in Higashi-oomiya Saitama prefecture. So we now have two KurinKuran, one in Hokkaido and other in Saitama. Though these two KurinKuran deal different product lineup, we are in the same spirit of mutual cooperation.

And now, KurinKuran is about to move next chapter, undock from Asahikawa-shi and go more large field.

We need your help.

Kurinkuran always engage with these three activities.

  1. we offer selected toys and Interior accessory, designed to encourage creativity and the imagination, appeal to all age groups from infants to seniors.
  2. we are earnestly trying to establish the network among craftsmen anywhere in this country.
  3. we will cultivate
    1. higher quality of life of handicaped people.
    2. social capital and network between each rural community.

We would like more people to know about what we are doing. Dear visitor, we get more comments or suggestions, we will be more strong and comprehensible. And we beleave we are not alone who want to belong some humanly community in this highly-segmented, socially-disintegrated country(of course, world).

So if you happen to have a website or blog of your own, please consider placing link to KurinKuran. Every link helps us.

Thank you and come again :-).

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