A few weeks ago we visited Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture to drop off some of the pieces we've been working on lately. It was raining almost non-stop the week before, but thanks to a little bit of Tokunaga magic we were able to make it to Ishikawa without seeing a cloudy sky even once!
Back in Hyogo Prefecture almost all the cherry blossoms had already fallen, but Ishikawa was still in prime viewing season which was a nice surprise (^o^)
The place we dropped the furniture off at at was right in the center of Kanazawa--we brought a keyaki table, four Vibrato Chairs, and two sugi Torricott Chairs to make the full dining set and our clients were really excited to see their new pieces for the first time (^o^)v
Going along on this trip, I realized how valuable it is to see/hear your customers' reactions in person. Hearing them talk about how much they love the pieces reaffirms all the effort you put into the crafting process and makes you want to work all the harder next time around.
In other words, the whole experience made me realize how glad I am to be a woodworker!
Hopefully I'll be able to repeat this process many more times in the years to come-- already can't wait to see those future customers' faces when they see their newly finished products for the first time
Until next time-- (￣^￣)ゞ