What is Nippon Collection?
Nippon Collection explores how some key concepts from Japan's artistic heritage can help us live a more mindful existence today.
Kaoru / Nippon Collection Founder
After spending a year in British high school, Kaoru decided to learn more about traditional Japanese culture as means to reconnect herself to her roots.
In 2014, before graduating from Sophia University, she founded Nippon Collection. Since then, she has been engaging with organizing exhibitions, workshops, products development, and interviews in the field of traditional arts and crafts, in order to explore spirituality and lifestyles that are unique to Japan.
She has worked in a cultural foundation, apparel company, and global consulting firm. In 2020, she graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a degree of MSc in Marketing and Technology. Her master thesis is "Discovering new by learning the past: Creation of Transcendent Customer Experiences in Japanese cultural tradition".
From 2021 Fall, she will join University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to pursue another Master's degree in East Asian studies.
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