We invited Naoto Yamazoe, a graphic designer and woodblock printing artist of the renowned Tokuriki Family's Matsukyu Publishing Company in Kyoto, Japan. 
 Sonoma Cultural Exchange is inviting the members of Buaiso from Tokushima, one of four indigo farms remaining in Japan. The area is renowned for its long history of indigo leaf farming and composting of indigo leaves into  sukumo .    
Veronika Schaepers
Bunraku Ningyo
 Our friend, Sachiko Kanenobu, has lived in Glen Ellen, California for close to fifty years. In 1972 she was a 21-year-old songwriter about to release her debut album, “Misora” in Japan. Sachiko's story is written in New York Time,  The Hidden History of Japan's Folk-Rock Boom .