Our friend, Sachiko Kanenobu, has lived in Glen Ellen for close to fifty years. In 1972 she was a 21-year-old songwriter about to release her debut album, “Misora” in Japan when she met the American rock critic Paul Williams. Pregnant, she followed Williams back to the United States and abandoned her musical career.
 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