Hi! My name is Eri, owner of Sakuralala. First, I would like to welcome you to my site and share a bit of myself. Along the way, you might also learn a few Japanese words. Yokoso (welcome)!
As a child I would watch my mother create beautiful pieces of art from blank canvases. I would sit there anxiously to see what colors she would use next and wait for her to let me have a go. Once she gave me an inch, I made sure to flood the gates with all that I had in my head. From that point on, I made sure never to let that fire burn out. Every chance I had to create something, I made sure to use every second that could be used wisely.
Every now and then when I have the opportunity to travel to Japan, I make it a point to frequent craft stores. The US have an abundant of craft goods, but Japan has certain goods that I don’t see in the US. So, to fill my love of craft work and love of both countries, I decided to bring a bit of my home to yours.
Now, If you are not familiar with what Sakualala means…Dont worry, I made it up! Sakura is a Cherry Blossom tree and Lala is just my way of expressing what I think happiness would sound like.
sakura (cherry blossom) lalala
When the Sakura flowers would start to bloom, the Japanese would sit under the trees and have picnics. If you have never seen it, you should definitely think of taking a trip to Japan around that time. To see the petals of the flowers gently fall is probably one of the greatest beauties nature has to offer and to share it with people you love, is nothing less than a perfect moment. It is at that very moment that I like to call Sakuralala.