素晴らしき仲間たち

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  • Tetsuya Nishihira

    Wheelchair Creator,
    Arrow One Ltd.

    Whenever Ms Kawabata approached me with her idea for wheelchair weddings, I felt delighted to have met a person who was making such a special thing happen. I feel happy and proud that our company can be involved in such a project.
    If you have a physical disability, you so often feel a need to apologize to people around you, rather than simply thanking people for their efforts. Moreover, if you’re sitting in a wheelchair, you’re on a lower level than everyone you encounter. This can lead to be feelings of mental exhaustion, discomfort, loneliness, and frustration. Through these weddings, we are providing the opportunity to view the world from the same perspective as people who don’t use a chair. Having a wheelchair that the bride can control by herself enables her to start her wonderful new life feeling proud and confident. I’m filled with the desire to see these weddings grow in popularity.
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  • Atsu Nishikawa

    Director and Chief Designer,
    305 Co., Ltd.

    A Fantastic Smile for Everyone
    It is our aim to give shape to people’s dreams, in the form of a wonderful wedding dress, because we believe such a gift can touch the hearts of so many different individuals. Everyone has the potential to break down barriers and make their ideal wedding ceremony happen. We provide our full support for that effort. Our dream is to put smiles on the faces of as many people as we can, all over the world.
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  • Kohei Tsukagoshi

    Flower Design
    Karahana

    People always smile when they are around flowers. In seeing the colors and shapes of flowers, smelling their fragrance, and touching them, people sense the current season, and feel in tune with seasons of the past. We want your special day to stay on in everyone’s minds forever as a wonderful memory. To this end, we aim to draw on the power of flowers, and help give a splash of color to such a happy day.
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  • Katsuo Ohno

    Photographer,
    K-O Studio

    Nice to meet you! I’m looking forward to helping you create a set of wonderful memories.
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  • Chihiro Kawahara

    Signing Hairdresser and Make-up Artist

    I am a sign-language interpreter, and work as a signing hairdresser and make-up artist. I can cater to all your particular hairstyling requests in order to make sure you look gorgeous on your big day. It’s my aim to give you a hairstyle that will perfectly set off your biggest, most beautiful smile!
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  • Danny Gong

    Director,
    DeafJapan

    Universal Access is what we should all strive for.
    Equality for everyone raises quality of life for everyone.
    I am very honored to be a part of this movement.
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  • Kyoko Hino

    Flower Orange Jasmine

    I believe flowers have a mysterious power. The sight of a delicate flower can make people smile, and the sight of a bright, lavish one can make their hearts sing. Flowers’ gentle fragrances heal both the mind and the body. It’s my wish to use this power in order to bring happiness to as many people as possible. I’ll do all I can to make sure that your special day becomes a page in your life to outshine all the rest.
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  • Tomoko Iino

    CEO,
    Faith Up Inc.

    What can we do to build up relationships of trust with our customers and the people around us, and make them feel like they matter? This may sound a simple question, but it’s actually incredibly important. Thinking seriously about this question and putting the answer into practice with a smile is the essence of Faith Up’s training.
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  • Teppei Morimoto

    Prosthetist and Orthotist,
    OSM Herbst Co., Ltd.

    I once helped set up a Prosthetic and Orthotic training school and clinic in South East Asia. There, working together with people with disabilities, through a process that involved a lot of trial and error, I was engaged in the business of making things that can change people’s lives.I currently create orthopedic footwear and insoles that support the sole of the feet, the foundation of the entire body. It’s my aim to give everything I have in producing footwear that fits perfectly with the concept you have chosen for your wedding. I look forward to working with you.
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  • Chiemi Ohno

    CEO,
    Japan Style Fragrance Co., Ltd.

    Fragrance can be neither seen nor touched, but it is always around us, revitalizing us or calming us. Japan Style Fragrance can provide a one-off fragrance for the bride and bridegroom to enjoy on the best day of their lives.
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  • Mayumi Otsuji

    CEO,
    Fuwafuwa Ltd.

    When Ms. Kawabata came to our company, which usually produces soft toys, and asked us to make wedding dresses for wheelchairs, we were won over by her passion. Through trial and error, we came upon a wedding dress that would make brides look absolutely fabulous. I hope with all my heart that this chair will bring smiles to the faces of many people in the future…
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  • YOU

    Guitarist,
    Rockband-Okan

    I was born in Japan in 1982 to Korean parents, with a cleft lip and palate. When I was 11, my parents took me to Osaka Castle Hall to see my first ever concert, and I decided then and there to take up the guitar. At the age of 14, I formed a band with other kids in my year, which we named ‘Okan.’ After 17 years of being together, we finally played a solo concert in Osaka Castle Hall. The dream of all those years had finally come true.
    After that, we started playing gigs in other Asian countries. In the same year as playing Osaka Castle Hall, we also played the main stage at Taiwan’s largest music festival, Rock In Taichung Festival, with an audience of 100,000 people. Around that time, I also started my solo career alongside my work with Okan, in order to express the things that I wanted to express with my body alone.
    The disabilities I was born with, and my genetic background are a part of my body. I carry them around with me all the time. I can pass on my feelings about the life I’ve experienced through that body by breaking them down into pieces and expressing them through my music. That way, I can get my message across to lots of people.
    I’ve chosen to leave the scars from my cleft lip and palate visible on my face, in order to encourage and support children who are born with the same disability. I continue to get up and perform in the hope that, by doing my thing on stage just as I am, I can help ease the complexes and negative feelings people have toward their handicaps.
    Okan’s first full album will be released by Space Shower Music towards the end of 2014.
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    コニカミノルタビジネスソリューションズ株式会社の皆さま
    キンコーズ・ジャパン株式会社の皆さま

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    プリミティブ代表
    神戸電子専門学校非常勤講師
    北畠由理氏
    神戸電子専門学校グラフィック学科
    田口楓氏・中村侑以氏・野津絵莉子氏

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    大阪工業大学・空間デザイン学科講師
    グラフィック・デザイナー
    戸上 泰徳氏

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  • Yoshio Kuniyoshi

    Chief Executive Officer,
    TWINTEC Co., Ltd

    Our business is dedicated to developing IT systems and providing all kinds of business solutions for those in the bridal industry, as well as other sectors of the service industry. Providing results fitted to our customers’ individual needs, we have helped many clients in becoming the businesses they want to be. We hope to continue doing so for many years to come, fueled always by our customers’ grateful smiles.
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  • Minoru Takeuchi

    Executive Director,
    ARCH Co., Ltd.

    We offer our customers advice and provide them with resources to make sure their business fares as well as it possibly can. We ensure we are constantly on top of the latest information and the newest design so as to help our customers become known as the best in their field.
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