TRANINGThe overseas traning
- January 2019
- France Training
This time Nakamura Chief, Serizawa Chief, Watanabe Chief, Kato-san visited France for training! Walk the streets of Paris. I visited the opera theater and the Opera Garnier. It is a memorial photo on the background of the Louvre Museum. I was inspired by the beautiful interiors and exhibits as designers. Here is the church of Madeleine, a church in Paris. It is a long-established department store in Paris that visited as a market research. I take a towel and inspect the textile products in Paris. On the second day I visited Notre Dame Cathedral. I will light a candle and pray. This is Etoile Arc de Triomphe, a historical building in Paris. I could really see the history of Paris. Dinner was a hearty oyster! Thank you very much for your training.
- October 2018
- Europe (Sweden , Finland)
This time visited Europe for the meeting with licensor. This place is called Gamla Stan. Very beautiful open space in Stockholm. They also visited very famous designer Ms.Ingela P Arrhenius in Sweden. They visited Finnish designer Ms.Jennna.
- October 2018
- Europe (Germany , England , France)
"KaDeWe" 112 years history department store in Berlin, Germany. We sell our Embroidered brooches. A commemorative photo at customer in the Netherland after a business meeting. Business meeting at Moomin shop, UK. A commemorative photo at Victoria and Albert Museum after a business meeting. A commemorative photo at the British Museum after a business meeting. Japanese book store in Paris, named Junkudo, where we supply Moomin, Imabari and Senshu towels. They are the key source of Japanese culture in France. A picture at showroom at Le Marais, key sauce of Japanese superior products. Visited a customer at Le Marais, Paris. A Commemorative photo in front of wonderful shop. A commemorative photo at a customer, Le Maris Paris. Picture in customer's shop at Le Marais. Really wonderful store. One of the biggest department stores "Galeries Lafayette" at Paris. It was a fruitful overseas business trip.
- August 2018
- Finland Business Trip
This business trip is Moomin's licensee tour! Mr. Tsukamoto and Mr. Kawada came to Finland! Here is Moomin World, a theme park in Naantali. It is a cafe near Moomin World. Eclair is designed by Nyoro Nyolo and everything is Moomin! Discover Moomin Papa! ! A nice three shot was taken! Next is Moomin Mom! Mr. Kawada, who is happy to write a signature, is! Here are two shots of Moomin and Tsukamoto! Mr. Tobe Janson, the creator of Moomin, guided me through a picture book with a guide! What was in the box opened by Mr. Tsukamoto? This is the Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland! A large piece of work is welcome. The big Moomin corner is also for the general store that stopped by the market research! We ate at the cafe "URSULA" where the sea can be overlooked! The food while watching the wonderful scenery is even more delicious. We also visited the licensor's shop and were able to deepen our knowledge of various licenses in this business trip. Please connect this business trip to future sales!
- June 2018
- Business Trip In Europe（Portugal, Finland, United Kingdom）
Ms. Kodama manager, Mr. Hirashita chief, Ms. Takaｓawa chief, arrived in the U.K., standing in front of Harrods, London. Sunglasses looked great on ladies. Fantastic smiles! We had a business meeting with Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd. . We selected textile materials with their representetive. They were working hard together to import good products. A commemorative photo in front of Westminster abbey, a royal church in the centre of London. We visited Anorak, co. Ms. Kodama manager negotiating with Mr. Matt. A commemorative picture in "Anorak," with Mr. Matt. This is Helsinki cathedral, located almost on the center of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Visited Finlayson, which is one of the most traditional textile companies in Finland. A commemorative photo with Ms. Aarikka, the founder of Aarikka, co., ltd. and her coworker. Gigantic Lobster. So HUGE!
- March 2018
- Los Angeles , San Francisco
Arrived in U.S.A. Beautiful scene from night of Las Vegas. We visited Licensing Expo 2018 in Las Vegas! There were lots of licensor exhibiting in Licensing Expo. In Licensing Expo all of the exhibitor has got the very gorgeous stand. We visited Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Las Vegas. We saw historical Uniforms of Ironman. We visited the office of PIXAR Animation Studios. Found huge objet of Luxo Jr. and Pixar Ball. In the entrance of studios, Buzz Lightyear and Woddy which are made wwith Lego are welcoming visitors. Open space bings very relaxing feeling into the office. Visited the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. We saw lots of various pictures inheritated by Walt Family.
- February 2018
- San Francisco
We visited Pop-Up shop of Studio Ghibli in San Francisco. We all helped to prepare the Pop-Up Shop. Lots of our products are also sold in Pop-Up Shop. Opening ceremony of Pop-Up Shop! The shop opens soon! Nice display! Many consumers came to the Pop-Up shop. It seems that Studio Ghibli is very popular in U.S.A as well. Visited Japanese book shop called Junkudo in San Francisco. In Junkudo there are lots of merchandises other than books. We found our products in Junkudo. We were really happy to see our products in overseas. We visited Box Lunch. We found our products here as well. We appreciate that consumers in overseas also likes our products. Had a great time having dinner with team.
- November 2017
- Europe (Portugal , England)
Ms. Maria, the peron in charge, is always friendly. She helped us considering the towels' design! Eating Lunch at a restaurant near the office. We were so surprised with the size of Pasta! In front of ”MundoTextil” with Ms. Maria. Looking for the design that matches Japanese market. At lunchtime she served us Egg Tart. Commemorative picture with the owner. Visiting the towel factory in Portugal. Commemorative picture in front of towel manufacturor ”Bomdia”. We drank Portuguese Wine. How big the factory was! The stylish black meeting room was so impressive! In front of the towel manufacturer ”MoreTextile”. The bright color looks so European. The touching comfort were so fluffy! The factory was so tidy. Commemorative picture in front of Portuguese mat manufacturer ”Sorema”. The employee of Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd. The products looks more fashionable with a handsome man. The Abraham Moon & Sons has a long history as a tweed manufacturer. We inspected inside the factory with a closer look. In front of the office. The brick wall looked like so British. This fashionable gate is also the design of Anorak. Ahead of the gate there was an office with brick walls and an English Garden. Commemorative picture in ”Anorak,” with Matt-san and his wife working together. Business talk at Moomin Shop. At the park in London.Soon we were surrounded by swans! Too close… Many types of birds gathered around! The autumn foliage was so beautiful in London in November. We rent bicycles and ran through the park. Market research with riding bicycles. We got familiar with the street in London … perhaps? In front of Liberty Department store. Lobsters for dinner! In fornt of Harrods. The street in London was decorated with christmasn lights. In front of Westminster Abbey. At the British Museum. There were only few people in the morning.
- September 2017
- Los Angeles
Business trip to Disney Head office at Los Angeles. Disney Head office at Los Angeles A statue of Roy, brother of Walt Disney, and Minnie. A statue of Walt Disney and Mickey. Memorial shot with Mr. Takebe of The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. Thank you for helping us. We thank you very much. Memorial shot in front of Fantasia. Memorial shot after business meeting at an American Chain store.
- August 2017
- Business trip to Finland, UK
Leaving for Helsinki. We joined Moomin's licensee meeting. Picture with Ms. Sophia Jansson from Oy Moomin Characters Ltd. We had a wonderful time talking with Ms. Sophia Jansson. We had a chance to communicate with many licensees. In front of Finlayson office. Listening seriously to the the explanation from the staff of Fynlayson. At the showroom. The ”lamb” which represents aarikka. We were able to hear many stories of aarikka. We also had a chance to meet Ms. Kaija Aarikka, the founder of aarikka. In front of the old factory of Finlayson. Many cute Scandinavian stationeries! Market research in Helsinki. Walking around Uspenski Cathedral in the morning. Is that Snufkin? We arrived at Leeds in England. A Narrow path follows from the station. Commemorative picture with the designers from Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd, in front of the historical gate of the office. Craftperson checking the products carefully. Conversation regarding colors, specification … so many matters. Serious meeting conducted. Even just saying as ”checked design,” there are many colors and patterns. Careful consideration will be needed when determining the design. In front of Liberty department store at London downtown. Visiting the Covent Garden. Moomin shop also stands here. In front of Harrods. The illuminations were so beautiful! Dinner at a restaurant famous with lobsters. In front of the great clock known as ”Big Ben.” Meeting with Matt-san from Anorak. He also showed us the latest catalogue images. Commemorative picture in front of the Anorak signboard. Enjoying lunch time with Anorak members!
- Novemeber 2016:
- Buying in Europe (London, Portugal)
Dinner with the Portuguese towel manufacture Mundotextil. At London, the famous scene from THE movie! Streets of London covered by atmosphere of X'mas. Dinner with the Turkish towel manufacture ERTEKS. Splendid display in department store in London. In front of Liberty Department Store. In front of Harrods. Tweed manufacture ”Abraham Moon & Sons” establised in 1837. We visited the tweed manufacture MOON. Meeting in a fashionable office. Showroom in MOON. The factory of MOON① The factory of MOON② Our dandy boss, Mr. Shibuya.
- August 2016:
- Training in New York.
Visiting NY NOW exhibition. The high-sensed exhibition hall. Wonderful cushions decorating the booth. Walking through the exhibition halls. Found something we felt close with. A booth with cute sundry goods. Lunch with American customer. Visiting logistic center of LOFTEX in USA. Inside of logistic center of LOFTEX. ① Inside of logistic center of LOFTEX ② Meeting with LOFTEX in New York.
- July 2016:
- Training in Australia (Melbourne, Gold Coast)
Meeting at the airport, wating for the flight. Market research at shop in Australia. Market research in the shopping mall. Lunch time with co-workers. UGG factory in Gold Coast. The UGG shoes were all made by hands. Enjoyed the beach until the flight time on the last day. Surfing on the day-off. Taking Pictures of Round Beach Towels for our catalogue. Gold Coast―where city and beach coexist. Surfers Paradise, popular in Gold Coast.
- June 2016:
- Buying in Europe (Portugal, Helsinki)
Market research in Stockholm. Meeting with TURKUAZ, towel manufacture from Turkey. Meeting with ERTEKS, towel manufacture from Turkey. Dinner with Mundotextil after the business meeting. Local cuisine in Portugal. Enjoyed lantern for Portuguese festival. Enjoying the scene of Finland Bay before the meeting.
- June 2016:
- Licensee Meeting of Moomin (Finland, Sweden)
Hattifattener! Another Hattifattener… Licensee meeting of Moomin. How cool the real Snufkin is! The Moomin world. Moomin is displayed everywhere in Finland. Sweet display of Moomin. We visited Ms. Lisa Larson. We talked many things with Ms.Lisa Larson. Picture with Ms. Lisa Larson. Picture with Ms.Lisa Larson with our products. Picture with Mr.Mori, the president of Tuttle-Mori Agency Inc.
- April 2016
- Los Angeles with Studio Ghibli
Market research in shopping mall in Los Angles. Market research in Disneyland Park in Los Angles. Licensee meeting promoted by Studio Ghibli. Market research in Disneyland. The ”Cars Land” in Disneyland in LA. We participated in Licensee meeting promoted by Studio Ghibli. Break time in Santa Monica beachside.
- March 2016
- Training in Chicago
Lots of stands in Chicago show. Exhibition in Chicago show. Cute decoration items. The city of business, Chicago. The entrance of Chicago's LEGOLAND ―Giraffe made with LEGO! Break time…
- January 2016
- Training in Europe (Germany, London, France)
Ladies of Marushin with London Bridge. Picture with Mr. Yano, the president of Asahi Towel, in front of London Bridge. Ladies of Marushin with the long standing department store "Liberty." Picture in front of beautiful Harrods. Dinner at the restaurant in London. Our Designer Ms. Minamoto with the owner of the restaurant. In front of Opera National de Paris. In front of Eiffel Tower. Picture only with gentlemen. (Such a rare case!) In front of Champs-Elysees Street. In front of Arc de Triomphe.
- January 2016:
- Buying in Europe Heimtextil (Germany)
MUNDOTEXTIL from Portugal. MORE TEXTILE from Portugal. Carvalho from Portugal. Asking about products in each booth. Many booth were set up with high qualities. Meeting with England company ”MOON.” The display even shows their high senses. Meeting with SOREMA from Portugal.
- November 2015:
- Purchasing in Europe (Italy, Portugal)
Picture with ERTEKS members in front of Duomo di Milano . Dinner in Milan after the meeting with Turkish towel manufacture "ERTEKS". Business meeting with ERTEKS. Confession in the cathedral. How tasty the Florence cuisine was! Be careful with foreign bath….. The view of Porto, the city of textile. Group picture with Porto's view. Picture with Mr. Imai, the president of one of the Imabari towel manufacture. Guess what they saw in there! Every pictures become the best shot in the beautiful city. Dinner with people from Imai Towel and member from Marushin.
- September 2015:
- Purchasing in Europe / Visiting Maison & Objet (Portugal / France)
Hall6 where high-sensed brand locates. Checking out the hall all around. European company, NEIPER's colorful lineup. Trying to find out new ideas by looking around fair. MUNDOTEXTIL's original shop inside of the company. Checking out the spinning process. The chic products in SOREMA's show room. SOREMA is the biggest European manufacture of bath mat. High-sensed show room of MORE TEXTILE. The elegant European beddings. Lunch with MUNDOTEXTIL. Our last stay ended with market research in Disneyland Paris.
- November 2014:
- Training in China (China Import and Export Fair)
Picture at the Fair. Inside the hall① Inside the hall② The outside of the hall① The outside of the hall②
- September 2014:
- Training in Europe (UK / France / Portugal / Turkey)
Picture at London. At the Exhibition called 100% Design. Inside of the hall. Market Research in London. At the Liberty Department store. At Maison &Objet. Having meeting. At Maison & Objet. Inside of the Maison & Objet hall. Eiffel Tower. The street of Louvre. The city of Porto① Having meeting with Portuguess manufacture The city of Porto② The capital of Portugal, Lisbon① The capital of Portugal, Lisbon② Having meeting with Turkish towel manufacture "TURKUAZ". Having meeting with Turkish blanket manufacture "SESLI". At the Grand Bazaar. Hagia Sophia in Turkey. Visiting factory.
- August 2014:
- Trainig in USA
(Los Angles / Las Vegas / New York / Orlando)
Market research in USA Costco. Market research in Beverley Hills. Market research at Rodeo Drive in Los Angles. Break time at seaside of Santa Monica. We researched many places with a rental car. Having meeting in exhibition hall in Las Vegas. Inside of the exhibition hall in Las Vegas. The exhibition booth. Our dandy boss Mr. Shibuya with gorgeous hotel in Las Vegas in his back. At Times Square. At the New York Now. Inside of the exhibition hall. At Ground Zero. NY Stock Exchange. At Disney World. At Universal Studio. Market research in Disney Town. Market research at souvenir shop. Harry Potter Area in Universal Studio① Harry Potter Area in Universal Studio②
- May 2014:
- Training in Scandinavian Countries ( Finland / Denmark / Sweden )
Picture with the president of Moomin Characters cooperation, Mr. Roleff Krakstrom. Walking through Finland before the business meeting. ① Walking through Finland before the business meeting. ② The street of Finland. Walking through the mountain in Finland.
- March 2014:
- Training in China (China Import and Export Fair)
The exhibition hall. Inside the hall.① Inside the hall② The exhibition booth. Night view of Shanghai from the top of a skyscraper.
- January 2014:
- Training in Europe. (France /UK /Spain)