kasei = growth

Hey all –

this is LeeMo’s very first necklace and it means something really special to me.

Although my family in Japan is not affected by the tragedy occurring, it has been very hard to see all of the damage done to the country.  My first thought was to drop everything here and go help in any way that I could – but after taking a moment, realized that was not plausible. I have designed this necklace to be a symbol to remember that through this tragedy, by working together, we can help Japan.

The cherry blossom was designed as a Kamon, or emblem – so we can remember what happened and keep it near our hearts. The cherry blossom symbolizes new growth – it is very important to stay positive and keep moving forward so that Japan can begin to put itself back together after the series of tragedies.

All profits from the Kasei Necklaces will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.


Thanks for supporting LeeMo & Japan!


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About leemodesigns

I have been folding Origami for over 20 years - being raised in both Japan and Hawai'i has shaped and formed who I am today. Origami has been a kind of relaxation for me my entire life, and only recently did I discover that I enjoyed wearing my work rather than simply displaying it! Although folding paper is how I originally started LeeMo, my personal exploration of digital fabrication has expanded the way that I approach modular origami. Folding will always be a passion for me, but I never want to forget how it all started: a little girl and a package of paper.

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