We introduce Japanese culture and items to the world, and contribute to world happiness and prosperity.
Office Flora Philosophy
1868, the year of the Meiji Restoration, was the year, Japan started to embark on a journey to search for its new soul. It is extremely remarkable that Japan quickly caught up with powerful western nations in a few decades by incorporating their concepts, technologies and systems in it.
The dramatic reforms brought Japan not only economic development but also a promotion in the world society. The victory of the Russo Japanese war, astonished the world and Japan demonstrated its ability and potential to the world. As a result, Japan was elected as a permanent seat in the league of nations.
However, 20th century was the century of wars.
The great depression and block economy invited the world into another wars.
Japan also fought wars, and finished it by two atomic bombs. -It was devastated.
Paul Claudel, poète-ambassadeur, a diplomat and distinguished French writer once said;
We are the one of the most developed modern countries today, in sense of social stability, manufacturing, robotic technology and as well as animation culture. It is not deniable.
However, it is questionable --have we really "developed"?
We live in the world where the values of "convenience" and "inexpensive" are highly appreciated. Development of automobiles, smartphones, 24/7 open stores have made our life extremely easier. It is as if like we had a dokodemo-door, a magical device that takes you any place you want to go or as if we were homo-zeus, a mighty human.
On the other hand, it should be mentioned that Japan lost too many virtues in exchange for such conveniences, especially its soul - spiritual values that have been handed down from the ancient times, that have fascinated many fellow people on the earth, including, a spirit to pursue wisdom, a Spirit to find silence in Emptiness in Zen, or a Spirit of to learn from the Nature, and to follow the Natural Way in Shinto, a spirit of discipline and loyalty in Bushido code of conduct –we are seeing these Noble Spiritual and Traditional concepts are on the verge of the extinct today.
In addition, we are seeing an expansion on disparities in information, education and income rapidly and in unstoppable way, along with depopulation and super aging society. – in a word, we all are living in a completely unpredictable world.
Everyone feels anxious, in search of something immovable which has universal and timeless value, which we could be core value of life.
Obviously, it is each of us to find such answer, in the light of predecessors’ lessons and wisdom, and, it would be evident that the very concept and value of Japanese spiritual culture, fatally injured, illuminate us.
Hiromi Nishiwaki, founder of Office Flora, has a combined 20 years experience in multinational organization with multicultural teams. She is far from perfect, as most of you. However, she loves to learn from everything and loves Japan and earth. The mission of her and her friends is to contribute to “Happiness” – (such a banal word yet strong and true word) - of earth family, including mankind, by promoting and saving Japanese spiritual culture values.
Office Flora welcomes everyone in our team as irreplaceable member.
Hiromi Nishiwaki /Founder , Office Flora
We provide pleasure and enjoyment for Japan-loving people by showcasing the ultimate beauties of Japan. We serve the world by being a human. Heart, warmth, wounded heart and imperfection. 🙂
Office Flora "JAPANOPHILE " Promotion was founded as a Japanese culture Research firm in 2017. We provide exciting information on Japanese Art and Culture and offer intellectual excitements though the prism of Hiromi Nishiwaki.
We provide deep insights about Japanese traditional culture and Art from a Western perspective while keeping the core concepts from the Japanese Spiritual and traditional values intact.
Our mission is to contribute to world happiness and prosperity.
1. Writing Service Essays on Japan, especially i. Japanese Arts - aesthetics ii. philosophy-ethic /moral /education, iii. Culture/Communication Gaps. 2. Proofreading Japanese texts 3. Japanese Keigo (Honorific speech in Japanese) Lesson 4. Communication, facilitation and advisory services 5. Translation and Interpreting Service- J to E, E to J 6. Travel companion Service-J and E, F and I 7. Promotion and marketing - Ad writing Service 8. Development and Sales of Japanese Traditional Crafts, Especially Fountain pens.
Hiromi has an extraordinary sense of art and culture. I appreciate Hiromi very much! Hiromi succeeds in combining and understanding philosophy, religion, art and culture. For me, Hiromi is also a translator of a mystical past world in our new time. She creates very well a contemporary interpretation of different cultures. Your contributions always enrich me and make me stop, so that I can immerse myself in another world. Thanks, Hiromi!
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