Our mission is to leave the blue sea and blue sky beautiful and blue for the next generation.
(books, videos, website etc)
(Japanese / English)
Ethical Product Produce
SPIRIT BLUE brand
(website, catalogue etc in Japanese / English)
Event Planning, Coordination service
Kamakura-bori Woodwork &Lacquer 4-piece set of utensils
in a roll-up pouch
Guidebook on Kamakura & Enoshima
(Kamakura-style wooden hand-carved lacquerware)
The pattern of ya-bane, or "feathered arrow," carved into the cutlery is a symbol of the courage to face new challenges, protection against evil, and the samurai spirit of Kamakura.
Samurai warriors who achieved the revolution to establish the new era from the world of aristocracy in Kyoto to the samurai warriors of Kamakura used the bow and arrow not only as weapons but also as sacred objects to deliver prayers to the gods as we still see in yabusame, Japanese equestrian archery today.
Items were created by local craftsmen and artists to reduce single-use waste for the ones who care about our beautiful planet Earth and local communities.
The Blue Inc. was established in 2015 by Mariko Miki.
Based in Akiya, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan which is a quiet beach town about one hour away from Tokyo.
Our mission is to to keep our precious natural environment healthy and beautiful, and also restore the eco-system that had been damaged by us, humans.
We create books and videos, organizing community projects, producing ethical products for ordinary people to make positive changes in our daily life.
Mariko was born in Tokyo, Japan and grew up in Chiba Prefecture, then lived in America (Florida and Pennsylvania) for 8 years in total and now lives in a small village overlooking Sagami Bay and Mt. Fuji in Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Over a span of twenty years, while working in public relations, Mariko hosted a nature program for swimming with wild dolphins in the ocean.
She established The Blue Inc. in 2015 to help spread awareness of lifestyles that are harmonic with nature.
She is certified as a Permaculture Designer and has been involved in various local activities to restore damaged natural environment.