It is purely happy to be awarded for what have been committed to continue.
Being awarded when matured would feet more happy compared to the period when I was child would be probably because I have known the difficulty to continue and the appreciations to others.
I feel I am lucky to be born in the good era as craftsman.
Grandmaster (in 89 years old) told me the era he run the factory would be the best for manufacturing industries from the end of World War II and high growth period in Japan. Given shortage of goods, as soon as manufactured, products were sold off.
For those seriously committed to work, the period when they live as craftsman would be best whenever they are born.
It has been always said to be depressed since 2000 when I had become working adult, thus, I have never realized it.
For me, this prevailing period would be the best.
It would not be fun for whatever products are sold as soon as produced.
"The shortage of goods" would not be interesting reason for products to be sold.
It would be a bit disappointed when I am told "I would like to buy your products because whatever I would like to buy."
It would be more happy if our products are chosen among other alternatives as "I love your products !"
There are many products available now. From manufacturers' point of view, it would not be easy for the products to be sold. On the other hand, consumers would be able to choose products with more considerations from almost infinity alternatives across overseas' bland and Japanese local manufacturers' ones.
Many goods and services are born for consumers with expert eyes and disappear and bewilderingly selected, the market itself would be interesting given as if being unlimitedly expanded.
I would really appreciate for every single client to buy KOMA products among other alternatives, which makes me happy.
The prevailing period would be recognized as the era when we are able to feel such kinds of happiness.
I, even as genuine conceited person, would be able to appreciate obediently.
In any period, in nay measures and angles, "continuously making valuable products" would be difficult.
Many have talked about sustainability these days, "Without extra efforts" would be one of the material key word for it.
Everyone would be able to run companies if they would be able to survive without any extra efforts, soundly, without any dislocations.
So, anything would be difficult to continue.
Continuous extra efforts would be required for small manufacturers to be independent in the big market.
Even with limited time, capital, and resources, it develops its own products.
Then, it produces the minimum inventory stocks without any guarantees of sales after paying money for relevant materials.
With limited amount of expenses, advertising, marketing, and sales promotions.
Without any sales, expenses need to be paid in advance.
It would be super extra efforts and unhealthy.
The reason why I would like to challenge it, even under such difficult environment, would be this prevailing era would have the best potentials.
Anything would have improved gradually with continuous extra efforts.
I would like to grow KOMA as a factory producing "genuine" furnitures which can be made only by highly professional craftsman.
So, I am very happy for KOMA to be awarded this time as evaluated as one of the factory for furnitures.
I am happy for KOMA to be awarded as other famous manufacturers of furnitures including Hida Sangyo Co, Ltd., TENDO CO., Ltd. , CONDE HOUSE co. ltd., KARIMOKU FURNITURE NC., Alflex spa., Miyazaki Chair Factory Co. Ltd..
I appreciate this to this prevailing period.