At the end of the last article, I happed to set "Goals of KOMA" as theme of the next blog, I have found it difficult to find them.
It would not be appropriate as the representative, given no ideas after thinking through over 6 months, I would like to conclude as KOMA does not require specific goals.
For past 15 years, we have been struggling to overcome issues and goals to survive, I have not had clear ideas what are leaned and/or what we would like to acquire.
I ask Kamei, who has been the partner since establishing KOMA, about it.
"We both will be 40 years old this year, what do review past 15 years ?"
Kamei sincerely responds to me even when he has been working something seriously pausing his work while I am looking at the ceiling with clasping my hands behind my head and bending myself back over the back of the chair.
Kamei responded as following,
"I was not able to imagine the prevailing status of KOMA and we have achieved what we though of something we would like to be like dreams ! Do not you think so ?!"
Kamei continued followings with smiling
"We are able to create furnitures which we would like make, to have many orders, to have directly maned store, clients come across Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa as well as overseas, to receive many CVs, to be awarded, to be exposed to magazines, radio programs, and TY programs ?! Do you remember our jobs in the early stage of the company ? We have reached the current stage from there. Have you had any ideas of them ? lol"
It is surely true.
Personally, I am also delighted to see other craftsman specialized in furnitures frequently visit KOMA shop. I would like for them to look through details of our furnitures, and I would be satisfied if our products inspire them somewhat.
Or, they would inspire me in order to keep them from being disappointed.
The initial stage of KOMA was terrible.
It was something like "Is it cool to make living on what we love to do with freedom ?!"
So, we have experienced the hell before long.
We do not have jobs to do or jobs we were not able to make money even completion with work whole though nights.
We have dissolved in one year inability to do anything without money for foods, rents, gasolines, although both us have families
I remember further.
Given my understanding that I cannot be employed by others when I was in high school, I decided to work as a craftsman.
From the beginning, I had no other choices.
"Sure, it would be good achievements for us."
"Yes, it is indeed fortunate !"
Thanks to the partner saying with satisfied, I felt piled up sediment has been cleansed.
To much expressing appreciations would be shady, while I may become better person when I feel lesser strange when I think of appreciations.
Although I arrogantly make comment "I cannot find goals.", I doubt there are no such goals from the beginning and I have re-realized that all chances and opportunities had been brought by someones before I knew them.
So, we may not have to have concrete goals.
What we think of joyful, happy, cool would be goals.
"Then, after we will absolutely enjoy ?" said Kamei with smile.
"The goal of a baseball boy is supposed to be introduced in to the Baseball Hall of Fame in MLB. In case of a guitar boy, it is supposed to win Grammy Awards."
"How about crafts boy like us ?" Kamei asked.
"It is supposed to be a group of craftsman whose name are memorized in the world history of furnitures ! It supposed to be really fun for us to rise further upward in the world ?"
"I guess it may be 20 years later ? The drink celebrating the achievement would be incredibly enjoyable !", Kamei appeared to be satisfied.
It would be good to enjoy conversations about the past and idle talk about the future.
Anyway, all we are supposed to do is just making furniture without arguments.
I took 6 months to have this simple conclusion, anyway, it has been clearly resolved.
"I would like to start developing businesses overseas !" in the previous article without any basis, however, there are an offer from the company in Shanghai.
What ? Really ?It is deeply appreciated.
I will make efforts given it appears to be fun!
By the way, the purpose of my blog would be making the identity of KOMA to be well known through the master of the factory, however, it would not make sense given too slow updates.
In the future, I would like to write down something I am impressed and I just would like to do so.