Let’s BEAR!

In this section, I would like to introduce simple examples of value-added products that I “bear” by myself or that I learned how to make somewhere. These examples will give you some hints on how to create value added products with resources available at hand. I hope the information here will be useful for you to Be Empowered with Available Resources. Let’s BEAR!

No. 1: Corn Husk Flower

No. 2: Eucalyptus Leave Flower

Eucalyptus Leave Flower
In your community, you may have a lot of trees. Tree leaves can be used as petals for ornaments. The following is a flower made of eucalyptus leaves. There are different varieties of eucalyptus in the world.

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No. 3: Wheat Ornaments

Wheat is one of the most common grain in the world. Speaking of wheat, the first thing that comes to our mind are products made of wheat, for instance, bread, pasta, or noodles. People add value to wheat by grinding it. But is that the only method of value addition to wheat?

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No.4: Seed Flowers

When you cook pumpkins, I guess that you throw away the seeds. But don’t throw them away. Today I would like to show you how to make a beautiful flower from pumpkin seeds.

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No.5: Cloth Scrap Flowers

Today, I would like to show you how to make a flower from scraps of cloth that I introduced on Facebook on May 11, 2013. On that day, my mom, Yasuko, participated in a workshop, which was provided by a fair trade shop called People Tree.

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No.6: Cherry Blossom Tray

The Japanese have a special feeling about cherry blossoms. In Japan, the blooming cherry blossoms mean “spring has come.” After a shivering cold winter, at around the end of March, cherry blossoms start blooming. Depending on where you are in Japan, the time of the season is different when cherry blossoms bloom.

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