Why Atelier Kami?


The word “Kami” comes from the Shinto belief, which promotes respect and oneness with nature. Kamis, the spirits that comprise the majority of elements connected to the earth.

Kami have a specific life-giving, harmonising power, called musubi, and a truthful will, called makoto (also translated as sincerity).

Kami is not entirely good, either. There is a number of kami that are recognized as evil. In Shinto, it's believed that all kami have the ability to become angry even though they more commonly protect people. They are also not entirely perfect and can make mistakes.

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So, I've chosen the name 'Kami' not only because it sounds like my own name, but also in tribute to these spirits who have their own unique personalities, with whom we should respectfully interact.