The great sea frees me, moves me, as a strong wind carries a weed. Earth and her strong winds move me, take me away; and my soul is swept up in joy. Uvavnuk, female Inuit shaman, ca. 1900s (translated by Jane Hirshfield, blue and white, Yuko Hosaka)
The mission this time, charged to the father of extra super duralumin bumper cases, Toshiyuki Itoigawa (Director and Plant Manager for Nakada Craft Co., Ltd.), was to “create a metal bumper case that doesn’t need a screwdriver or screws.” By overturning the metal processing industry’s standard theory of “using screws to fix metal cases in place,” this product started with the development of a completely new technology.