Wakumi

Our name originates from a combination of the Japanese words “wa” and “takumi”. “wa” has multiple meanings, which include “Japanese style” and “harmony” (when written as 和) or “ring” and “circle of people” (when written as 輪). “takumi” means “craftsmanship”, and is an integral part of Japanese culture.

Our name signifies a gathering of some of the most distinctive products and services from Japan.

Kai Mitsushio
満潮 開

Co-founder



TOKYO, JAPAN

Yoshinori Sakuno
作野 善教

Co-Founder
Founder &
Managing Director at doq

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Naotaka Aogaki
青柿 直孝

Creative Director
Co-Founder at doq


CHICAGO, IL, USA

Scott Patterson
パターソン スコット

Technologist



TOKYO, JAPAN

Raymond Hu
フー レイモンド

Curator



NEW YORK, NY, USA

At wakumi, it is our life’s passion to bring together the finest from Japan with businesses from around the world.

When you’re with wakumi, you’re supported by a multicultural team with international business experience and strong roots in Japan. The wakumi team comes from a diverse set of professional backgrounds, including technology, marketing, sales, design, editorial and creative development. We also represent various cultural backgrounds, including Japan, China, Australia, and the United States.

wakumi is brought to you in partnership with doq, a cross-cultural marketing consultancy.