Kara Miller's Profile
Hi, I am Kara, the "Kara" in Kara no Te which means Kara's Hands or Empty Hands in Japanese.
I was raised in a military family. Every year or two, my family would move to a new location and each time I would welcome the chance to learn about a new environment, meet new people, and taste new flavors. Something that kept me grounded during all of these moves was my desire to create and to work with my hands—I wanted to see how my hands could bring meaning and warmth to my new environment.
My interest in Japanese culture also started with my parents. My parents lived in Japan before I was born. While growing up, I repeatedly asked them to “tell me about Japan.” Their stories intrigued me; they were something to dream about; they were beautiful and inspiring. When I was 15, my curiosity led me to Japan for a six-week exchange program. I fell in love…
- Joined January 5, 2010
- Kara Miller
- Ithaca, NY, United States