There’s a family-run jewelry business in Harajuku called Goro’s. The original jeweler’s name is Goro Takahashi and he’s a legend all over Japan. He went to live in America on a [Native American] reservation and learned to make jewelry with feathers and beads. You can only buy his jewelry in Tokyo; everything is handmade, and the resale markup is astronomical. You start with one feather and a certain material, and then you buy a new one every time you come back. Every time I went [to Tokyo] I added something, but you can only get one per visit. I just completed mine. I was very fortunate to be introduced to them and to slowly build my necklace six years ago. Even after all the years of knowing them and becoming friends with them, I still had to wait and This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 49 My Favorite Thing Heidi Gustafson on holding the hand of a faraway friend. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Dr. Woo Meet the tattoo artist who's inked LA. Arts & Culture Issue 46 My Favorite Thing Charles de Vilmorin on the possibilities of a sewing machine. Arts & Culture Issue 45 My Favorite Thing Gladys Chenel on the Egyptian god that oversees her home. Arts & Culture Issue 43 My Favorite Thing David Erritzoe shares the vial that sparked psychedelic thinking. Arts & Culture Issue 41 My Favorite Thing Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains the significance of his carved stool.