Weaving a bridge between cultures with new fabric

Love of art and a desire for understanding different cultures — so as to find a way to build a bridge among them — have been important aspects of Micaela Metri’s life since her youth, when she was a student on a full scholarship at the L.B. Pearson College of the Pacific in Canada. She arrived in Japan in 1999 because of her husband’s new position in Tokyo. Today, the Italian-born art expert, with particular attention to craft, is the mother of two boys and the CEO of Godai Group Srl, an Italian company trying to interweave Italian and Japanese culture “through the washi paper thread.”…

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