What We Want to Achieve with Our New Website

AEDI, Diary, Web Design

It's been a week since we launched our new website. During this week, we've been tirelessly tweaking settings, making adjustments, and adding new content to the site.

Excluding/Removing Specific Tags in WordPress

Web Design

Excluding specific tags from the tag list with the_tag seemed challenging. However, I figured out a way using get_the_tags, and I wanted to share it with you.

August 22, 2023, 14:40 – Reflecting on This Blog

AEDI, Diary, Web Design

About this blog. As we revamp our website, we’re contemplating what kind of content and topics to write about on this blog. It’s currently August 22nd (Tuesday), 2:40 PM, and I find myself in a family restaurant in Mizue, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. Why, you might wonder? Well, sitting in front of my computer at the usual workspace wasn’t yielding any ideas today. Inspiration wasn’t descending from the heavens, and I found myself just staring at the monitor.

How to Display Custom Post Type as a Dropdown Field in Contact Form 7

Web Design

When using WordPress custom post types for website development, there are instances where you might want to dynamically display a list of custom post type titles within Contact Form 7 forms, such as contact forms, order forms, or other types of forms, allowing users to make selections. In this guide, we will achieve this without using additional plugins. We'll demonstrate how to display a list of custom post type titles in a dropdown format using the SELECT (select box) element within Contact Form 7.

Participating in Disaster Volunteer Activities in Mabi, Kurashiki


On July 12th and 13th, 2018, I took part in disaster volunteer activities in Mabi-cho, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture. It had been approximately a week since heavy rain warnings were issued, and upon arriving in the local area of Mabi-cho, Kurashiki City, I witnessed the aftermath of the floods, which was more severe than anticipated, leaving me deeply aware of the extent of the flood damage.

The Source of All Abundance Lies Within You

Book, Tips for Living

There’s a widely known figure in the spiritual realm named Eckhart Tolle, who authored a bestselling book titled “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” This book, which sold a staggering 5.8 million copies in the United States, has left a significant impact. I personally purchased this book nearly a decade ago (according to the publication date in my copy, it was first published on October 25, 2008) and have revisited it recently after spotting it on my bookshelf.

246 by Kotaro Sawaki


Around three years ago, at the end of October in 2014, I made the decision to relocate my base of operations from Tokyo to Okayama. I had already shipped my office and household belongings to Okayama, and there I stood at Tokyo Station with a large backpack on my back and a small carry-on in hand. 246 was the book I purchased at Tokyo Station's kiosk for entertainment during my Shinkansen ride back to Okayama from Tokyo.

Making Chance Your Ally

Tips for Living

The other day, I happened to come across a YouTube video of a lecture by the novelist Yoko Ogawa titled "Literature in Life Project." As I watched, she shared some fascinating insights. She talked about how the background story of her book "Kotori" (Little Bird) was a product of chance.

Just Do Something Anyway. Chase It. Seek It. Take Action.

Book, Tips for Living

This is an article about the content of the book “How to Get Ideas” by Jack Foster, a person who worked at a major advertising agency in the United States. The book was translated into Japanese by Tsukiko Aoshima. Our company name was inspired by this book, as we decided to choose a name related to ideas. The book is about “how to generate ideas,” presented in a structured manner through numerous episodes and anecdotes.