Commune at KRASI is a home-focused retail space and relaxing hair salon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When the salon first opened in 2004, Business owner Aki Serita Takashio, rooted in her sense of community and native Japanese culture, felt the importance of individual attention to her customers as well as the warm, welcoming atmosphere of her salon. The gift component of Commune comes from her enthusiasm for working with small businesses and understanding the designers’ feeling of their hand-made, one of a kind product, conveying their message personally to her customers.
Under the lifestyle brand KRASI (pronounced “ku-ra-shi”), Serita extracts the Japanese sense of hospitality and gift-giving to her business concept. Meaning “living” or “lifestyle” in Japanese, KRASI adapts to fill a niche for Brooklynites and visitors alike who seek a local and reliable spot for everyday necessities.