Konnichiwa. I'm Clare, a singer and musician. I create mantras and meditation music for your yoga and spiritual practices. I also love to teach and lead meditation sessions, as well as practice Reiki and Quantum Energy Healing. I enjoy learning new ways to feed my inner being and share these discoveries with others.
I was raised by a Scottish mother and a Japanese father. Seeing a foreign person in Japan in the '80s was still a rare occurrence, and this was when I was born as a mixed-race child. My friends don't believe me when I tell them that people used to point fingers at us, shouting "Wow! Gaijin!", as they were genuinely shocked by how we looked. Gaijin translates as an outsider. Thankfully, the majority of Japanese people are now used to seeing international people, but my childhood was a bit crazy and challenging. If you are different in any way, you become an easy target for discrimination. I just remember constantly being on defence mode. However, I have good memories too. I was close to my Japanese grandparents who were from Okinawa – a cluster of tropical islands located south of Japan. I was heavily influenced by the beautiful Okinawa culture, island music, and their way of living.
I moved to Scotland when I was 15. My mum wanted my siblings and I to be fully bilingual and bicultural. Even though I knew this would be a good move for me, I struggled with this change. Once again, I was still in the minority and this time for being Asian. Music became my easy escape at school, as I could barely speak English. Looking back, I find meaning and value in all of these challenges. The lessons were blessings and I am grateful.
Fast forward a few years, I went on to study music in London and started my career as a session/touring musician. Over the years, I have played keyboards and sang backing vocals for various artists, and toured around the world with them. During this time, I became a wellbeing and mindfulness enthusiast, all in practice to stay “well” on tour. I founded my skincare and wellbeing company Majo Medicine in 2016 - a business I run with my sister Rosa. It has become a platform for us to channel our good intentions for the world.
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Lately, I have been focusing on composing meditation music.
Check out my latest releases here.
Majo Medicine is a natural, ethical and organic skincare brand. We make cruelty free, vegan products that are packed full of potent, high quality organic ingredients, which make the skin look and feel amazing.
Our philosophy - Pro Ageing Well™
We can look and feel youthful without the stress and constraints constantly surrounding us. We are aspiring to shift the concept of beauty and the ageing process. People who are “well” in their body AND mind naturally look good, youthful, charismatic and attractive, no matter what their age. This is why we want to avoid the term anti-ageing and promote « pro ageing well » instead. At Majo Medicine, we believe in the magic of human beings and their infinite potential. We believe our greatest lesson is to remind ourselves daily that we already have everything we need within ourselves.
"Beauty is in the wellbeing of the mind and body - it’s about authenticity, confidence, charisma, character and being comfortable."
- Clare Uchima, Founder
We are on a mission to help people (including ourselves) feel good from the inside out. Investing in our future, by healing our past, and fully appreciating the gift of now. We are passionate about re-inventing the word medicine.
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Majo Medicine is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, a movement of businesses supporting environmental solutions. We proudly work with inspirational, non-profit charities to help make the world a more sustainable place. More info here.
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