“Shikyu” is the Japanese word for a womb. “Shikyu-chan” (small womb, “Womby”) was created to remind us how life begins, and how life should be, accepting with no questions or barriers. The Shikyu-chan gently cradles the Earth (“Chikyuin Japanese language) in arms protecting and nurturing all life within.

This is not just a cute toy, but a Self Help Item that helps us to calm down and relax in any stressful situation. The smooth surface of The Shiku-chan has been chosen as the most natural and comfortable when held in the palm of ones hand.

Try to gently grip the Shikyu-chan.  It could take 30 to 60 minutes before holding it no longer feels foreign and you will be embraced in harmony.


A uterus (or a womb) is unique organ that works not for own body, but for another organism.

Each of living organisms obtained a life support system what is crucial for the certain organism’s life, but only a reproductive system exists for other organism. This system is able to create and care on different living organism.
Female’s organism only endow with this special organ. Female only has the great duty to pass the biological information from an ancestry to the next generation. This important mission could be executed by female only. The greatest gift from the Universe is the ability to care on a new life. This is reminding the Earth what cares on all of us, on ours parents and will do for our children.
How could this great work be done without a sensitive attention and kind treatment of the new growing organism inside? Uterus is able to do this perfectly (byoloical explanation is here).

The basic way of care on a new growing up organism is supporting and not restricting of its needs and activity. Speaking in other words, a uterus has ability to give a fetus an opportunity to do whatever it “wants” to do, during growing inside. For example if the fetus movement activity increased by some physiological reasons, so, inner space of uterus is increasing as well. An opposite, the uterus is embracing of fetus when it’s or mother’s physiological condition is getting worse. So it is safe to say that uterus as the part of mother’s body stays in effective cooperation with the new organism during growing it up inside. Actually, both of them allowed to keep own activity in certain degree of freedom till this activity could move across the line and became mutually destructive for the baby and for the mother’s body as well.

This is the best example of respect and collaboration of two absolutely different biological objects:
1) the fetus that even could be completely foreign for a certain mother’s body in such artificial case as a surrogate and
2) the uterus.  

Simply speaking, uterus gives kindness, warmth, physical protection, and the most important feeling: you are not lonely. Why this basic biological phenomenon could not be the best way of the mutual respect of each other’s difference for our society?




by Tatiana A. ROMANOVA and Masato TAKEUCHI
       womb conscious (2010)  shikyu-chan (2008)