Gaman Wristbands

Please help support the Ishinomaki Playground Project by purchasing a Gaman  wristband for $2.00.  Gaman, which means patience and perseverance, was an important word for Miya’s grandmother Sumiko, who was from Ishinomaki. 

See below for locations that are selling them, or go to our Contact Us page and email us your request.

Front of wristband

Rear view of wristband

Wristbands can be found at the following locations:

Famous Quotes Involving Patience and Perseverance

  • Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin
  • There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not that you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. – Barack Obama
  • Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody up. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  – John Quincy Adams