The big earthquake hit Northeast Japan, almost 7 years ago, a cold day in March. In a process of recovering from this tragedy, Sashiko helped a group of people in small town, Otsuchi. We are honored to announce that the Otsuchi recovery Sashiko project hosts their Sashiko Exhibition to reiterated our condolences, to remember what happened.
(Original English Announcement: The detail is on en.sashico.com | Sashi.co & Keiko Futatsuya)
The power of hand-crafting |
Otsuchi Sashiko Project had successfully created “a community” where survivors of Tsunami get together and practice Sashiko.
“We would like to deliver a fishing rod instead of a fish”
After receiving so grateful support supplies from in&out of Japan, we focused on how to bring them to “normal,” which seemed to be almost impossible. I don’t think we have brought them to “normal” but we are sure that we could help them physically and psychologically through Sashiko and hand-crafting. We surely see the power of Sashiko.
Every Sashiko items are all handmade.
There are similar designs, but they are all one of a kind Sashiko items, which is actually Sashiko art.
We are happy to introduce the Sashiko items in general public so people and touch, feel, and appreciate the precious works.
Sashiko artist, Keiko Futatsuya, will be in the gallery on March 10th and 18th.
The manager of Otsuchi Sashiko Project will be attending the lecture and opening on March 10th.
It is an event in Japanese, but it is a rare opportunity to enjoy the actual & traditional Sashiko items.
Sashiko Exhibition for anyone | in Gifu Prefecture
The Sashiko exhibition is open for free admission during March 10th to 18th between 10 am to 6 pm. The location of the gallery is not convenient for non-Japanese, but please contact us for the locations if you happen to be in Japan, in Gifu prefecture.
We will take photos and show our Sashiko arts.