April 02, 2021 at 01:14PM

“The Japanese practiced Sashiko to survive through the harsh conditions with limited resources” is a true statement. I used to use the word “poor” and “poverty” instead of “harsh conditions” and “limited resources”. The more I learn about the English definition, I need to replace these words. After all Sashiko is NOT a hand-stitching culture in poverty (with understanding the definition of poor & poverty). It wouldn’t happen in Japan in the Japanese language. I am still learning how to introduce our culture in different languages. So interesting, and so delicate to handle (otherwise, it may be broken).  

[Poverty = the state of being extremely poor] / [Poor = “worse than is usual, expected, or desirable; of a low or inferior standard or quality” or “lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in a society”]. These definitions are not what I wanted to introduce. 




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