April 15, 2022 at 10:14PM

We live in a society with many choices. The freedom of choice illustrates our wealth, and appreciating individual value is quite beautiful. We can have choices today thanks to many people who struggled to acquire The Choices. Therefore, it is important to respect the unknown “Seniors” who are the foundation of what we enjoy now. We are here at present to create the future. Both “Now” and “Future” are somewhat an accumulation of all the past. “Traditional” doesn’t mean just “old” – it is an accumulation of their stories. We cannot define or judge which “tradition” is better or worse. There is one history as a fact, but there are so many stories around the history. Sashiko is one of those.

One stitch by One Stitch. All hand-stitched. We choose to hand-stitch. We enjoy hand-stitching. I share Sashiko Stories here in English, but there are millions of unknown stories from unknown Japanese people who practice(d) Sashiko. I am here to pick up as many stories as possible. If we were to focus on sustainability & recycle, let’s try to bring up their stories to the stage to learn more, too. A choice comes with responsibility, and I am here because of my choice & its responsibility.





本日の配信も素敵な時間をありがとうございました。「刺し子はアートか?なぜ私は刺し子をアートとは見ていないのか」を掘り下げながら、気がつけばガッツリ90分以上話をしておりました。結論は出ていませんし、逆に出すつもりもないのだろうと思っています。刺し子はアートになりうるし、無理に二元論で(YesかNoで)結論を出す必要はないんだろうと思っています。針を持った日本人がいて、その日本人には針を持つ理由があって、喜怒哀楽と一緒に作られる様々な物語が日本文化を彩っている中で、刺し子にも日本文化から派生した、あるいは一部となるような「仕事」があったんだろうと思います。手仕事。日本的な考え方も含めて、日本が誇れるものの一つだろうと思っています。

#Sashiko #JapaneseSashiko #Hitomezashi #刺し子 #日本人の刺し子


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