December 27, 2021 at 08:08AM

All I am doing is to be “the someone” I wanted to have when I was a child.

Everyone has their own challenges. In this society, sometimes, “What one has” doesn’t define happiness, and so was my childhood. “How much we have” is important to dodge unfortunate events, but they are all relative to the ongoing situation and “others”. In Sashiko, I am privileged, but I never “wanted” to learn Sashiko. I had to learn to survive. It came with consequences, and I often suffer from it, too, yet I feel the (unwanted) responsibility.

“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”. Spiderman – A quote I learned in English in my youth. I do have great responsibility in Sashiko. In this society, “English” as a language is one form of Great Power. If one speaks English, the wall of the culture surviving globally gets lower. If not, the culture may be buried, or worse, it may be repainted to a completely different color. Therefore, I speak up as a Japanese person who practices Sashiko today. Please keep learning. I am not the one who gives you candy (comfort), but I can be the one who gives you the wisdom (answer) you may be looking for (subconsciously). Stop trying to find a comfortable place with words by saying “inspired” or “style”. It doesn’t excuse one from Cultural Appropriation unless they try to understand the Essence. It means, though, when they try to learn the essence, it can avoid Cultural Appropriation. Doubt your “expectation”. Sashiko is a simple & easy form of stitching, but it is much more than that.

When one (you) wishes to learn, I am here. When they try to learn, they don’t have to say “Style” or “Inspired”. It is Sashiko, and it can be Boro.





昨日の「刺し子な福袋」の売り出し、大きな混乱もなく迎えることができました。恵子さんも「読むの面倒」という程の長文に目を通して頂き、心から感謝しています。思いは伝わることが一番で、「伝える努力」をすることは大前提なのですが、簡素な文章で思いを纏め上げる程の能力がないので、引き続き長文を書き続けたらと思っています。長文には長文なりの長所があるのです。

本日までに頂いた注文は近日中に発送を開始します。売り切れた段階で一度販売停止とし、納期と値段を調整の上(多少値上げします)、1月初旬までは販売を続けます。残り僅かなものもありますが、まだ残っていますので是非ご検討頂けたら幸いです。リンクはストーリーからご覧下さい!

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


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