December 31, 2022 at 09:46PM

One last post before welcoming 2023 here. I really appreciate all of you here reading & listening to our voice. Because of the topic I use & the way of my writing, some misunderstand my message. Some claim that they do not understand what I am saying. However, my message is quite simple – it is just written the way they are not familiar with (or not expecting). The Story here is Sashiko as my life – not to please anyone specific. The year will be new, but I will be the same in 2023.

In 2023, I will elaborate the phrase “Protect the Upstream”, as this can explain a lot of aspects in my message. Anyone can enjoy a waterplay in the river, yet it is important to understand where the river comes especially if they teach about what they do in the river to others. As all rivers have an upstream, all culture has upstream. There is no such a thing as “Right River” and “Wrong River”, yet each river has its character: and in many cases, the name explains the river’s characteristics and stores. Same as Sashiko. I want EVERYONE to enjoy Sashiko – not just they or you or I – everyone in the past, present and in the future. I sincerely hope that the stories here will be the assistance to preserve the Sashiko we have developed (not only ours, but many others Sashiko) in Japan. Happy New Year!!



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