January 17, 2022 at 11:11PM

A Jacket like this takes about a year to complete, starting with “finding the best vintage fabric”. Other works can be done in much shorter time, but I no longer take commission work. (I used to, but I got tired of many inconsiderate interactions). When we become friends, I can introduce someone who I trust in Sashiko. However, unfortunately, we have only time left to make a piece for someone who cares & values what we do.Most of our items can be for sale, but most of the items are “Back-Ordered”. We are happy to take custom orders, but please be considerate. It takes months of our life.

A few Jackets per year. We don’t know how many more jackets we can make. It is our sincere pleasure for someone to “wear” it as Sashiko’s true beauty exists in its ”using” it. At the same time, if you would like to have a similar Sashiko Jacket/Denim and/or wish for our consultation, please consider taking our class – either In-Person or Online. I will probably open up the eyes, and that will answer many possible questions by itself.

I cannot answer all the questions & requests. I appreciate it, but I need to choose what I can work with in order to protect myself. I have made terrible mistakes in the past, and I cannot repeat that again to keep sharing Sashiko Stories. I wish I could be everyone’s friend here, but I am not, until I become your friend. Interacting as if I am a human is all I am asking. I am NOT a “Siri” or “Alexa” to give quick answers for instant gratification: I am a person with decent emotion carrying life-long stories & family to support.





母(恵子さん)と僕の二人が、沢山の方々のお力添えを頂いて形になっている私達の刺し子です。SNSの時代、誰でも気楽に繋がることができます。「敬う」という仕組みが違う場所と言語で活動していると、ある程度のフィルターはかけなければいけません。じゃないと、「おっ!そのデニム良いね!いくら?」という質問に一つずつ答える必要があり、「お前誰やねん」という僕の突っ込みだらけの日々になってしまうからです。商売が目的なら丁寧にお答えすべきところなのですが、売れりゃ何でも良いとは思っていないので。

ただ不思議なのは、日本語だと、嫌な経験がほぼゼロだということ。日本語でも失礼な人はいるだろうし、これまで幸運なだけかもしれませんが、過去3年間の積み重ねの中で、日本語のコメントやご連絡を頂くと、心が弾むのです。で、必要以上に長い返信を書くという(笑)日本語で読んでくださっている皆様にもお届けできるように工夫をしていかなきゃなぁと思うのです。

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