November 27, 2023 at 11:31PM

For those who are in the U.S., I hope you had a great Thanksgiving week. I had a great time with my family – just our “Nuclear Family” as 4 of us including Cat. I tried not to be on SNS, including here. I fulfilled several orders (Thanks!!), but I try to be away from the PC as well to try to make them laugh as much as possible. Laughter is important. It is my goal to make them laugh at least once a day… and for these last 5 days, I accomplished big time, including me laughing, too.

Happiness is something to realize, not to achieve or win over. It took ⅘ of my life to learn it. It is the same amount of years for me to understand the [Core & Essence] of Sashiko although I had been spending time with Sashiko my entire time. The trend is simplifying what Sashiko is focusing on “Design” and “Technique”. Yes, they are both important part of enjoying Sashiko – but it doesn’t make one’s stitching Sashiko by only focusing on Design & Technique. We can find similar designs with different names, and we can probably find almost identical techniques with another name on it. Simplification is not only harmful to other cultures, but also limiting oneself to fully enjoy the cultural practice – here Sashiko. I hope that Sashiko is there for you to realize the happiness, instead of trying to achieve the happiness by using the word “Sashiko”.




#Sashiko #刺し子 #Boro #日本人の刺し子


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