October 09, 2021 at 01:30PM

I am so grateful to have so many friends who help me to learn more here, youtube, Patreon and everywhere else. I keep educating myself to represent “it” better. Thank you.

Sashiko is, indeed, the practice of Sustainability. The resources we have are limited. Therefore, we need to educate ourselves to act smartly. In Sashiko, people had to choose to be sustainable because they lived in a harsh condition with limited resources (I do not define it “poverty”). They stitched to make fabric stronger, and last longer. They used all of the materials domestically because logistics was limited. When we live on land, we care for it. We usually do not take a dump where we eat. 

“Sashiko as a practice of sustainability” is true, yet it is only one aspect of Sashiko. One History, but so many stories around the History. By focusing on one aspect of sustainability, we shouldn’t destroy someone’s culture, especially if it can be maintained sustainably. Your choice of supplies in Sashiko will directly support the artisans in Japan who make Sashiko thread. By saying, “we can use whatever thread we want in Sashiko” without understanding the difference, then one may be contributing to the damage to cultural sustainability, by supporting the bigger, convenient, and cheaper suppliers. (There is nothing wrong with using whatever thread they want & enjoying Sashiko with the convenience/cheap way, but it may not be sustainable in a bigger picture when we mix both materialistic & cultural perspectives). I will make a video about this. Thank you for all the insight you share.

昨晩の配信、遊びに来て下さった方、ありがとうございました。最近英語に集中してしまっております。依頼を頂く中で、「持続可能性」という現代におけるキーワードと刺し子を一緒に考える機会があり、それがずーっと頭の中にある次第です。ずーっと考えています。知らないことばかりなので、英語でご意見を頂きながら、結果として配信も英語に……と、どんどん引きずり込まれていますが、今は我武者羅になる時なんだろうと思っています。必ず、いつか日本語でも全てを説明します。引き続きフォロー頂けましたら幸いです。簡単に言うと、現代の社会問題、日本人は「嫌々ながら」最適解を見つけていたのかもしれません。考えれば考えるほど、日本が好きになります。一瞬で良いから帰国したいよー!

#Sashiko #JapaneseSashiko #Sustainability #刺し子 #持続可能


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