October 28, 2021 at 07:14AM

From Yesterdays’ (extreme) analogy about Sashiko in English & Pizza. I learned that there are authentic italian pizza without tomato sauce. It is called “Pizza Bianca (White Pizza)”. There is also a pizza without cheese, like “Pizza Alla Marinara”. Thank you for educating me. The input makes my analogy even better.

My point is that the situation with Sashiko/Boro in English is that: Calling either one (Pizza Bianca or Pizza Alla Marinara) as “the whole pizza (in Italy)”. Or, in this analogy in another direction, I am teaching/believing the whole authentic pizza without knowing Pizza Bianca and Pizza Alla Marinara. I believe the pizza in Italy is all true with authentic ingredients and appropriate mindset: for that, no “Right and Wrong” in pizza when they follow “something”. By someone defining “One Pizza as a whole”, the other pizza is about to be over-painted by foreigners. That’s what is going on with Sashiko: Sashiko that you know may be very limited: NOT the whole picture of Sashiko.

I didn’t mean to disrespect the Italian & Pizza culture. I don’t know enough about pizza to teach/share, and I often use Pizza as the American’s (& my) favorite food to explain (as an extreme analogy). I apologize if I hurt you. I used it as an analogy: never intending to repaint the culture.

“For me”, because I don’t know the authentic pizza in Italy, Tomato Sauce or cheese is the most delicious part of pizza. I feel similar when someone enjoys Sashiko without learning the stories behind it: as if they are missing the most delicious part of what they are doing. Of course, it is my dream to visit Italy and taste the pizza there: as many kinds as possible. The Sashiko/Boro available now is like the analogy I shared with pizza: insufficient due to “not knowing”. Why do I speak up? Because many know about the difference in Pizza. Sashiko is at risk now. ☆
*If you don’t get it, read my stories & what videos on Youtube on what is Sashiko & Boro for us.





日本語だとお味噌汁ですが、西洋だとピザを例えに使うことを真剣に検討しています(もう頻繁に使ってるけど)。。イタリア国内のピザと米国のピザは違うという(お叱りの)コメントを頂くあたり、同様のことはそこらじゅうで起こっている訳で。イタリアに行ったことない俺がイタリアピザ専門店開くようなもんだからな。違いはピザは多くの人が声を上げること。刺し子はは……頑張ります。

#Sashiko #JapaneseSashiko #刺し子


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