2020/11/21 18:24

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小さい頃から縫い物が大好きだった私。
中学生の時、母にミシンを買ってもらってからは
洋服や小物、いろんなものを手作りしました。

そして、自分の居場所を見つけられず
魂ここにあらずだった高校時代。
「この場所を抜け出して外の世界を見たい」
という思いで、卒業と同時にアメリカに留学。

それから4年後、日本の良さに改めて気づき
帰国を決めました。
日本文化や着物の美しさに惹かれ
アンティークの着物生地をコレクションし
その生地を使って趣味でバッグ作りを始めました。
今から26年ほど前のこと。

続く・・・ 

I loved sewing and making things with my hands since I was little.
When I was in junior high, my parents gave me a sewing machine as a gift.
(I don't remember if it was a birthday gift or a Christmas gift...)
 Since, then, I enjoyed so much sewing small things and clothing, etc.

When I was a high school student, I was longing for the time 
when I can fly to the world outside my small town - even outside Japan.
Then, I moved to the US to study as soon as finishing high-school.

But, after spending some time in the US, 
I was able to see the good things about my own country and culture, 
which I could not see before I left Japan.  

So, I decided to come back after 4 years of staying in the US.  

I was more interested in the traditional Japanese culture than before. 
Especially the vintage Kimono drew me into the world of textiles from old times. 
Their designs are strikingly beautiful and unique, 
yet the colors were often subtle representing the colors of nature.
They were full of inspirations to me.

I started collecting them and making handbags with them.
It was only a hobby at that time, but I enjoyed it so much.
I recall it was about 26 years ago. 
I fell in love with the art of traditional Kimono.  

- to be continued-