|Japanese Cultural Topic No.5|
Magic of remaking Kimono
| In my grand mother's (Photo No.1) early years, she had worn kimonos on a daily basis.|
If they were in holes, she patched and worn them with caution until they become in rags and tatters. She ravels unwearable kimonos considerately. (Photo No.2) And then made cotton stuffed futon, quilt cover (Photo No.3), and something like that. And used them habitually.
During my mother's youth, she remade her kimono into adorable vest called "Chan-Chan-KO" for my mom. Last year, she made charming cotton stuffed vest for me.
Even unwearable kimonos which have many strains, she remake them into dusters or split them up and use them as strings.
As it is now, my aunt is also enthusiastic to remake kimonos into vest, pants (Photo No.4), bag (Photo No.5), drawstring bag (Photo No.6), suits, and coat. I am really happy surrounded by my kimono goods.
|Written by Emi|