Usually we cannot feel autumn because winter comes very quickly after summer. Buｔ the other day, temperatures hovered around 68 degrees. I felt like Japan’s autumn and comfortable day had continued.
One day I found British paper written about Kimono. The paper says “Kimono making in Japan is a dying art.” This article appeared in Oct. 24rd in “The Telegraph”.
The paper raises important problems about the aging and heirless of Kimono craftsmen.
I wonder how next generation take over Kimono making skills from craftsmen.
Since I moved to the United States, I made a workshop at two museums and made a speech at the Rotary club of Wall Street New York. I am thinking that it is important for Kimono to recognize as a world fashion.
I am not sure whether my work will become a solution for the above problems but I will continue to send Kimono to the world from NY.
This article reminds me of the book title which was written by UNIQLO’s founder Mr. Yanai.
“one win and 9 losses”
I was impressed that the person who has much of an achievement like him experienced 9 losses. I thought will work hard as if I will get one win and 99 loses.