A Well-Deserved Rest



today was the yearly hari-kuyo, the day of paying tribute to those broken, bent, rusted or otherwise worn sewing needles and pins by sticking them in soft materials– namely, tofu or konnyaku.  in the kanto region, the event takes place on february 8th every year at designated temples and shrines, with the purpose of expressing gratitude towards the hard-working needles and praying for improvement in sewing skills.

mine are now retired at renkeiji in kawagoe– rest in softness, dear needles!




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  1. What a fantastic custom!!!!

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