“Shimatu” literally means “beginning” and “end.” It is to take responsibility for the beginning and end of something in your life.

Hirohata Hiroyuki



Most Japanese clothes are made in foreign countries. The self-sufficiency rate of materials is almost zero percent. The fashion designer says that the culture in which people buy new clothes because the laundry charge is higher than the purchase price is strange. He also says that he wants to start over from spinning his thread, weaving, sewing, and using it as a dustcloth or tearing it into a weft thread when it becomes tattered, that is, “carefully using up.” From "Clothes Of Language."


"July 9  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"