My lifestyle is clearly too active – all of my jeans that fit are falling apart at the seams. When showing a couple new teachers around town, an idea for repairing some of my clothes came into my line of vision. They wanted to know where to buy yukata, so we brought them to a couple kimono shops.
At the end of some shelves I noticed small bundles labeled hagire (端切れ), which are the leftover scraps of fabric when one makes a kimono. Prices seemed pretty reasonable considering the quality of the silk used. I picked one up and am pondering how to put it to good use.
I noticed a couple stains, so I think this may actually be an obi (帯) which was taken apart to sell as scrap.
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