Otsuchi Sashiko Quilting Project
Tohoku district (Northeast Japan) is the home of traditional hand embroidery known as "Sashiko". It has become an ongoing feature of a recovery project in the local town of Otsuchi and its surrounding Iwate and Sanriku coastal regions since after the Great East Japan Earthquake. This "Otsuchi Sashiko Quilting Project" aims to revitalize the area by creating employment opportunities, contributing to local communities, and passing the technique of Sashiko down the generations.
We support the project by selling Sashiko goods designed and created for MUJI as limited edition, such as coasters, pouch bags, tea mats and place mats.