“Weave Your Soul into the Fabric”…

My 104 year old Obaa-san is an Ito Basho weaver…my Sousobo was an Ito Basho weaver too…they are both from Izumi Village on Okinawa Island… Uchinanchu weavers believe that, as you weave, you “weave your soul into the fabric”…

Those Sounds around Me…

When i was a little girl, i sometimes stayed with my Obaa-san (grandmother).  She had a house in the Tsuboya Pottery District in Naha. During my visit, i could hear Obaa-san’s tom-tom (beater) on her weaving loom.  She had a small convenience store adjoining her house, so I often heard the voices of small children […]