This is TEMARICIOUS past blog archive written by Rika.
Nishi-Ogikubo Temaricious is a rare temari shop in Japan.
People who make temari gather here, but you can also purchase the temari you have made.
Nowadays, many people give Temari as gifts for celebrations, such as festivals, weddings, birthdays, hospital visits, or as a present to brighten the heart of someone moving to a nursing home. There are many.
Now, about the story from the other day.
We had a customer in his 80s who brought us a very old temari.
It seems to be a temari made by the customer's 102-year-old mother who lives in Kagoshima!
Surprisingly, this temari has a music box built into it, and when you pull the string, the temari song of ``Mari and Tonosama'' will play!
I was told that the old Lillian thread was severely sunburned and damaged, and that I could repair it with vegetable-dyed Temaricious thread, so I thought it would be beautiful as is, but I removed all the thread first.
I feel like a temari restorer!
It's like unraveling the history of what was inside the temari, and you can feel the passage of time.
Then I thought about what pattern to use for the temari.
As expected, we combined the hexagonal "tortoise shell" pattern, which means "long life", into a three-feathered turtle shell that looks like a flower. Expressing the energy of the great mother with madder, I thought of the scene of Kagoshima with its rich nature, and combined it with green dyed with spring grass such as crow's pea. (This is a big mistake, but I forgot to take a photo of the completed work!)
The client liked it and went home happily, wanting to show it to his mother in Kagoshima as soon as possible.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.