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African Fabric Kimono Belt Supports Mothers in Earthquake Disaster Area

Categories: East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Japan, Kenya, Arts & Culture, Development, Disaster, Economics & Business, Ideas

A group of Japanese mothers in Sendai city [1]is producing special kimono belts [2] with fairly-traded African fabrics.
Yumi Nakano, who organizes the fundraising [3] [ja] by requesting a donation in exchange for the belts, hopes to encourage more people to enjoy the traditional Japanese kimono and help support the mothers of the area affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami [4] to rebuild their lives at the same time supporting Africans [5][ja] who hand-loom the fabric.

africa kimono [6]

A group of mothers made Japanese Kimono belt using African fabrics. Image used with permission by Yumi Nakano