Now here’s a bracelet with a story to tell. Post-tsunami, a group of women from hard-hit Sanriku went to work on some donated fishing nets. Following a pattern created specifically for the project, they started making misanga bracelets to provide themselves with some income during the recovery period, when there was plenty of clean-up work aimed at men, but few opportunities for women.
This video gives the background for the project.
The first batch sold out the same day sales opened. And starting late last week, the second batch went on sale. You can pick up the bracelets, if there are any left, at the SHIPS store in Shibuya or Ginza. Check out the project website for more shops and other information (Japanese only).
Do you know of any other good products that support the Tohoku recovery efforts? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know.
Via: Gadget Tsushin