Lifestyle in Hida


Hida Sashiko Embroidery

This particular style of embroidery began in an age when it was very difficult to get hold of any material, and valuable cloth was backed and held down with the special sashiko stitch. A sashiko stitch can also be called a pad stitch, similar to short, firm running stitches. Each design has a special meaning and the designs vary according to the purpose of the cloth.