A few weeks ago I bent a needle while I was embroidering and I posted a photo of it on Instagram (as you do...) and Jacob of Modern Folk Embroidery then pointed me towards Hari-Kuyo, the Japanese Festival of Broken Needles. I decided to find out a little bit more about this festival.
|Hari Kuyo in Awashima Photo by 豊瀬源|
Read more about the Hari-Kuyo tradition here and here. And find more photos here.