|Great Auntie Yosh & Uncle Harry's wedding, Jan 21, 1941.|
|Fukushima family home in Vancouver.|
My Auntie Yosh worked as a seamstress at Simpson's (now The Bay) downtown Toronto. She also made wedding gowns and formal wear for many friends and family members including her own wedding gown shown at the beginning of this post. She volunteered for many years at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) as a sumi-e (Japanese ink wash painting) and ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) instructor. Here are some treasures that were passed on to me.
|Vintage boxes from The Room.|
|Pot of Gold, Birks and Simpsons|
Her sewing stash came packaged in a variety of vintage boxes and bags.
|Vintage satin and brocade fabrics.|
|Various vintage threads on wooden spools.|
|Japanese articles including wooden crochet hooks and one very curious personal care implement.|
|One of my favourite articles . . .|
|Various vintage sewing machine needles, clippers, snaps and hook & eyes.|
|Notions and vintage cotton lace from bridal wear projects.|
|Traditional Japanese brush painting.|