thanks for showing these japanese fabrics-they remind me of my lovely japanese mom. i especially like the patches. i'm so glad patches are now fashionable--i'm putting them on my jeans and my kids jeans even though they don't need them, with crude, unpracticed-looking stitches. also love the raw cut hems going on now-just updated 2 old skirts but cutting them off and laundering them. thanks so much for all you do--your son is the luckiest kid to have you (and the bears)!