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Embroidered Japanese middle-aged mom brooches

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When you’re going to create an embroidery you usually do it of something special, like your pet, your favorite car or pretty flowers. And then there’s this: embroideries of middle-age Japanese moms engaged in incredibly dull activities. And there’s something oddly amusing about the absurdity of it all.

Created by freelance designer Junichi Chiba, the embroidered brooches feature typical Japanese housewives doing things like watering the patio, sweeping the floor, dancing, eating rice crackers and airing out the family futon.

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source: @sheishine

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3 comments

1 Nate { 12.30.13 at 1:48 pm }

Question is: Where can we buy them?! I’d love to get one of the futon mamas. :)

2 Johnny { 12.31.13 at 12:18 am }

He only does wholesale… perhaps you’ll see them in the Spoon & Tamago shop soon!

3 Scarlett { 01.05.14 at 5:12 pm }

Have no idea how I missed to notice there’s a Spoon & Tamago shop! I would also love to get my hands on one of those brooches. By the way, after looking at all your products and reading the FAQ I’m left wondering about how much shipping costs. I live in Sweden. I’m aware it probably varies depending on the product but for something like the brooch (if you do start selling them), how much would shipping cost?