Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days a Year for Feb.8th – Mass for Broken Needles



Mass for Broken Needles


In Japan, the art of needlecraft is held in such high regard that all broken needles are brought to the Buddhist temples on this day and honored along with a variety of sewing objects. In rural areas, the Goddess Wakahiru, who oversees weaving, is honored. It is believed that she will provide and make prosperous ous those she favors.


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