Higashide Kei, with an artist nickname of “Haha-Game” (meaning “Mother Turtle”) was born in 1970 in Yokohama. She learned Kimono sewing at the vocational school for one year.
Many of her works are original handmade Japanese taste small items, such as bags and scarfs from vintage Kimono fabrics. She enjoys finding the ideas to remake goods from old Kimonos and Obis that are kept in the closet for good. In this video, she demonstrates to make a bag uniquely from a piece of kimono fabric without sewing.