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Hari-Kuyo Broken Needle Ceremony-4:30 pm

Hari-Kuyo (pronounced Hadi-Koo-yew) is a 400-year old ceremony that honors the small tools used by sewers and seamstresses throughout the year. The ceremony takes place in Buddhist/Shinto shrines on February 8th in Japan. Participants bring bent or broken needles to sink into blocks of tofu and to wish the tools a successful afterlife.

In honor of the vibrant community of makers present in New York City, the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator invites you to participate in a special Hari Kuyo ceremony at sunset on February 8th. Please bring a small pin or needle and join us as we observe this Buddhist/Shinto tradition officiated at sunset on February 8th.

Curated by Sarah Krasley, Senior Sustainable Manufacturing Lead at Autodesk, the ceremony will take place at 4:30 and go until 7pm.

RSVP events@bkaccelerator.com, subject “Broken Needle”

For press inquiries email Amy Aronoff at press@pratt.edu

(Suggested donation $10 at the door)


Sunday, February 8, 2015
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Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
630 Flushing Ave, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, 11206 United States
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