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Having made a comment that was 100% cynical I should probably also say thanks for all the great writing Some your posts have me in stitches 🙂      Esper Kitten  I can imagine that happening if you apply for some fice job but for low prile jobs say store clerk janitor or cashier? At least I would imagine that would be sonething these people could. Many historic quilts can be seen in Bath at the American Museum in Britain and Beamish Museum preserves examples the North East England quiltmaking tradition The largest known public collection quilts is housed at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln Nebraska. We do but to be fair we’re not really in the situation you described which is more like a 10 year relationship than a 3 year relationship There’s no particular reason for us to be unbalanced yet – we both work full time and go we halves on most things I treat her to dinner a bit more and she does a bit more housework than me but hey gender roles Be interesting to see what happens if it does get to the and children stage Out interest you might’ve said it in a previous blog post somewhere but have you ever gotten to the living together stage with a Japanese girl? Was it like what you described – she suddenly became bossy? I don’t have a lot married friends but I do hear that story from time to time from other foreigners. They were doing something on Japanese TV besides having celebrities eat food and say 美味しい? Wow what’s going on there I can’t imagine that the results were representative though – they would’ve picked results that made the audience go “eeeeeeeeeeeh??” right? I’m guessing they were at least being paid to advertise the testosterone measuring equipment 🙂 I’m not a doctor either but I haven’t heard feelings inferiority causing low testosterone I thought it went the other way around – that some physical problem caused low testosterone which caused emotional problems? Can low testosterone really be caused by your feelings about your relationship? Well one the best comments I heard is that testosterone is like rocket fuel…yes more energy muscle building libido etc…but it does a number on your engine So you burn hotter…but you’ll burn out quicker. I’m assuming this is amplified greatly for a gaijin man deciding to settle down in Japan Without complete knowledge the language and customs he is destined to rely so much on his spouse for trivial matters that he will appear to be weak I guess that’s a trade f for living in Japan with it’s awesome food abandoned kittens and man-eating Huntsman spiders… I think the short answer to your question is going to be Yes There are a few footnotes but that’s it in a nutshell You may want to check with these guys—that’s kind their thing: g- / From my understanding the final step in acquiring Japanese citizenship is to renounce the citizenship any other nation In my case I’d have to give up my U.S citizenship which means that if I ever wanted to permanently return to the U.S I’d be in the same boat (so to speak) as any other immigrant You know cross the Rio Grande and climb a shiny new wall Interestingly enough I was talking to a Japanese friend mine who’s applying for U.S citizenship She’s been living and working in California for a number years.      Karamatsu Matsuno  Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura The following list summarizes most the reasons a person might decide to make. 4 You’d be able to say “Yeah fuck you too I am Japanese.” That’s gotta be worth something There’s an equally long list reasons not to choose citizenship but we’ll get to those later (And I’ll probably use some or all these points when I write that story so don’t be disappointed if you see them. Now I’m not a doctor I do periodic anatomy inspections but that’s more a hobby I assume that assessing human physiology involves protocols establishing base rates and actual science-y stuff so I’m just talking about what I see around me If it’s not low testosterone then whatever it’s something Anyway let’s talk about real life in Japan Women in the Japanese Workplace In the Japanese workplace men typically run the show Women at least while they’re young are frequently assigned menial tasks such as demurely greeting customers making tea answering phones and gossiping like plastic Barbies in 1950 It sucks it’s demeaning and it leads to a counterintuitive result. Bangladeshi quilts known as Kantha are not pieced together Rather they consist two to three pieces cloth sewn together with decorative embroidery stitches They are made out worn-out clothes (saris) and are mainly used for bedding although they may be used as a decorative piece as well They are made by women mainly in the Monsoon season before winter. I was like “Wow that’s pretty heavy You’ll have to give up your Japanese citizenship.” And she said “Oh it’s no big deal Japanese people can get it back whenever.” “What? How’s that?” “Oh,” she said “We’ve got Japanese blood So even if we become citizens another country we can always go back to Japan.” So there you go “the Japanese blood.” A scientifically proven method for determining citizenship. Numerous Hawaiian-style quilts can be seen at Bishop Museum in Honolulu Hawaii. Apologies I meant watching the new Top Gear series keeps her happy and laughing Unfortunately it is the case that I’d best listen to her as she’s usually right Okay I really mean about 99.9% the time! Having paid close attention to her constant explanation doing everything the Japanese way I can now wash rice make green tea correctly etc At least now when she visits her parents without me I won’t starve We’ll both be going back again soon to visit the JPIL’s and for as much Japan Therapy as possible (that for me is the food and nigorizake) As a wise J-wife once said when you try and fail just do it as your J-wife first told you I can hear her now “Baka ja nai!” When you have time please address the issue Mottainai Syndrome. Sometimes it’s better not to tell one thread a story when it’s so damn trivial I’m sure your MRA friend (and other readers) will validate the issues you have discussed so a nice chat to him will be in order after reading this comment! Thanks much I suspect the expat life is similar no matter where you go And I must say I think you were right to get out A lot people have recommended leaving Japan and in many ways that seems sound advice Get out with your testosterone intact. You could get a job shoveling rocks into a wheelbarrow or laying road tar Those are traditional options for the downfallen But not too many business owners would take the chance putting you around cash and inventory especially when there are college kids foreign students and people retired from careers willing to do those jobs Nobody wants to find you sneaking a case tuna fish out the back door or scarfing down nikuman in the walk-in cooler Japan’s not the land second chances. Mmmm,don’t really want to get involved in a he she discussion,but some pro that perhaps chicks do rule: . /lifestyle/real-life/wtf/girls-beerchugging-skills-go-viral-on-social-media-lead-to--proposals/news-story/0f75e957787be2b945621d3f7a3eae24 Quilting was ten a communal activity involving all the women and girls in a family or in a larger community There are also many historical examples men participating in these quilting traditions.[2] The tops were prepared in advance and a quilting bee was arranged during which the actual quilting was completed by multiple people Quilting frames were ten used to stretch the quilt layers and maintain even tension to produce high-quality quilting stitches and to allow many individual quilters to work on a single quilt at one time Quilting bees were important social events in many communities and were typically held between periods high demand for farm labor Quilts were frequently made to commemorate major life events such. It’S no secret that young Japanese women don’t make the same salary as men That’s a bias in Japanese society (among others) and along with racism isn’t going away anytime soon So a woman does what she can which ten means…looking cute acting sexy snagging a husband and having children Once that chain events is set in motion it’s sayonara 18-hour workdays and hello taking Junior to the Park After the is locked in the tables turn Now the woman runs the show Asking Permission So I was getting ready to write this and as is my custom figured I’d pop down to the local convenience store for a couple helpful cans malted inspiration and possibly one those delicious cheese-filled fish sausages “Ken Seeroi,” called my girlfriend “it’s time for bed.” “Yeah baby,” I answered “I’m just gonna write this one thing and then I’ll. Fun fact actually historically female leaders wage more wars There are different hypothesis for why. Yeah no it’s all good Thanks for the props too One quick question though–do you and your girlfriend live together? I think that makes a difference. Jeez Ken You might delay marrying a Japanese woman for a while Then again having your wife make all the decisions for you really leaves a lot time for drinking with old men and getting shot at by some BB gun toting nut job Although you might want to ask the wife for a raise in your allowance to cover the related expenses just make sure the dishes and ironing are completed before you ask Let us know how. Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website English paper piecing is a hand-sewing technique used to maximize accuracy when piecing complex angles together A paper shape is cut with the exact dimensions the desired piece Fabric is then basted to the paper shape Adjacent units are then placed face to face and the seam is whipstitched together When a given piece is completely surrounded by all the adjacent shapes the basting thread is cut and the basting and the paper shape are removed. You should see a show Japan by Anthony Bourdain where they talk to a dominatrix and she says that all japanese men would love to be tied up and beaten I hope you are not going down the same road but if you are you might as well enjoyed it. Cathedral Windows is a type block that features reverse appliqué using large amounts folded muslin and consists modular blocks in an interlocking circular design that frame small squares or diamonds colorful lightweight cotton The volume fabric is high and the tops are heavy Because the weight and the insulating value the base fabric these tops ten are assembled without batting (and thus need no quilting stitches) and sometimes have no backing Such a quilt may be called a "counterpane" and may serve mainly as a decorative bedspread Rajai. That’s a very good question and one I’ve been mulling over for a while now This year I’m planning to apply for either permanent residency (PR) or citizenship (There’s a small story about that I’ll write it up before long.) Like you I’d be interested in hearing the opinions others on this subject The reasons I’ve come up with for citizenship over PR are: 1 You couldn’t be kicked out the country for any reason course if you screwed up that badly it’s arguable that being deported would be preferable to being sent to a Japanese prison 2 You wouldn’t be subject to the laws and taxes your former home country At least not as much 3 There might be benefits available to citizens that are not available to PRs I’m thinking particularly in terms old age although I don’t know if that’s really true. Like the comment above I don’t think this as much a Japanese or Married Foreign Guy in Japan problem as a more generational one Many guys a decade or more younger than me seem downright effeminate But especially young Japanese men (not my father-in-law’s generation,) but I’d rather be hen pecked than alone and humping a pillow And my wife can buy her own natto and damn well better eat it wth at least 50k radius between us. Ok you win the most discriminated against competition No wait a friend mine is a woman a foreigner Black and has a “non-standard” English accent she wins This is not a final year thesis a gender studies undergraduate degree this is one person telling his story If you think your story is more important then start a blog I’m sure a blog about the struggles an illiterate foreigner trying to be taken seriously at work while her boyfriend reads the menu to her would be very popular I’d certainly. I think I’m out my league on some these comments I had to Google “intersectionality” from Fiona’s remark It may take several days to decipher Stephen’s comment above Prior to Googling the above words I need to finish “Green Eggs & Ham” by this Dr Seuss fella I can understand most it luckily my GF assists me with the big words It will give me something to look forward to after I’m done with the dishes laundry shopping and cleaning the bathroom Ken please ensure that the next subject you write about will not give those who post a reply the opportunity to use. All these steps to go somewhere and I could just not walk and be farther. Chill out Can’t fathom why you’ve taken the article as a sort “woe is me” discriminatory attack or comment on how foreign men have such a hard time here – I found it to be a pretty neutral and observational one Maybe you could use that time you spend complaining with your friends about sexual harassment (you sound like a fun group) to learn how to read some Japanese Illiteracy doesn’t ten garner much respect regardless gender.      Nyaa Hashimoto/Nyaa-chan  Voiced by: Nanami Yamashita Quilting traditions are particularly prominent in the United States where the necessity creating warm bedding met the paucity local fabrics in the early days the colonies Imported fabric was very expensive and local homespun fabric was labor-intensive to create and tended to wear out sooner than commercial fabric It was essential for most families to use and preserve textiles efficiently Saving or salvaging small scraps fabric was a part life for all households Small pieces fabric were joined together to make larger pieces in units called “blocks.” Creativity could be expressed in the block designs or simple “utility quilts,” with minimal decorative value could be produced Crib quilts for infants were needed in the cold winter but even early examples baby quilts indicate the efforts that women made to welcome a. This one was fun Anyways male menopause is a thing Don’t ask me why I know that My dad yeah that’s it my dad has it I guess AndroGel is used and someone else already mentioned DHEA In a boys club like Japan I’m sure one would have no problem finding a doctor who’s an expert in hormone replacement and would prescribe such things Best. Nah Genki sucks Can use it to bash someone away at least though. Given the description your superpower I’m going to assume you’ve tried these magic pills Aside from not being able to make babies what’s the drawback again? Now I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing Women are certainly as capable as men; and in Japan Japanese women are clearly more capable than foreign men What concerns me as a guy is the effect this has on men Understand that if you’re a guy when you come to Japan you’re going to be the man for a short time and then the bitch for a much longer time You’re entering a world where all women can speak read joke and bargain better than you In other words they’re. Ken that reminds something I wanted to ask you for quite some time Any chance you have anything interesting to say about the senpai/kohei dynamic? Personally I think it’s complete bullshit in everyday life it blocks creativity critical thinking even general safety and more than likely to be abused I remember reading somewhere a Fukushima Tepco employee saying that they saw the nuclear accident coming and tried to warn the managers but they wouldn’t listen and ordered to continue as is Some politicians/scientist (can’t remember) tried to spark a discussion whether this senpai/kohei culture should aborted but it quickly petered out. Been married to J-wife now for 27 years I am continually reminded how Japanese pay attention to small detail and how I fail to do the same Like all women she also reminds me almost every day everything I ever did wrong Back in my aparto in Japan all those years ago if I wanted “a day f” being a Gaijin I could just stay home alone But once married and now retired absolutely no chance Watching the new Top Gear series on the Beeb keeps happy though.     the Country Girl  Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima There are many different kinds quilting machines course you have the sewing machine For this you must push the fabric through the machine which will allow a needle and thread to go through your fabric Another famous machine is called a Long Arm This machine is used to sew together the quilt top batting and backing into a finished quilt This machine also allows you to essentially decorate the quilt You can put loops flowers words or any drawing into it If you look at some quilts closely you can see many them will have the designs on them with the Long Arm techniques. A key component that defines a quilt is the stitches holding the three layers together—the quilting Quilting typically a running stitch can be achieved by hand or by sewing machine Hand quilting has ten been a communally productive act with quilters sitting around a large quilting frame One can also hand quilt with a hoop or other method With the development the sewing machine some quilters began to use the sewing machine and in more recent decades machine quilting has become quite commonplace including with longarm quilting machines.[4] Notify me of followup comments via e-mail To subscribe to this thread without commenting click here Notify me of follow-up comments. A quillow is a quilt with an attached pocket into which the whole blanket can be folded thus making a pillow Once folded into the pocket it can be used as a cushion during the day and unfolded into a blanket at night T-shirt quilt[edit] A T-shirt quilt is a quilt made out T-shirts ten seen as a keepsake item and made from memorable T-shirts sweatshirts or other clothing they are popular graduation gifts There are five different types T-shirt quilts. I agree with you and I’d say you summed it up perfectly I think a lot things people attribute to Japan are equally present in other countries—they just never noticed them The main difference is just how dependent you are in Japan although that’s more a “foreign” thing than a “guy” thing If you can’t speak the language—and ten even if you can—you have to rely on Japanese people to help you perform the simplest tasks Like you know how when you want to know something you just google it? Freaking try doing that in Japanese For the rest your life you’re gonna be like “Hey baby google this and then read all the web pages. Ken I read somewhere on the internet that an alternative meaning to “Viking” is “Seeker” or “Traveller” which is how I prefer to emulate the Vikings Okay they were armed to the teeth and had a propensity for violence but they practiced diversity and had open minds At this point my J-Wife has just walked into the room and reminded me that today I had planned to replace the kitchen door “Yes dear course dear”. The Museum the American Quilter's Society (also known as the National Quilt Museum) is located in Paducah Kentucky The museum houses a large collection quilts most which are winning entries from the annual American Quilter's Society festival and quilt competition held in April The museum also houses other exhibits quilt collections both historic and modern. My guess would be some cosplay First things that comes to mind seeing a girl in that position with a camera on her face Dunno the character though. You must be familiar with the phenomenon the herbivore male? The old Japanese baby-boomer male might frown on them but I always figured the younger generation has watched the older generation beat themselves up for so little they decided their lives were going to belong to them not lives servitude for a Japanese company More power to them That’s my opinion I’m probably wrong /wiki/Herbivore_men Ken captcha behaving. With the same Japanese woman for 36 years? Great Asgard that’s a long time You my friend are a true Viking Although it makes me wonder if you’d still be up for all that raping and pillaging had you stayed in Japan the. Enter his Japanese girlfriend Yukiko When they go to restaurants the waiters speak to her not him She reads the menu calls out for drinks No she tells him you don’t want to order that That’s terrible Order this And she’s right At home Yukiko instructs Curtis Don’t take a shower like that Take it like this And she’s right There are a thousand tiny things and Curtis sucks at them all She’s in control like Stalin in a.      Ichimatsu Matsuno  Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama Mola textiles are a distinct tradition created by the Kuna people Panama and Colombia They are famous for their bright colors and reverse appliqué techniques which create designs with strong cultural and spiritual importance within the indigenous culture Forms animals humans or mythological figures are featured with strong geometric designs in the voids around the main image These textiles are not traditionally used as bedding but use techniques common to the larger international quilting tradition Molas have been very influential on modern quilting design. Well many foreign men don’t put in any effort themselves After years in Japan they still don’t know how to cook a proper meal with Japanese ingredients they don’t know how to pay the gas or phone bill etc Maybe they LIKE being told what to do? It’s pretty convenient! Japanese men too are like little children They never really grow up because they get pampered until. Actually I had several male (foreign) co-workers who “suffered” just like your friend Curtis When we all wanted to go out after work to an izakaya and asked one them to come with us They always said they have to confirm with their wives first … or that their wives didn’t give them enough allowance to do so When I asked one them where they got their credit card (as it used to be a bit difficult to get one as a foreigner) He said he had no idea because his wife got it for him … Another time I asked a different guy how he got his decen phone deal … and what other deals he was looking into … He said he has no idea as his wife did everything for him … Not to mention that I barely met any foreign man who was with a Japanese woman and could actually speak decent Japanese Not to be mean but I always thought those guys were quite pathetic …… A quilt is a multi-layered textile traditionally composed three layers fiber: a woven cloth top a layer batting or wadding and a woven back combined using the technique quilting the process sewing the three layers together The pattern stitching can be the key decorative element if a single piece fabric is used for the top a quilt (a "wholecloth quilt") but in many cases the top is pieced from a patchwork smaller fabric pieces; and the pattern and color these pieces will be important to the design In the twenty-first century quilts are frequently displayed as non-utilitarian works art[1] but historically quilts were ten used as bedcovers; and this use persists today. Going from “the man” to “the bitch” in Japan seems like a classic example a slippery slope Once the process starts it’s all downhill from there and you may not even notice your boxer shorts have been replaced with womans panties until they need to be washed It’s like “Hey didn’t I used to wear mens underwear? Hmmmm I guess I’ve been wearing these for a few years and didn’t notice.” The final nail in the proverbial cfin is not demanding your boxer shorts back but asking; “Honey can you show me the correct way to fold my new undies?” Your fate is sealed at that point… Anyway excuse me as I have laundry to fold (I hate my new pastel panties!) and a floor to scrub while I listen to Tokyo Girl by Perfume I need to hurry up as I have a nail appointment. The culture is far from obvious at first It can take years before you clue in to the fact that Japan doesn’t reward high performing go-getters; it wants citizens who can quietly fit in behave themselves control themselves sit still and be mannerly Shhhhh… But whatever Even if I spelled it all out clear as day you wouldn’t care because tits One sexy Japanese girl invites you back to her place one night and boom now you’re a daddy It’s not being a wuss that gets you in trouble; it’s having too much testosterone. “So you were carrying her,” Brett asked “and not the other way around?” “Yeah I kinda don’t weigh ninety pounds either,” I said “Were you both by chance slightly intoxicated?” he asked “Well yeah course I was like ‘White wine or red?’ and she’s like ‘Rosé,’ so I’m all Gimme a sec and I’ll mix you up a glass.” “But you paid for the wine right? And probably dinner.” “Dude that’s just how life works.” “In your world When are you going to stop letting Japanese women control you?” “About the time my balls shrivel up and fall f I expect,” I replied. It’s funny ’cause it’s true I’m writing a piece right now that touches on that wonderful Japanese tendency to remind others all the stuff they happen to be. The Vikings famous travelers and handymen Artifacts unearthed in Nova Scotia reveal surprisingly well-preserved tape measures and Phillips screwdrivers. Japanese Rule 7 Knowledge for your brain.

Additional decorative elements may be added to the surface a quilt to create a three-dimensional or whimsical effect The most common objects sewn on are beads or buttons Decorative trim piping sequins found objects or other items can also be secured to the surface The topic embellishment is explored further on another page. Quilting was particularly common in Italy during the Renaissance One particularly famous surviving example now in two parts is the 1360-1400 Tristan Quilt a Sicilian-quilted linen textile representing scenes from the story Tristan and Isolde and housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum and in the Bargello in Florence.[20]      Choromatsu Matsuno  Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya Then what’s the common internet wisdom about Japan? Umm the the women are cute sexy subservient you’ll be a rock star they’ll cook you dinner scrub your back…and even if were true nobody plays the tape forward What comes next? I never hear anybody talk about that And again I’m not saying women are at fault here I’m just saying that men don’t typically think very damn far into the future We’re like Wow tits! Who cares about tomorrow? I’ll do anything for those! The reality is it’s not easy to manage in a foreign country particularly where everyone treats you like an idiot Did I mention Japan has a long-running TV show solely dedicated to making fun foreigners? I did? Oh right never mind And learn Japanese? Does that actually help? (Short answer no It might even make.     todomatsu Matsuno  Voiced by:. Sashiko (刺し子 literally "little stabs") is a Japanese tradition that evolved over time from a simple technique for reinforcing fabric made for heavy use in fishing villages It is a form decorative stitching with no overlap any two stitches Piecing is not part the tradition; instead the focus is on heavy cotton thread work with large even stitches on the base fabric Deep blue indigo-dyed fabric with white stitches is the most traditional form but inverse work with blue on white is also seen Traditional medallion tessellated and geometric designs are the most common. Tvtropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License Permissions beyond the scope this license may be available from thestaff@ Privacy Policy Count on me to do my part And in the future commenters are asked to please limit their choice words to those with three syllables. Ken it’s all in the nomenclature Had you at the very least used terms normative to a “gender studies undergraduate degree” in a non-binary way that accepts your guilt in the patriarchy and privilege as a cis white man that benefits from a gender power disparity in a post-capitalist society you could maybe expunge the air superiority that emits from your male oriented utterances. I lived in Russia for a decade and so much long-term expat psychology things you talk about are 100% relatable – right up to where all the magic wears f and it;s just another place It’s almost like reading my own thoughts only difference is a bounced out there already with wife and daughter i think my testosterone levels are doing fine tho Love your blog mate love the humour and hope you keep.      Dekapan  Voiced by:. Y’Kno alcohol raises estrogen which displaces testosterone; which coincidentally may partially account for the low testosterone those who drink more to destress from an overbearing woman experience…      Totoko Yowai  Voiced by:. Hey Ken I’ve got a bit a pressing question and while I’m not sure this is the best thread to ask it in I’ll do so anyway I’ve read somewhere that in order to acquire Japanese citizenship an individual must have their prior citizenship to their home country revoked Is this true? Dual citizenship just not a thing. Recently a reader commented that foreign guys in Japan are all “low-testosterone underachievers.” Ouch So that was a bit harsh On the other hand just because it’s strong doesn’t mean it’s wrong By weird coincidence a couple nights after reading that I happened to be watching a Japanese TV show where they were testing the testosterone levels couples And in every case after the women’s testosterone shot up higher than normal while the men’s plummeted There was one couple in particular where the woman’s testosterone had increased fourfold She squarely faced the camera and described how she made her husband do the laundry and cooking while the poor guy just shrunk down and looked sad. Yeah I’m pretty sure it’s a rotator cuff injury I’ve been applying ice and alcohol every night and I must say I feel much better Tomorrow I begin an additional salt and lime treatment Yeah I’ve no idea where I get my strange sense humor My parents always did a lot plays on words so perhaps that factors into things Or maybe speaking Japanese has permanently damaged my brain I mean once you start thinking stick figures are actually words you know something’s wrong. Remember ken the alcohol with ice is for putting over the shloulder not for ingesting Or maybe both work i dunno Also dont forget after the salt and lime use the famous michael phelps cupping method Ive heard stories old physicians (1950 aprox) using them for treating fevers And I know traditional japanese medicine uses it so that’s surely effective I mean just like you say why would japan innovate when you have already something that doesnt work Sorry for the saltiness traditional medicine drives me nut Overhead pressing and holding with weight is most effective really I use it all the time at work Anyways hope you get better Cheers I’ve been considering a piece on the Japanese fice so thanks for the push I may not specifically address what you’re referring to but hopefully I can provide a bit more insight into how businesses function (or don’t). The following lines will make the Japanese Rule 7 Hall Fame: …if there’s one thing Japanese folks excel at it’s telling others what to do The delight being surrounded by Japanese people has slowly been replaced by the dread being surrounded by Japanese people She’s in control like Stalin in a short dress … if you’re a guy when you come to Japan you’re going to be the man for a short time and then the bitch for a much longer time These four quotes are. Well it’s just heresay so don’t accept it as gospel But from what I’ve seen Japan I’d say it sounds pretty right. On the flip side ask Japanese women what they like about foreign men and you’ll frequently hear the same answer It’s rarely because they’re handsome witty or intelligent The most common reply is: because they’re nice And maybe that’s true But I wonder if a component “nice” doesn’t include the ability to take instructions take a backseat and let the woman run everything Nice means she gets to have everything the way she wants it Well maybe putting women in charge is for the best I don’t know They’re probably less likely to blow up the planet Anyway I spend too much time whitening my teeth and trimming my eyebrows to worry much about men’s rights And now that I’ve got my hair set perfectly I gotta run since I’m taking my girlfriend to dinner and she hates when I’m late She’s gonna be pissed as it is once she sees what a mess I made the ironing. Hi ZoomingJapan (Jasmine) I don’t know… Hard to say who the sucker is I can think two ways to finish that sentence “pathetic…” …because he didn’t learn Japanese and now he has to use his native language -or- …pathetic because he spent years learning Japanese instead doing something more beneficial Just saying as someone who’s done it put in the time years and years work hey I’m happy I can manage the restaurants train stations even doctors’ fices But none it came for free And even now there’s a ton I don’t know and no matter what I’ll always get the “gaijin treatment.” On the flip side there are a lot guys and gals out there using that extra hour or two a day not to study Japanese but instead to go to the gym get an advanced degree play music start a business or simply. It’s good to hear a variety opinions and Fiona I think your fundamental message is sound Women do have a hard time it in Japan and elsewhere The thing is aside from tourists and short-term visitors lots people here face challenges especially the Japanese folks themselves It’s a fun place to visit but in some ways a hard place to live Well good days and bad I suppose just like anywhere else Thank you for sharing your experience and opinions But please don’t be disrespectful others sharing theirs. Babies are awesome kind a pain but direct love that! Kids on the other hand are awesome but really suck in a lot ways I’m so dreading the teenage years… But the rewards meted out here an there are astounding. One the primary techniques involved in quilt making is patchwork sewing together geometric pieces fabric ten to form a design or "block." Also called piecing this technique can be achieved with hand stitching or with a sewing machine.[3] Khayamiya is a form suspended tent decoration or portable textile screen used across North Africa and the Middle East It is an art form distinctive to Egypt where they are still sewn by hand in the Street the Tentmakers (Sharia Khayamiya) in Cairo Whilst Khayamiya resemble quilts they typically possess a heavy back layer and fine top layer appliqué without a central insulating layer. Otherwise known as Durham quilts North Country quilts have a long history in northeastern England dating back to the Industrial Revolution and beyond North Country quilts are ten wholecloth quilts featuring dense quilting Some are made sateen fabrics which further heightens the effect the quilting. Last month I went to Doctor Matsuda at my local Japanese clinic because my shoulder was killing me “My shoulder,” I said “is killing me.” “Did the pain begin gradually,” he asked “or all at once?” “Rather suddenly,” I replied “Were you doing anything in particular when it began? “Not really,” I said “just carrying this girl to bed And maybe I kind tripped.” “Probably just a sprain,” he said “Next time let your girlfriend walk.” Men’s Rights in Japan Well she wasn’t even my girlfriend which shows how much doctors know So then I was telling my buddy Brett about it He’s sort a Men’s Rights Activist kind guy In case you don’t know Men’s Rights is a recent phenomenon based on the principle that men uh have rights Okay I don’t know all the details but I gather that’s the overall concept. As a foreign woman living in Japan I experience being discriminated against for being both foreign and a woman The biggest topics conversation among myself and female friends in Japan include tales sexual assault and harassment being followed home late at night being ignored and shut out at work and generally feeling that we are less than Lucky me that my Japanese boyfriend doesn’t ask me to do the dishes or pick up some things while I’m at the store though He just reads the menu and orders my food because I can’t speak Japanese what a dick! Keep your chin up mate I know it must be super tough to be a white man (presumably) experiencing the most low-key-cry-me-a-river discrimination for the. I successfully installed my very first door Despite my doubts in my own abitities my J-Wife had every confidence in me I did it I now only have another 5 doors to install Not to mention the installation a new bathroom kichen block driveway and artificial grass outdoor BBQ area My testosterone levels are OK Daily close proximity Japanese Management over decades has upgraded my life skill set I thank Odin for my J-wife Odiiiin! Rallis are made from scraps cotton fabric dyed to the desired color The most common colors are white black red and yellow or orange with green dark blue or purple For the bottoms the rallis the women use old pieces tie-dye ajrak or other shawl fabric Ralli quilts have a few layers worn fabric or cotton fibers between the top and bottom layers The layers are held together by thick colored thread stitched in straight lines The women sit on the ground and do not use a quilting frame Another kind ralli quilt is the sami ralli used by the samis and jogis This type ralli quilt is popular due to the many colors and the extensive hand-stitching employed in its construction. “pathetic” wouldn’t be the word I’d be more inclined to go with “smart,” “successful,” or “wealthy”. Fun fact I have seen these “jobs for the fallen” so many times in anime/other pop culture elements I understood they were low level jobs but now you gave me a completely different look They are the lowest then Ken would be nice have an elaborate post on this You know it’s an interesting topic The whole pyramid job in japan the record keeping (knew they were strict but this is over the top) etc What you can and can’t be You already talked about the common fice but it would be pretty nice to read about a bigger figure. Henry VIII England's household inventories record dozens "quyltes" and "coverpointes" among the bed linen including a green silk one for his first wedding to Catherine Aragon quilted with metal threads linen-backed and worked with roses and pomegranates.[18] Notify me new posts. Rallis are commonly used as a covering for wooden sleeping cots as a floor covering storage bag or padding for workers or animals In the villages ralli quilts are an important part a girl’s dowry Owning many ralli quilts is a measure wealth Parents present rallis to their daughters on their wedding day as. Thanks Emma I can promise I’ll fulfill at least half your request at. Hey Jay Thanks for the comment although that seems like overstating the case These men—a great number who’re friends mine—are far from fools or as you say wusses In fact they’re some the most motivated well educated and unfortunately nicest people I’ve ever met How’d they end up in this situation? Well let’s see First all most folks in the world get involved in relationships And a great number get married That’s why we’re still alive as a species So if you’re a guy in Japan it’s quite possible you’ll eventually get involved with a Japanese woman It’s not hard to see how that might happen And you’d probably be quite happy if. I as a woman love reading this blog in part for the gender-biased dickery which is always funny true and an intelligent commentary on social mores Please keep saying stupid shit in a smart. Throughout China a simple method producing quilts is employed It involves setting up a temporary site At the site a frame is assembled within which a lattice work cotton thread is made Cotton batting either new or retrieved from discarded quilts is prepared in a mobile carding machine The mechanism the carding machine is powered by a small petrol motor The batting is then added layer by layer to the area within the frame Between adjacent layers a new lattice thread is created with a wooden disk used to tamp down the layer (See: Image series showing production method) Pictorial quilts are interesting in that they ten contain one--a-kind patterns and imagery Instead bringing together fabric in an abstract or patterned design they use pieces fabric to create objects on the quilt resulting in a picture-based quilt They were ten made collaboratively as a fundraising effort However some pictorial quilts were individually created and tell a narrative through the images on the quilt Some pictorial quilts consist many squares sometimes made by multiple people while others have imagery that utilizes the entirety quilt Pictorial quilts were created in the United States as well as in England and Ireland beginning as. The history quilting in Europe goes back at least to Medieval times Quilting was used not only for traditional bedding but also for warm clothing Clothing quilted with fancy fabrics and threads was ten a sign nobility. William Rush Dunton (1868–1966) psychiatrist collector and scholar American quilts incorporated quilting as part his occupational therapy treatment "Dr Dunton the founder the American Occupational Therapy Association encouraged his patients to pursue quilting as a curative activity/therapeutic diversion " [2] Apparently reduced testosterone isn’t just a Japanese thing at least according to MD Magazine: “single men tend to have more testosterone than comparable men in long-term relationships.” But if that’s true in a country where you have full command the language and at least some social standing it doesn’t bode well for living overseas Men who’ve settled in Japan seem to gradually lose that drive vigor testosterone mojo or whatever it was that made males our species capable leaving caves sleeping in frozen forests and clubbing bears to death Instead they’ve become infantilized ridiculed and accustomed to failing at even simple tasks like making phone calls or reading the newspaper. Subscribe to Japanese Rule 7 and receive notifications new posts by email Email address I was merely attempting to share my experience with the hope that it might give you some further perspective and recognise that taking aim at women as the problem is quite ironic when the problems you’re experiencing are only a fraction the problems that women experience Anyway viva the patriarchy hope your equilibrium dominating society returns soon. Sorry about that really I hate captcha as much as anyone but it’s the only way to keep out the rampant spam Everyone please save before you post and again sorry for the hassle. In 2010 the world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum put on a comprehensive display quilts from 1700 to 2010,[26] while in 2009 the American Folk Art Museum in New York put on an exhibition the work kaleidoscope quilt maker Paula Nadelstern marking the first time that museum has ever fered a solo show to a contemporary quilt artist.[27] Hey Ken Thanks for that response It was really really informative Also…wooooow Just…wow. Now I feel bad for my husband… he’s. Kids see Mom and Dad kiss and hug? I can assure you that most Japanese kids have never seen their parents or possibly anyone do that In Japan those are borderline sexual acts and rarely done where others can see them It’s not a real touchy culture although recently you can see young people holding hands So the senpai/kouhai thing…it’s just ingrained In some ways it’s similar to the situation in the West where older people (usually male) are in positions power Managers tell employees what to do Teachers tell students what to do Parents children Wives husbands (Sorry just had to sneak that in.) The big difference lies in the ability the person in the lower position to speak up You know how people jokingly say “this is going to go on your permanent record”? Well in Japan you really have one You can’t just tell your boss to Take this job and shove it because that could be the end your career. No doubt you both are Please remember that I told only half the story The other side involves all the challenges and consequences that come with being a woman in any nation I didn’t integrate that into this article because as a man my understanding women’s issues is less clear and simply because it would be a much much longer narrative There’s a lot more to be said on this story; I just described one thread But I think your impulse is correct Couples need to be considerate each other’s position and communicate when possible. Ah thanks very much Sometimes it takes. “It’S too late to go the the convenience store.” “I suspect they’re open all night for a reason.” “Did you do the dishes?” she hollered “I thought it was too late?” I replied “And put that bag beer cans out for the trash,” she said “Tomorrow’s can pickup day And get some soy milk eggs and tu if you go Oh and some natto.” So after I finished about a thousand dishes and took out a massive bag o’ cans I fumed my way to 7-Eleven mumbling obscenities about chores groceries and non-burnable garbage Soy I’d been charged with buying three kinds soy I could positively feel the testosterone draining from my body Made me so mad I almost didn’t buy her an ice.

     Matsuzo Matsuno/Dad  Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue They’re all pictures I’ve taken myself save for three which were taken by friends and sent to me Thanks for asking The girl in the picture…I’ve wondered about that for years It’s certainly not typical She was posing for a series of pictures Maybe she had aspirations of being a model or perhaps that was her boyfriend and they just wanted to take pictures of her on a nice. My buddy Curtis is the foreign-guy-in-Japan prototype The dude’s awesome—tall good looking several advanced degrees funny impressive shoulder-to-waist ratio He was popular with women in the U.K But after two years in Japan he still struggles to read the lunch menu and can’t understand why the gas company keeps sending him bills printed in red The delight being surrounded by Japanese people has slowly been replaced by the dread being surrounded by Japanese people and it’s dawning on him that everybody just views him as a free English lesson He spends half his day hunkered down on trains If he’s lucky he makes himself small and sits in silence. Not exactly good news for those us who’d prefer to remain in mating mode Stupid brain. Hmmm actually something that I’ve been discussing with the family…for something possibly long-term My wife asked if I wanted to naturalize at that time and I said that I already have two…I think just being a PR would be fine Is there really a benefit to naturalizing in Japan (or really any other country) other than the patriotic reasons if you plan to live and spend most your time in that country? Ken or any other long termers in Japan…would you ever plan on naturalizing?      Chibita  Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu I’ve lived with Japanese ladies on two occasions In general both good experiences course there were certain things they could accomplish more readily than I could namely everything both because their Japanese was better and because they looked the part So I did end up taking the passenger’s seat more ten But hey their country I wouldn’t say “bossy.” A better word would be “spoiled.” Japanese women have a particular concept how things should be and they want to get their way But hey I guess everybody does Bossy is direct which Japanese folks aren’t good at So instead there’s passive-agressiveness which they’re masters Tivaevae are quilts made by Cook Island women for ceremonial occasions Quilting is thought to have been imported to the Islands by missionaries The quilts are highly prized and are given as gifts with other finely made works on important occasions such as weddings and christenings. Strange that Maybe I’m just dense but I didn’t really see it as much an issue Although I dressed it up a fair bit at its core it’s basically a physiological response to a social situation It’s important to note that women aren’t the villains in this story I’ve no doubt that if you took two gay guys and put ’em in Nevada or somewhere and one the guys didn’t speak English he’d start to feel pretty disadvantaged pretty quick And I bet you’d see a decrease in testosterone. In my opinion this whole feminine japanese men thing definitely has something to do with the work hours The 80s and 90s were apparently even more crazy with the hours Dad was at work literally all day and Mom raised the kid A father figure is very important for a child kids might make disgusted faces when they see dad and mom kiss or hug but they definitely learn how to act around a potential mate like timing for touches what to talk about etc Now I’m not sure whether this woman=boss dynamic was there in that time aswell but if yes it surely amplified.      Matsuyo Matsuno/Mom  Voiced by: Kujira Consider buying Ken a beer Because friends don't let friends write thirsty. Save my name email and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Somehow I came to Japan thinking I’d be the man Women would worship me want to have sex but not babies cook me dinner without me doing piles dishes and pay half for everything Yeah thanks for the heads-up internet The reality is that in a Japanese household the woman’s the boss and if there’s one thing Japanese folks excel at it’s telling others what to do As a Japanese guy the best you can hope for is to stay late at the fice go out drinking with your coworkers spend your allowance chatting up girls in hostess clubs and be around your family as little as possible That’s the Japanese way As a foreign guy you don’t even have that option.

.push(Function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); }); Secondary Characters     Iyami  Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura So your point is…you’re a bigger minority? Well. Yes I didn’t see this article as portraying Japanese women as villains; no more so than the image the henpecking wife portrays women in the US or other countries as villains I just saw this as a critique many guys in Japan giving up their agency through convenience and circumstance Ken also pointed out that this was just his take on one side the issue and that he didn’t have the experience or authority to speak on the other side I think you’re free to express your views…but do so respectfully I think all us would like to know more about how hard it is for women particularly non-Japanese women in the country…but your tone doesn’t engender much sympathy Most us in these comments are knuckleheads…but from what I’ve seen there’s a certain level decorum and respect even for knuckleheads. There’s pretty solid record-keeping in Japan so one misstep can follow you for the rest your life This fear is behind a lot what visitors see as “the wonders Japan”—the low crime good service and overall social order They’re really just afraid because they know others here aren’t forgiving and you’re not likely to get a second chance As you mentioned the whole thing’s terribly stifling to creativity when no one speaks up You also can’t avoid problems obvious to everyone but the boss So the copilot just trusts the captain even though he knows the altitude and the plane sails into the mountain.      Hatabou  Voiced by: Momoko Saito (In modern British English the word "quilt" can also be used to refer to an unquilted duvet or comforter)      Jyushimatsu Matsuno  Voiced by: Daisuke Ono Well they usually were expansionist wars so I would say at the very least as big as any war One the hypothesis for that is the way management worked and that when a woman was the ruling monarch she would deal more with foreign politics while her husband would be dealing with domestic issues course there are also some sex based hypothesis as simple as she is a woman doesn’t have to do the fighting and really has no experience on the battlefield There was one specifically nice sounding argument about this whole thing but I can’t quite remember it so I better not misrepresent it. Actually there is a testosterone drop in all human males after becoming ‘a steady partner’ It’s because they biologically speaking leave “mating mode” There is an even bigger drop after becoming a father.      Dayon  Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita Uses[Edit] There are many traditions regarding the uses quilts Quilts may be made or given to mark important life events such as the birth a child a family member leaving home or graduations Modern quilts are not always intended for use as bedding and may be used as wall hangings table runners or tablecloths Quilting techniques are ten incorporated into garment design as well Quilt shows and competitions are held locally regionally and nationally There are international competitions as well particularly in the United States Japan and Europe. There are two distinct kinds autograph quilts Single pattern quilts are ten referred to as "friendship quilts" while the more formal quilts made different blocks are called "sampler album quilts." Although both kinds quilt are part the same tradition signed remembrances they differ in how they were created Sampler album quilts were composed several unique intricately pieced or appliquéd blocks A friendship quilt was usually made several blocks from the same pattern These blocks could be made quickly (by each friend involved in the project) from fabric scraps available at. Well when you apply for a job they’re going to call your previous employers and enquire about any gaps in your work history You can probably figure how well it’s going to go over when you reveal you spent the last two years living in a cardboard box.      Osomatsu Matsuno  Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai Recurring Characters    Shonosuke Hijirisawa  Voiced by:. Created by the Native Americans southern Florida Seminole strip piecing is based on a simple form decorative patchwork Seminole strip piecing has uses in quilts wall hangings and traditional clothing Seminole patchwork is created by joining a series horizontal strips to produce repetitive geometric designs. In her Clues in the Needlework newsletter Barbara Brackman wrote "Many the blocks in the early album quilts made between 1840 and 1860 featured elaborate ink signatures and small drawings and verses By the time the Civil War album quilt inscriptions had become shorter and were more likely to include only the block maker's name and perhaps his or her hometown or date." Most 19th-century signatures were written with indelible ink while in the 20th century they were ten embroidered Occasionally one person chosen for her beautiful handwriting would inscribe all the signatures Some regional signature quilts were inscribed in the fraktur calligraphy used to document important events by the Pennsylvania Germans. My initial comment was because this story did indeed seem to portray women as the villains and stealing men’s apparent rightful position holding all the power (or as it was thinly veiled testosterone) I thought that was a pretty bullshit thing to do when women are treated like shit particularly in Japan Brett what you’re describing there is called intersectionality not sure if that word is too “gender studies undergraduate degree” for you but it’s a thing and it sure as fuck isn’t a competition Wow Ruby l would have to say that’s pretty vile by anyone’s standards to criticize women for complaining about sexual assault and harassment Next time I’ll be sure to get out my Genki workbook and that’ll stop him from touching me and respect me… Soz for discussing real issues guys Lesson learnt do not comment on blogs especially when it involves expats living in Japan Byeeeeeeeeeee! The image that came to my mind after reading Fiona’s posts: . /th?id= JIsYOW2JpulbMLaAEsCo&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300 Gee I haven’t heard anything about this strict record keeping What are the people doing who stopped being a hikkikomori/homeless/jobless? Surely they must have some perspective? The number patterns used on ralli quilts seems to be almost endless as there is much individual expression and spontaneity in color within the traditional patterns The three basic styles rallis are: 1) patchwork quilts made from pieces cloth torn into squares and triangles and then stitched together 2) appliqué quilts made from intricate cut-out patterns in a variety shapes and 3) embroidered quilts where the embroidery stitches form patterns on solid colored fabric A distinguishing feature ralli patterning in patchwork and appliqué quilts is the diagonal placement similar blocks as well as a variety embellishments including mirrors tassels shells and embroidery.[22] Examples Tivaevae[28] and other quilts can be found in the collection the Museum New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa The San Jose Museum Quilts and Textiles in California also displays traditional and modern quilts There is free admission to the museum on the first Friday every month as part the San Jose Art Walk The New England Quilt Museum is located in Lowell Massachusetts The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is located in Golden Colorado. Reminds me a story I heard from a Japanese friend Her highschool classmate put out his cigarette on the teacher’s hand and that one action doomed him to a life manual labor. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to change or withdraw from a system chews you up and spits you out as as a man I have believe there is a better way than donning eyeliner and masterbating. That was directed at Stephen BTW I had another captcha failure. Well I will admit my post was shall we say a bit over the top And by your description above on how gaijin men end up choosing female anatomy parts over a future lifestyle leads me to think the classic line; “The little head thinks for the big one” This has been mans fate for generations from ancient caves to modern mansions from fools to intellectuals the story remains the same We never learn until it is. Only found your website today brilliant read! Lived in Japan for a few years in the early 80’s Met Miss Right while I was there Been together now for 36 years After 27 years marraige can’t say that my testosterone has dropped as my mind is as filthy now as it was when I was 18 In any case I love watching Vikings and my J-wife thinks I’m bad tempered and aggressive I rely on her when we’re back in Japan and she relies on me in the UK It’s called Team Work After reading your article I thought about commenting I read the funny bit to my wife ie that she was the boss so she ordered me to write a comment Just doing as I’m told as I can’t afford a divorce Odin! Well lets just add “pathetic” to “low-testosterone underachievers” and you have a solid foundation on aspiring to be a ‘wimp’ Add on needing permission to go out with coworkers along with relying on an allowance from your spouse and you are well on your way to becoming a ‘wuss’ Not bothering to learn the native language a country you plan on residing for many years most certainly makes you a ‘fool’ Okay let’s add this up: a gaijin male married to a Japanese wife (I will submit this to Merriam-Webster for approval): “A wimpy pathetic wuss fool who suffers from low-testosterone destined to underachieve.” Beginning with the Whitney Museum American Art's 1971 exhibit Abstract Design in American Quilts quilts have frequently appeared on museum and gallery walls The exhibit displayed quilts like paintings on its gallery walls which has since become a standard way to exhibit quilts The Whitney exhibit helped shift the perception quilts from solely a domestic craft object to art objects increasing art world interest. Just out of curiosity are the pictures in the articles ones you have taken yourself or just random pictures from the internet? Also is the girl in the picture an idol or something or is it typical to see people on the street posing for a picture? Foundation piecing is a sewing technique that allows maximum stability the work as the piecing is created minimizing the distorting effect working with slender pieces or bias-cut pieces In the most basic form foundation piecing a piece paper is cut to the size the desired block For utility quilts a sheet newspaper was used In modern foundation piecing there are many commercially available foundation papers A strip fabric or a fabric scrap is sewn by machine to the foundation The fabric is flipped back and pressed The next piece fabric is sewn through the initial piece and its foundation paper Subsequent pieces are added sequentially The block may be trimmed flush with the border the foundation After the blocks are sewn together the paper is removed unless the foundation is an acid-free material that will not damage the quilt. I recently went to a japanese clinic to have my testosterone level checked Now i am above 40 guy with a kid and this may seem natural I was shocked to note that the level dropped even below the minimum level The specialist (claims to be Harvard educated) asked me to take some vitamins mineral and DHEA pills OR take just take testosterone pills Now the thing is that if you take testosterone artificially then the sperm producing mechanism is not aware this and hence does not produce enough sperm to make can feel your superpower exploding through your pants though! If Testosterone is produced naturally then the brain (which is incharge) tells the sperm making machine that yes Houston we have a launch for delivery! Sorry to make it boring and medical jargons but just thought you’d like to know some facts behind this. Captcha Code * Ah thanks I’ll have to use them. Reverse appliqué is a sewing technique where a ground fabric is cut another piece fabric is placed under the ground fabric the raw edges the ground fabric are tucked under and the newly folded edge is sewn down to the lower fabric Stitches are made as inconspicuous as possible Reverse appliqué techniques are ten used in combination with traditional appliqué techniques to give a variety visual effects. It’s just his experience and perspective – so what? Are urs. That strange Does it matter how big the war is or how long it lasts? Not implying women’s wars somehow aren’t as good as men’s by the way Just asking. That’s good to hear People who want to have kids seem to get a lot rewards from them I’m happy for anyone who has that dream It’s really the folks who didn’t intend to have children that I worry about Discovering you’re starting a family overseas on the salary an English teacher seems a radical change plans for many foreign people. I’ve been in a relationship with Japanese girl for three years and haven’t yet seen signs the turnaround you mentioned but I spoke Japanese before I met her so I didn’t have to rely on her (Actually I make a point doing admin stuff when she’s not around because for some reason it really gets under my skin when they look at her even though I’m doing all the speaking.) Lol Periodic anatomy inspection… Just wondering does learning japanese affect the way you think and therefore how you make jokes? Because even if I can’t put my finger on it it seems like the jokes are structured differently from other english speaking witters Quite unique if I may say so Also you may have a rotator cuff injury… so look that up Cheers From the late 18th to the early 20th century the Lancashire cotton industry produced quilts using a mechanized technique weaving double cloth with an enclosed heavy cording weft imitating the corded Provençal quilts made in Marseilles.[19]