Susan Ball Faeder squinting, circa 1992, Cape Cod, MA. Cyanotype sun-print from a photo. One plaid border and two sashiko-stitched borders. Below is Miss OKAME, also known as OTAFUKU, the Japanese Goddess of Mirth and Beauty, a talisman of itself purchased at the Blue & White shop in Tokyo, a 45 (?) year old very classy establishment that I have been visiting and hanging out in since 1978 (TRUE!), owned by the brilliant Amy Katoh, my mentor and dear friend, & author of a lovely book on OTAFUKU.