“Kingyo” (金魚) Goldfish swimming through the Star-Coral Reef. Hand-stenciled childrens’ yukata (summer kimono) fabric. Tho we say “stenciled,” actually the background is resisted and then the dyes are poured from a long-spouted container with both hands at once until the colors meet and make the design. See where red and pink blend? Amy Katoh took me and the tour group to the dyers early on in my career, and we watched with total amazement; it was like magic but with 18th Century methods. They always keep the background white for kids yukata, with red or pink designs for girls, blues for boys. A sterling silver red enamel pin from high school days sits above a tassel from Tokyo.