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UNAN, Shimane Pref. (Kyodo) A father-daughter embroidering team in Shimane Prefecture is creating silk scrolls depicting scenes from the 11th century “Makura no Soshi” (“The Pillow Book”), hoping to keep the traditional art alive.

Yoshihiro Kimura, 65, and his daughter, Chizuru, 41, said they want to revive the embroidery industry, which is ailing because competition with China and Southeast Asia, where labor costs are cheaper, has intensified.

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