Japanese fashion designer Kobayashi Eiko is known for fabulous haute couture dresses that repurpose antique kimonos. Her hometown Watari in Miyagi Prefecture was swept away by the mega-tsunami in March 2011. Having lost traces of their town, local people began to forget what life in Watari used to be like. Kobayashi sought for inspiration for her new dress in Watari to commemorate her old hometown. After a long search, she found it ... a century-old kimono belonging to her family that had miraculously survived the tsunami. Kobayashi decided to repurpose the kimono into a special dress that evokes memories of her town.