Old Glove, New Dreams
Japan loves baseball! Many young people here dream of being a pro player. But baseball gear, particularly gloves that differ depending on the player's position, can be so costly that some players give up. Yonezawaya Tomohiro came up with a system to collect old gloves from all over the country, refurbish, and sell them at a lower price. Artisan Oki Satoshi, who handles the repairs, has helped to complete over 3,000 restorations, all so that any child who wants to can ... play ball!
Japan loves baseball!
Gloves vary depending on the player's position, so many own several different types.
Oki Satoshi (left) and Yonezawaya Tomohiro (right) collect and refurbish old gloves from all over the country.
A beat-up old glove reborn good as - if not better than - new!