"One month," said Mrs Ochi. "Only one month to get one thousand stitches in the senninbari."
Mrs Matsui turned, her shoulders back and her face held high. "Plenty of time. I have a thousand friends to make the stitches."
I didn't actually know what a senninbari was so thought I would share this definition from Wikipedia:
A Senninbari (千人針, thousand-person-stitches ) or Thousand stitch belt is a strip of cloth, approximately one meter in length, decorated with 1000 stitches, given as an amulet by women to soldiers on their way to war as a part of the Shinto culture of Imperial Japan.
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