Gloves are no longer mere tools.
This is why gloves that become an extension of the hand are favored by many professional baseball players. While times may change, the way a glove is fashioned stays exactly the same. With care given to each and every process, an image of the finished glove is held in the mind as it is checked by hand and carefully finished. Even today, Kishimoto continues to pursue that sense of oneness with the hand.