Saturday, 29 January 2011


OBENTOU means lunch box in Japanese.

There are lots of mom who prepare very lovely and delicious OBENTOU.

Foto from Kaerenmama

Kitchen utensils

Friday, 28 January 2011

The traditional Japanese New year foods

It's a bit late but OSECHI is the traditional Japanese New year  foods.

The dishes that make up OSECHI each have a special meaning celebrating the New Year. 

Kamaboko, broiled fish paste. Traditionally, slices of red and white kamaboko are alternated in rows or arranged in a pattern. The color and shape are reminiscent of Japan rising sun, and have a celebratory, festive meaning.

Kazunokoherring roeKazu means "number" and ko means "child". It symbolizes a wish to be gifted with numerous children in the New Year.

Konbu, a kind of seaweed. It is associated with the word yorokobu, meaning "joy".

Kuro-mameblack soybeansMame also means "health," symbolizing a wish for health in the New Year.

Taired sea-breamTai is associated with the Japanese word medetai, symbolizing an auspicious event.

Ebi, skewered prawns cooked with sake and soy sauce.

From wikipedia

Thursday, 27 January 2011

bag artist Vataru

Japanese bag artist Vataru.
He makes bags in the form of insects.

From Vogue pelle

Now he is making also the scissors cases.