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Style スタイルを磨く

Style Polishing up only on your skills is not the right way for creation, if you do not want to imitate someone or use an existing style. Having ideas of what makes you happy, what you want to do and express etc., that matters. It's not ab…

Fendi antique フェンディの書類カバン  英訳

Fendi antique My father passed away 25 years ago. This Fendi's briefcase is a keepsake from him. This bag is more than 35 years old including the period my father used it. It's light and thin, just the right size. I regularly carried it fo…

Border between day and night- From Tokyo to Paris

The day never sets as we are chasing after the sun. Estimated arrival time is 9:30 pm with 2.5 hour-delay. We still have 30 minutes before landing in Paris. Looking out of the window, the sun is shining like gold down below. The plane star…

Record of floral fragrance  花の香りの記録について

Every flower has a charm, I believe. Common flowers could possess wonderful scents. However, there are only few books on these kinds of flowers. I suppose that people didn't bother to smell non-fragrant flowers or even to make a record of …

So easy! How to strain the matcha powder(tea ceremony)

Tea leaves used for the tea ceremony are different from ordinary Sencha leaves. They are fine powders made by grinding in a stone mill. That's why they absorb moisture easily and form lumps when we make tea. It's not nice to find lumpy pow…

精進料理のお教室 Buddhist cuisine Lesson

Here are 5 different types of Shojin-ryori in bowls set on the lacquered tray. I took a cooking lesson of Shojin-ryori (vegetarian cooking) in Kojimachi the other day. Here is the menu: Beans & Rice, Soup with seaweed and yomogi-fu, Japane…

Between the sky and the sea

At midnight, lying on the bed, I hear the sound of the sea. I get up, step out on the balcony and the sea breeze blows up along with the heat from daytime. I gaze into the dark sea. The noise during the daytime is all gone. In the ocean, l…

プラタナスの木の下で under the Platanus trees

プラタナスの下に立って目をつぶると、 風の音が、 私をアルディッシュに連れて行ってくれる。 真の闇の中で、 朝まで夢を見ないで眠りたい。 Standing under the Platanus trees with my eyes closed, the sound of the wind takes me to Ardèche. I want t…

KANAZAWA KENROKUEN  Iris 金沢 兼六園

I become sentimental when I am on a journey. But this time everything I saw was interesting & fun so I was all excited. Last time I was in Kanazawa was 15 years ago. I feel differently now because I grew older. I think I can appreciate the…

春 プリマヴェーラ Primavera Botticelli

Green grass on a sunny spring day. The sun is shining through leaves. Mixes of white, purple and pink flowers in the sun and also in the shadow. What are these beautiful pinkish flowers surrounding Venus? This looks like a tapestry created…

Flower arrangement(Kado) textbook Ikebana 1843

This old textbook is also like an artbook. This book has been in a family for generations and was written in 1843 「天保14蕟卯三月十四日」. My grandmother was a Kado Shihan,master of flower arrangement.(So are my mother and I.) This one b…

Kanazawa Ono Karakuri Museum [wheels]

Kanazawa Ono Karakuri Museum/ISHIKAWA Kanazawa Ono Karakuri Museum is where I really wanted to visit.It has famous wind-up dolls that serve tea. I got so excited to see so many cog wheels... I love cog wheels ( or gears ). I like their sh…

Japanese snack 「Takoyaki」

Japanese snack 「Takoyaki」 Takoyaki is a casual fast food in Japan. Mix well Dashi, octopus, crispy scraps of tempura, green onions, pickled red ginger etc and flour ,then pour the batter in the holes of hot takoyaki pan. It's usually ser…

One of western foods in Japan 「Spaghetti Napolitan」

One of western foods in Japan 「Spaghetti Napolitan」 Japan actively adopted various food culture from other countries and developped our own menu. Spaghetti Napolitan is a Japanese version of local cuisine in Naples, Italy.It's a Japanes…

Zaru soba (soba noodles)

Ten-zaru(Cold Soba and Tempra) . Yeah.It's yummy!!! You dip soba noodles into the sauce swiftly and pick up .Then slurp with air. Slurping noodles noisily while eating is the right way to enjoy soba in Japan. It's considered to be " chic" …

insence stand & insence holder

A set of portable silver insence stand & insence holder. This small incense stand is sakura-shaped and made of silver Incense can be quite long. So we break them to fit into the incense holder. Finest incense of KYARA ====

My grandmother's comb(KUSHI KANZASHI)

This is my grandmother's comb of Meiji(1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926)periods. It's a small tortoiseshell comb, gold lacquered with "kai-awase(Common orient clam)" designs. It's only 8.5 cm and looks small & plain. This kimono has th…

"Kon shiro/Bleu Blanc" ☆new launch 24th Oct 2014

■IMAGE In the morning, you put on a simple cotton shirt of the highest quality. Feeling a refreshing excitement, you take a moment to even your breathing. At night, after a relaxing bath, you succomb to relaxing sleep wrapped inclean linen…

  Satori in Cannes

At sunrise and sunset of the French Riviera, the sky turns into a canvas, light from between the soft clouds melting in the ocean... This beautiful sight was embottled. Eyes closed we smell this fragrance and all at once gentle colors and …

RYORI TSUSHIN 2013June  料理通信

Perfumer Satori Osawa Somehow an image appears inside us, even if we can't see it with our eyes. And because we can't see it, the scene surpasses time and space. That is what "fragrance" is. The scenery created through the perfumes by Sato…

WASANBON Parfum Satori's "Premium Collection"

Parfum Satori's "Premium Collection" "Wasanbon"A new fragrance "Wasaonbon" -Released from Parfum Satori on 10 May 2013. ImageA delightful candy coated with sparkling fine sugar that melts in your mouth like meringue - this is the image of …

Stone Lanterns 石灯籠(いしどうろう)

It never struck me before, but there are many stone lanterns in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. It reminded me of the tall stone lantern in the corner of the garden in the old home I lived as a child, although again, I never was interested…

"UME NO HANA" Japanese Plum Blossom-2

Plum blossom is a flower with a particularly good fragrance. Comparing to its elegant posture, its fragrance has a bewitching face. The red flower and the white flower, both have different smells as well.

"UME NO HANA" Japanese Plum Blossom-1

"Ume no hana Kaguhashimi tookedomo Kokoromoshinoni kimi wo shizo omou" by Okimi Ichihara Plum blossom is a flower appreciated by Japanese aristocracy since the ancient times and appears in 119 poems of the "Manyoshu - Collection of Ten Tho…

Japanese sweets /Wagashi-2

Japanese sweets AKIKUSA - Autumn grass Japan has four distinctive seasons, which have build Japanese people's susceptibility nature. Autumn is the harvest season filled with joy, but it also brings a feeling of loneliness. The simple desig…

SONNET,Eau de parfum,Osmanthus

The top note is a fresh mandarin citrus and a tea note of sage sclary. Then a soft floral fragrance expands with the sweet peachy scent of osmanthus, graduallyshifting to a warm woody last note. continue ↓ click here

Japanese Classical Dance Performance"Nihon-Buyo"

When I was a child, I was learning "Nihon-Buyo", a Japanese Classical Dance Performance. My last stage was "Fuji-Musume (The Wisteria Maiden)".

WASANBON - Japanese sweets wagashi

△Wasanbon chrysanthemum A traditional sugar called "Wasanbon" is known to be the best, with a delicate sweetness, an essential material to make Japanese sweets. In Sado, we serve Wagashi before tasting the tea. "Hi-gashi (dry sweets, which…

KOKE SHIMIZU - Moss Water

The fresh springwater flowing down between the trees, reveals a blending harmony of the cold clear water with the warmth of trees and mosses.

Tatami

Tatami is an original Japanese flooring, a traditional mat made of plant materials.

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