Saturday, December 3, 2011

Shabu Shabu

Shabu shabu has been one of the well know Japanese cuisines in the US.
My most favorite type of shabu shabu is Agu buta or Agu pork from Okinawa.
They really melt on your tongue. 
Yes, they are fatty :)  Mmmmm.

Winter in Tokyo is not my favorite,
especially when you have to wear heels in wind gusts.
However, the food is amazing there in the winter.
That really helps me tolerate the wind!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tea Bowl

Having matcha or green tea in a tea bowl is very special.
I just feel like being an authentic Japanese person (which I am).

Sometimes it is hard to realize what cultural background I have while spending everyday wearing jeans and a camisole under the sunny sky.

Among the tea bowls I have seen so far, my favorite tea bowl is the ones with black glaze.
The vivid green of matcha truly stands out in dark surface.  Very pretty.

I just need to be careful not to have it at night so that I have to stay awake for no reasons...

Yuteki Tenmoku Matchawan by Taku Nonaka

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I love the shape of gourds!
They are just funny looking plants, aren't they?
I really wish I could see them growing wild.
They must look funny!!!

Here is a gourd shaped vase by Shoun Fujii from Arita.
His works are very colorful and happy.
Especially when it comes in vivid yellow!

Click here to see more info about this happy art work.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lacquered !?

I believe everyone loves art and it just blows your mind off when you see an amazing piece.
It is almost overwhelming how artists create something out of their imagination.

Here is my favorite ceramic artist from Japan.
Akira Yamada.
He somehow found a way to make ceramic work look lacquered.  (The red and black)  
This just looks like a lacquered wooden bowl but it is really made out of clay !!!
How amazing.

Just imagine serving your homemade food in this bowl.
How luxurious.

Here is the link to see more works of his.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Japan Pottery Net

I would like to introduce a great selection of pottery from Japan!

Now when you go to our website, you can directly visit Japan Pottery Net.

We have first ranked ceramic artists from Japan.

Enjoy the beauty of craftsmanship.

Thank you always for your support!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Half Year

This year has been going really busy and fast !!!
That is a great thing :)

It is not that I have forgotten to update this blog.
It just did not happen...

Oh, I feel bad.

We are currently working on a new project and I will be able to introduce you very soon !!!

By the way, I was showing how I make ginger tea to my in-laws the other day and they loved it.
It is very easy.
You just need a ginger root.  Peel a small piece and slice them.  Leave them in a teapot with tea leaves.
That's it !!!
You will feel your finger tips and toes warm :D

Great way to keep your body warm in air conditioned room !

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011 !!!

How was your winter holiday?
I am sure everyone had a great warm winter vacation.

In Japan the first seven days of January are traditionally New Year Holidays when I was a child.
Now it is the first three days.
It used to be from New Year Day to January 20th.
Our life is apparently getting busier and faster and I hope it is a good thing.

No matter how rapidly our life style changes, the Japanese New Year cuisine called osechi has not changed much.
I just love looking at them how pretty they are decorated.
Of course it is very delicious and healthy as well.

Wishing you a very wonderful coming year!!!