Monday, January 31, 2011

Snowy city

Garbage everywhere on the street. I've got terrible cold. Snowmen everywhere. City's got quiet and less people. Snow is not too bad.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

pink baby set

I made a baby set in pink. Speaking about pink, I was so happy to be able to go to Lucie Rie exhibition at The Museum of Oriental Ceramics Osaka.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

pizza Napoletana

My whole family got together and my brother baked pizza for us. He uses a thick iron pan which is for Okonomiyaki(a savory pancake which contains veggies and seafood). Yum.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

graf show room 2011

I went to graf in Osaka where I sell my pieces. They are located beside the Tosabori river and in front of the national museum of art. They are a creative unit for furniture, space, product, graphic and food design. Recently their media group moved to Tokyo and became independent. They come to NYC sometimes on their projects with Yoshitomo Nara.
The graf building has an exhibition space on the ground floor, the 2nd floor is a cafe/restaurant and the 3rd floor is a show room for their designed products and works from all over the world.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Kyoto-Nanzen temple

I always go to Kyoto as soon as I can after I arrive in Japan. Got off at Sanjo station and walked toward to Higashi mountain, to Nanzen temple. I love the Kamo river, sound of the city and the smell of the mountains.
We walked along the aquaduct into the woods around the temple. We saw the inside of the Konchiin, its tea room was very interesting.
We headed back to Sanjo through Keage and Marutamachi, stopped at an antique store where I bought an old japanese bookshelf when I was a student.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

coffee and a cat

My parents' white cat loves coffee. No milk. We always leaves a little bit for her and she comes over and licks the cup. After having a cup of coffee, she looks very happy and washes her face.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Family time

My family found the white one in a garbage bin near a sushi restaurant. The tabby was adopted through cat people in our neighbourhood. They are 9 & 14 years old. They looked very happy to see everyone in our family.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

new year holidays in Osaka

I can't start new year without those new year food, especially white miso soup with round sticky rice. (It is slightly sweet from rice malt and this style is popular in Kansai area)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

The seven gods of good fortune in rice crackers. I got Benzaiten (Sarasvati in Sanscrit).