November 24, 2018

When I am in the Netherlands, sometimes I feel like eating Japanese specialties. My husband brought home here in Netherlands my favorite from Matsuyama city in Ehime prefecture.
Thanks to the band activities with Mr. Norihiko Hashida, I had the opportunity to travel ar...

May 5, 2014

The pieces in the foremost front of the picture are "Chimaki"s, which are sweet rice dumplings (the farthest) wrapped with bamboo leaves.  The bamboo leaves, Sasa in Japanese (the 2nd farthest), are effective for food preservation and flavoring.  Once wrapped, the leav...

March 30, 2014

I designed this after an image of the petals of cherry blossom that start blossoming, swaying in the light spring breeze; inspired by a famous WAKA-poem by Sai-Gyo.
Cherry(SAKURA)-scented slightly salty AN (sugered bean paste) is enclosed in the mixture of cherry-colou...

September 28, 2013

Rin-pa from 17th to 19th century Japan is a virtual school of Japanese art in fact consisting of a chain of creation in homage to the styles of forerunners by each artist in the stream. Its splendid decorative sense and designs with every tinge of modernity have influe...

September 15, 2012

These are my entry to the original sweets competition in BIWAKO Biennale two years ago. The biennale is an international art festival held in BIWAKO (BIWA lake, the largest lake in Japan) region, aiming at harmony of Japanese traditions and contemporary arts.BOTA-MOCHI...

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