2014年09月30日

shoni-imo

This food is called `shoni-imo` which is My parents soul food of Niigata.

This is cooked tiny potatoes with soy sauce, suger, sweet sake and sake. My mother`s aunt had made us it for a long time. But she passed away.

I wanted to eat it. So I asked  how to make it to some relatives when I went to Niigata.

There were many recipes. How to make it was different each. There were people who never made it. I tried to make it with my aunt, Everybody said ` This is it! delicious!`.

When I left Niigata, I was given a lot of tiny potatoes for it. I made it at home. Delicious! I love to fry it. Even I made it lot but disappear immediately.

Old people thought  that  tiny potatos boiled with much salt as preserved food when there was no food. Now we use soy sauce etc, I can eat delicious food from old wisdom. 

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2014年09月29日

Alike

I got plates of Takeuchi`s celadon at Sasayama festival.

My mother asked me which one is better,  because She could not select with one of two peony pattern plates. 
she bought the plate I wanted(a picture of below).

But My brother also had same one.

I have a other Takeuchi`s plate that my brother has. It was  seemed to imitate him.  

My mother said that she bought  me another plate. So I chosen the plate(a picture of upper).

My brother came to cashier after a payment.

Then He looked the plate that I bought and said I have the same one.

Our plates of Takeuchi`s works were all the same……

Recently Reiko ishikwa who is a patchwork artist said me  that your brother`s and your voices are very similar  beyond gender. 

We seem very alike……

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2014年09月24日

Art Festival 2014

I went to Art festival in Sasayama of every two years event. My brother showed his works with Ojiyama celadon Yasufumi Takeuchi at Ojiyama-Tokisho. They published collaboration chair which was seat parts was celadon and leg parts were wood. And other was a desk that was embed celadon tiles.

Recently many brandnew shops were opend in Sasayama. I could get breads in a shop that sold out immediately. I could also met wonderful works in there. I had a great time in Art festival this year also.

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2014年09月20日

happy more

A lot of sausage. I sent many sausage to my home when I went to a good meat shop in Karuizawa. I had completely forgot. So I saw these sausage, I was happy more. These were so delicious.
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2014年09月18日

Gift by God

I finished an exhibition in Karuizawa. Thank you for all came to there.

The gallery where I held my exhibition was very beautiful among nature. I will hold the exhibition the year after next.
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In the last day, my customer who was ordered pendant in a dorama `Raden-Meikyu` before came there with his wife and his big pet dog. Because there was the dog, they watched my exhibition individually. I talked individually and they said I could get wonderfu partner. They respected each other and said ` my partner was gift by God. It was the couple who had a great smile. I was so happy to see them. Thank you so much.

My mother`s friend took us to Harunire terrace where was popular place. I had a great time in Karuizawa.
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This exhibition was started by a wonderful connection. I felt thankful that make many amazing relationships with customers.
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2014年09月05日

Hakutoya and Richer

My brother has exhibition at Hakutoya in Sasayama from today. And He will appear in a magazine Richer of in current issue as one of an artist in Sasayama. Please check it!
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2014年09月04日

My recent favorite

MY recent favorite thing is that grind coffee beans with cinnamon stick and make coffee with it. I can smell cinammon flavor slightly. It is tasty.
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2014年09月03日

Thread spool

A thread spool of brooch and earring were completed. I had delivered.
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2014年09月02日

A words that I never forgot.

There was a women who loved gardening and picture books when I went to english school in NY. She was always smiled and worked hard.

My last dew days in NY, I had to look for hotel. She said me ` please stay my home `. I hung out with her some time and became good friends with her. But I didn`t think about it. I was suprised and thanked to her. Her husband was also cordially received me. He made many dishes for me and took me to suburbs.

I said her that I can`t give back anything to you. she said that it is the return gift that when there is someone who needs help, you help that person.

I never forgot this words.

She came to the exhibition in Nagoya and ordered this pierce. I was really pleased like I couldn`t say anything.

When I am depressed I try to remember people who I had met so far. It cheers me up. Thank you for everyone I've ever met.
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2014年09月01日

For a long time

I went to a pancake shop where I have been wanting to go for a long time. I talked to with ushirokita-san who is a leatherworker. It was delicious as I expected.
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