2014年12月18日

Seed of Camellia

I was interested in them but I ignore many seeds of camellia every year.

Recently I realized that they are good for hair! So I collected them at once.
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I don`t know anything about how to make camellia oil. First of all I tried to crush and take nuts out. Camellia nuts were cream‐color.
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How do I make….

I thought that it was not enough amount. So I tried to dissolve them with olive oil in hot water. A few minuts later, camellia oil dissolved little by little.

But the scent was not for hair, if anything, for food.

So I tried to dissolve camellia and olive oil , seeds of yuzu and kinds of harb in hot water.

Yes!It became good scent. I try to use it!

what will happen…?

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2014年12月17日

A present from my father

Probably when I was 4 grade, I asked my father for a souvenir of Tokyo.

Then he gave me a comic book that I never read. Moreover it was 41 volume only. why…

I realized that my father didn`t have sense of gifts at that time. After it I never asked him for presents.

But when he went back to his hometown this year, he bought me a souvenir. It was a present from that day.

I was very surprised that he gave me a present and I was surprised again.

It was a mage-wappa lunch box that I exactly wanted. I really wanted it.

I was really happy.

Truly.

Since it was available, I applied lacquer on it. I applied yellow lacquer on the base and applied Tame-lacquer on it. Tame-lacquer will become clear little by little when time passes and bace yellow color will appear.

So It will become lunch box of beautiful color.

Thank you so much dad!It became my treasure.

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2014年12月15日

Kobe Luminarie

2104 Kobe Luminarie

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My brother`s bithday

It was the birthday of the older brother the other day.

I had forgotten last year. But I did not this year!

Present for him were cups made by Kazuna Yamaguchi.

He was delighted.

I wish his happiness!

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2014年12月11日

collaboration bag

I started collaboration bag with Yuka Ushirokita who is a leather bag artist from this year.

I had been thinking that Raden and leather are good combination. I go to a bag lesson and I wanted to make collaboration bag someday. But skill don`t improve immediately.

Someday….

The time have come sooner than I expected.

I happened to meet (inevitable??) Yuka . She helped my vague image. When we make bags, we had some worries about what kind of bags we make, price and etc.

But Yuka made beautiful bags. And she also made cute logotype.

I showed bags in my exhibition, many customer looked these without my worries. Some bags were gotten by customers.

I want to continue collaboration bags without interfering with each other`s pace.

Yuka , Thank you so much!

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2014年12月09日

From mother to a daughter

A customer who bought my pendant before gave it to her daughter as her birthday present.

From mother to a daughter.

I was really pleased. Thank you so much.

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2014年12月05日

What do I make with it ??

Blue one was made by my sister at studio of Kazuki Kawai as a potter. She remade it to a ring and gave me.

It is beautiful color.

Yellowish green one that I received from Yasufumi Takeuchi who makes beautiful celadon. I haven`t decided yet what I make with it.

I am looking forward to making something using it.

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2014年12月03日

Many!

I was given many citrons from potter Kazuna Yamaguchi. This year, I haven`t harvested them much in my garden. So I was vry happy!

Thank you so much!

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2014年12月02日

Lucky item

A necklace made by Katsuyoshi Matsuzaki who is an artist of stone carving.

I bartered chopsticks made by me for it.
I love it. I am pleased that it looks matching with clothes I have.

He holds his exhibition in many foreign countries. But he is very frank, so I bandy jokes with him like a friend. But I look up to him secretly.

When I wear it at a exhibition, the sales go up!

It must be lucky item!

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2014年12月01日

A little bit late …But

I went to see the autumn leaves.

But It was a little bit late.

But …

Color leaves that had already fallen were also beautiful.
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There were a few trees at the their best now.
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And There were great many ginkgo leaves under a big leafless ginkgo. It looked like yellow carpet. There was a sun shine in to there. It was so beautiful.
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Even though I missed the best time, I could have a another beautiful time.
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