Month: April 2018

Okogi & Aralia Sprouts | 春の食材 おこぎ・たらの芽

“Aralia Sprouts” and “Okogi“. These spring (wild) vegetables are not so much the common Spring vegetables;  ‘Aralia sprouts‘ has a little bit more recognition than the Okogi, the Aralia sprouts being new buds from the Arilia tree. The buds have a rose-like thorn along the stem, so extra care is necessary during preparation.  The most common style of cooking ‘tempura’.

my craftwork….CraftsvillaTOKYO spring renewal | クラフトワークのサイト・リニューワル

I’ve been doing a lot of craftwork lately and I’ve finally managed to renew my ‘craft shop’ at ETSY | CraftsvillaTOKYO with new collections of handmade BAGs. Most of my craftwork are ‘fabric arts’, a lot of sewing, a lot of stitches and sashiko works. Just recently was lucky to encounter some Kantha fabrics from India which has inspired my creativity to do something more different, think different. All off my craftwork are a one of kind and perhaps as with any artist, motivation and idea are given for just one item and then to moves on  to the next. Links from this site will jump to my ETSY site, CraftsvillaTOKYO. Here are some of the recent craftwork….see more to visit my CraftsvillaTOKYO shop.   ついつい怠り気味のクラフトワーク・サイトでしたが、、 海外のクリエイターがあつまるETSYサイト ETSY site, CraftsvillaTOKYO   をリニューアルしました。 ファブリックアートを中心に最近はバック作りにちょっとハマり気味。 インドからカンサ生地を手に入れ、念願のカンサバックを作って見たり。 趣味サイトですがご興味の方、お立ち寄り頂けると幸いです。 単品ばかりですが心を込めてつくった作品です。宜しくお願いします。                     保存保存

Spring has arrived…|春の到来です

Oh dear……time flies. Each month seemed busier than the previous, for reasons not prefer to mention specifically but to be blunt…’a natural ebb and flow of life’. Anyway my last post was (way) over a month ago, disengaged from the habit of blogging nevertheless it has been on my ‘to do list’. I hope to grow back into the habit of blog posting upon the arrival of spring and the beautiful cherry blossoms yet in full bloom in some areas of Japan. なんだか、、 あっという間に月日が経ち、、 久しぶりの投稿です。 気がつくと「春」。そして今年も日本列島は桜で大騒ぎ。 我が家の近辺は桜が多し。 いつも特別なお花見なぞせずですが山梨に野菜に買いに行ったついでに、、いつも素通りする「神代桜」に立ち寄ってみたら、、ほっ、ほっ、ほっ、ラッキーに樹齢2000年の桜「満開」でした!     This cherry blossom is approximately 2000 years old, ‘Jindai Sakura’ in Yamanashi prefecture.           What our small garden looks like…..