1. A pasture near Sapporo. (top left)
2. A sacred bridge in Nikko. (top right)
3. A buddhist temple in Awajishima. (bottom left)
4. A view of the cherry blossoms from the hilltop at Tsuyama Castle. (bottom right)
1. This post was inspired by two other tooth-related posts.
2. These cases were found under a shelf after a coffee mishap.
3. I do not have any baby teeth left.
4. Some people are known to have a third set of teeth.
1. baa (English) 2. bêê (French)
3. beee beee (Spanish) 4. meh meh (Japanese)
1. Handmade squid made by Sarah Albu
2. Vintage postcard of ladies at the sea observing a mini octopus
3. Plastic squid fishing lures from Daiso
4. Japanese Pacific Flying Squid stamps, probably from the 60s
1. “Kuki Wakame” – seaweed stems (top left)
- fantastic in salads with ume or ponzu dressing
2. “Tororo Kombu” – pickled, shredded kombu kelp (top right)
- used in soups, on udon or soba noodles, and rice
3. “Gagome Kombu” – brownish, very sticky kelp with fronds like basket mesh (bottom left)
- hailed locally as a super-food, high in anti-oxidants, eaten in soup, on rice
4. “Mekabu Kombu” – the thick, ruffled part near the root of the seaweed plant (bottom right)
- wild grown and hand-harvested, eaten in soup or in salads, on rice or noodles
On the steep hill leading up to Kiyomizudera (Pure Water Temple) in Kyoto, there is a cute little shop that sells matchboxes, postcards, and clothing designed by the owner. I can’t get enough of them, and make sure to stop in whenever I’m in Kyoto.
1. Schmoozy 2. Dependable
3. Absentminded 4. High-strung