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CJ15 Edo Folding Fan
Edo fan designs are very distinctive. Kyoto fans are madewith many sticks. Edo fans have fewer of them, and have a chic design. While Kyoto fans were intricately designed, the simpler designs of the Edo fans were said to be more chic. Dressing more sedately was considered more beautiful by Edoit...
CJ16 Gyokuro Green Tea and Japanese Cake
Gyokuro is a green tea of the highest quality started in the late Edo period. Its mellow flavor and aroma made it most popular among lords of the domains, as well as the shogun’s retainers, and it soon became one of the specialties of Edo. It usually serve with Japanese cakes. Keyword: Gyokuro, ...
CJ17 Kindai Bluefin Tuna
Kindai Bluefin Tuna is the farm-raised tuna undertakes by Kinki University students. A ten-minute trip on the water takes us to a large fish pen in the ocean. A peek underwater finds many farm-raised tuna swimming about. There are about 100 tuna in this one cage alone. Keyword: Kindai Universi...
CJ18 Flexible Tin Tableware
Nousaku placed his focus on tin, which was said to be too soft to be used for tableware. If it bends, then use its flexibility as its selling point. It was undoubtedly a turnabout idea. Keyword: Tin, Tableware, Nosaku
CJ19 Oumi-cho Market
The Oumi-cho market is the locals’ kitchen. There are 183 stalls, selling crab and seafood from the Japan Sea, and local Kaga-brand vegetables. Keyword: Oumi-cho, Local, Market
CJ20 Toyama Bay Sushi
Toyama bay is known as ‘the natural fish tank‘. Prefectural sushi restaurants have come together to create a sushi brand for Toyama, called ‘Toyama Bay Sushi’. Using only Toyama rice and fish caught in theToyama bay defines the brand. Keyword: Toyama bay, Sushi
CJ21 Meat Festival
The next food festival we visited was a 'meat festival' that is held in Tokyo.This event is very popular and it drew a record number of 81,000 visitors on a single day.The visitors come to enjoy tasty meat dishes.At this event, 50 famous meat stores from all across Japan open stalls.It caters to mea...
CJ24 Dried bonito and kelp dashi
Dried bonito and kelp dashi are the one of techniques to bring out the umami to the maximum. For many years the four tastes of “sweet, sour, bitter and salty” were the basic tastes in the world of cooking. However, in 2002 umami was scientifically proven to be the “fifth taste” and received the at...
CJ26 Magewappa/ bent woodware
The shape of Magewappa or bent woodware lunch box is basically the same since Edo era. That was because it was so functional that it didn’t need to be changed. Keyword: Magewappa, Bent woodware, Lunch box
CJ41 Plastic Food Samples
The store is filled with lots of realistic looking plastic food. Each one is handmade by a craftsman, making each one unique and different. The plastic food looks exactly like the real thing and has a good reputation abroad. Keyword: plastic food, sample, store, handmade, craftsman
CJ42 Plastic Food Samples II
The food samples are made with Japanese craft skills. Beer with the waterdrops on the glass looks real and is quite popular at the store. Keyword: plastic food, sample, store, handmade, craftsman
CJ43 Shinjuku Golden Gai (Golden District)
Shinjuku Golden Gai has about 260 bars. People that are involved in the entertainment industry and writers frequently visit the area. Keyword: Shinjuku, nightlife, bar, district, street, stroll
CJ44 Replication of Sunflowers by Van Gogh
This is 'Sunflowers' by Van Gogh, said to have been lost in WWII. The original was lost in a fire during the war and no longer exists. The faithful reproductions of original artwork using ceramic boards find their way to this museum. Keyword: Gogh, Sunflowers, Replication, revival, replica, Tok...
CJ53 Picture Book Made of Sweets
Every scenes of this picture book is made of sweets. Such as the colorful castle, the merry-go-round, and even the large Ferris wheel - everything is made of cookies, cakes, chocolates and other sweet treats. It took 7,000 sweets to put together this one book. Keyword: picture book, children, s...
CJ54 Egg Shell Artcraft
These flowers are made of egg shells. Tiny baby's breath blossoms are made of ordinary eggs like those found in any kitchen. It's not just the flowers but the leaves and vase as well and it takes about three months to complete. Another one features the motif of a woman and closer look reveals int...
CJ55 Toilet Paper Roll Artcraft
The basic flower designs made from toilet paper tubes together creates this fashionable light piece. These pieces can make cute room decorations or coasters. Keyword: art, craft, toilet paper roll, room, decoration, coaster
CJ56 Onigawara (Japanese Ornamental Tile)
'Onigawara are ridge-end roof tile depicting the face of an Oni or Japanese ogre. Since ancient times they've been used as talismans. Today, the designs for Onigawara are not limited to ogres, but include many different designs. Keyword: roof, tile, archtecture, oni, ogre, talisman, design
CJ57 The Process of Making Onigawara (Japanese Ornamental Tile)
The process of making Onigawara is a clay art. The craftman uses nothing other than his fingers and a pallet. He works by hand this way all day long, paying careful attention to each step. Even if he works all day long, it takes 3 full days to make one of this size. Keyword: roof, tile, archtec...
CJ58 Tategu (Japanese Sliding Doors)
Tategu are fittings used to open and close sliding doors. The most striking part is the beautiful muntin ornamentation. Keyword: tategu, sliding door
CJ59 The Process of Making Washi (Japanese Paper)
After they remove impurities, they do process called Chiritori to remove waste and hard fibers. It's manual work picking themup one by one. Even if they work all day long, sometimes they can only get a bucketful of the material. After they get the good fiber, they pound and break the fiber in two...
CJ60 Kirie (Paper Cutting Art)
Kirie or paper cutting art is the picture cut out from a sheet of paper. First one is a piece created to look like a painting done in a single, continuous stroke. You can even see each strand of hair on next design. For the last one, you see different things from different angles. Keyword: paper...
CJ61 Pencil & Mechanical Pencil Lead Sculpture
Pencil lead sculpture of the 26 letters of the English alphabet and mechanical pencil lead sculpture of the world "NIHON." Keyword: pencil, mechanical, lead, sculpture
CJ62 Pencil Lead Sculpture
Pencil lead sculpture is not limited to lettering. Miniature replica of a shishi-odoshi garden water feature is also made from pencil lead. Chain sculpture took two months to complete. Keyword: pencil, lead, sculpture, art
CJ63 Craft Art
This fantasy scene of a castle is a handcrafted creation of a single artist. The material he used is a common, everyday item. The other one is a representation of an airport on the ocean. For the boat, you can see the swinging lanterns and all the other minute details, such as the Japanese-style pa...
CJ64 Masking Tape Art
The artist loved washi masking tape, so she uses it to create something unique and different. For 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Vermeer, she has used pink and flower-pattern tape to create a pretty picture quite different in tone from the original. It took her a week to complete da Vinci's 'The La...
CJ97 Shell Button
The shell buttons made by this company are more expensive than those made of plastic. But, because of the nice natural feel, they are highly sought after by many famous overseas brands like Paul Smith. Keyword: fashion, factory, shell, brand
CJ112 Amami Oshima
There's the abundant nature. The island is aiming for world heritage listing. There's Oshima Tsumugi silk, which has a history of 1,300 years. Time also seems to pass very slowly on Amami Oshima. Keyword: Amami Oshima, Tsumugi silk, nature
CJ123 Three-jyaku Fireworks
Two 3-jyaku dama fireworks are launched over the ocean. The fireworks open to a diameter of 600 meters. Keyword: hanabi, fireworks, festival
CJ124 Shaku Dama 300 Fireworks
The finale of this event is a firework called 'The Raging Shaku Dama 300.' Begin the continuous launch of 300-shaku damas. This major Oceanside fireworks festival lasted a full 90 minutes! Keyword: hanabi, fireworks, festival
CJ125 Four-shaku Fireworks
The world's biggest 4-shaku dama firework is ignited. Keyword: hanabi, fireworks, festival