Tag Archive: Japan

May 20

Inu Hariko


Posters, iPhone cases, T-shirts of this design now available here! When I visited the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Tokyo, Japan, a few years ago, I fell in love with the traditional clay dog figurines called “inu hariko.” The figurines are very simple and rounded, and decorated with bright coloured paints in blues, reds, and yellows. They …

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Mar 04


ichigo web

My tribute to delicious Japanese strawberries. I never even liked strawberries before going to Japan. In fact, I hadn’t even known that strawberries could be sweet. Prior to this, I’d only ever had those monstrous, bloated specimens grown in greenhouses that were so sour they could only be eaten with a dish of sugar. Ick. …

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Jan 29

Misao and Fukumaru the Cat


These heartwarming photos by Miyoko Ihara tell the story of a little white kitten adopted by her 88-year-old grandmother, Misao, twelve years ago. They are inseparable– Fukumaru the cat follows Misao into the fields, into the bath, and bats playfully at her lunch. It’s inspiring to see the very active Misao growing and picking vegetables …

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