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edible art – Japanese food

May 20, 2012

in Japan mealtime is always an event









the latest issue of Kateigaho International features food

the table is photographed at the Japan Folk Crafts Museum on a cloth that appears to be indigo dyed sakiori.

the famous plastic food displays ensure that the uninitiated can always get something to eat, this is in Tokyo


breakfast, lunch and dinner feature an abundance of small dishes of artistically prepared morsels all presented on exquisite dishes and crockery




the variety is endless






at the workshop we ate at “home” and dined out at restaurants as varied as pizza (cooked by Bryan’s friend) to ” paradise in nostalgic Japan” at   Ukaitoriyama situated in a magical garden lit by lanterns and featuring  extensive  giant skunk cabbage plantings.









the food and service was equally impressive. Blandina and Tai-san enjoying the evening.





okashi are  sweets, cakes and confections, tiny works of art displayed behind glass as though they are jewellery, some costing almost as much! These were in the lobby of the Shinjuku Hilton in Tokyo. 







that’s the menu for today. Imagine preparing all those little dishes 3 times a day — and doing the dishes!  







food for the senses – in the “ladies” at the Hilton. 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2012 10:16 am

    It’s amazing how the Japanese turn everything into a work of art…even the plastic food looks real!


    • December 9, 2012 10:55 am

      Kristin – it is amazing because they also can do some very cutesy, plastic, garish stuff. “Cute” is IN – the Japanese word is kawaii and even they use it to laugh at how awful somethings are.


  2. May 21, 2012 1:47 am

    i love okashi and they are not sweet!!


  3. May 20, 2012 10:27 pm

    Mmmm….mouth watering! I miss those little perfect dishes.


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