7.28.2009

corner view / best kept secret










This week's corner view is "best kept secret".

The weather in NY is similar to the weather in Japan but I think less humid. Most of Japan gets hot and very humid in the Summer but I like that kind of weather.

These are my favorite things to have....
fuurin (a wind bell)
Geta (wooden clogs)
Kakigouri (shaved ice)

They used to make me feel cooler when I lived in Japan!

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bonnes vacances!

43 comments:

Joyce said...

N- your wind bell, clogs and shaved ice is a perfect secret for enjoying the summer days. Beautiful! xoxo

http://mariefranceannasse.typepad.com said...

so lovely !

Veroka said...

so cute!
Geta are comfortable?

Cris Siqueira said...

natsumi
i really wanna try the kakigouri!1
it looks so refreshing.

happy day!!!

:)

jane said...

fuurin... i love that name your drawing always make me happy. besos! (how do you say kisses in japanese?)

uma said...

I love windbells and I have two at home. I don't have wooden clogs, but I would like to...And I could try kakigouri too!

kristina * said...

beautiful drawings!

you remember that film (megane/glasses) i mentioned a while ago that i really loved? they are eating shaved ice there too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AFvUOOMrKs&NR=1

Anonymous said...

oooooooh, these images cool me down already! Love your food interpretations, and always look forward to them!

janis said...

I love your drawings Natsumi!
We have a fuurin hanging on a tree outside, though I did not know the name "fuurin" until now :)... and when I was small I was fasinated with the "geta" sandals and flying fish and would draw them all the time. Reincarnation? Maybe :)

Dorte said...

Lovely secrets - I have to check out the shaved icecream now!

Cam said...

Shaved ice is just delicious, especially when some flavored cream is added! My favorite is coconut, or strawberry!

:)

Kari said...

Shaved ice, now that will cool you down.
I love your pictures - so creative!!

Francesca said...

What is the secret of your beutifully simple and evocative drawings?
PS Did you know that we Italians invented Japanese shaved ice:)?. We call it granita
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granita
and I'm sure it goes all the way back to Roman times:)!

Likes Chocolate said...

The shaved ice sounds perfect!

MODsquad said...

Those links are so great! The girls loved them!

Love your drawings so, so much! And I mean SO MUCH!!

Happy Day!

caitlin said...

Awesome!

Ritva said...

love your best kept secrets.
do you know all my fuurins?
hugs!

Cate said...

i love kakigouri, too! hope you're enjoying the storm after a hot (and very humid) morning, natsumi. you always make me smile.

Jennifer said...

It's true what Cate said...your posts always make me smile, too!

The kakigouri looks like a perfect remedy for the heat we have in Los Angeles right now!

xo

Claire said...

Oh your secrets are so cute!
That makes me think oh my childhood: when I was young (4 years old), a friend of my parents offered me some Geta from Japan! Very little! It was hard for me to walk but also magic!
Thank you Natsumi for your lovely posts! It's always a pleasure!

Bonnie said...

oh, i just love your posts ! and this one especially took me back to my three years spent in Japan !!

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

love these sweet little drawings!
perfection.

Ida Nielsen said...

I have yet to try shaved ice, the name alone make it sound so interesting ;-)

epe said...

lovely and beautiful natsumi! hope you enjoy the summer with these great getas! :)

Jodi said...

your drawings always make me so happy. thanks for the wonderful post.

ii-ne-kore said...

gorgeous!

kinako said...

ooh, i've been craving kakigouri! yum yum :9 i love your drawings!

zou said...

i 'm just discover your blog: i'm totally in love with the poetry inside...it's like crawling in the clouds! i put it in the links of my blog...

Karolina said...

I love the pictures, their simplicity is so much better than many complicated compositions that I've seen in sketch. I will browse through the blog to see if there are any more of those sweet things :)

lots of sparks
bv

trinsch said...

i think i'd feel pretty darn cool myself wearing those geta, while eating kakiguori and listening to a fuurin :)

beautiful pieces of art. as always!

la ninja said...

oooooooh, I would love to have those too (and it's not particularly warm, they just look amazing)!
fab drawings, fab blog, love it! :)

brain°°collages said...

what can I write, juste "beau" "beau" "beau" and merci
xxx

jgy said...

My daughter loves kaki goori.
I wonder if it will always be one of her favorite summer things too.
Wonderful drawings, they make me feel cool just to see them.
Happy summer days to you.♡


PS I met my husband in NY!

isabelle said...

I don't mind trying your kakigouri ... looks delicious !!

notebookdoodles said...

shaved ice are the best :)

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

May I have a kakigouri too ? ;)

joanne said...

ooh i love the sound of fuurins! my friend from japan got me one a few years back :) shaved ice is pretty sweet too... i would love a bowl right now (can you believe that it's been around 34 degrees celsius for the past week here? it's crazy!)

have an awesome weekend!! :)

Cookie Cutter said...

I LOVE your drawings.

lovepics said...

so lovely, these drawings!!
love the wind bell especially!
bonnes vacances, natsumi!

l i s e said...

as usual lovely drawings,
bonnes vacances à toi aussi

at swim-two-birds said...

what a cute post! have a nice weekend:-)

raquel raney said...

sweet. truly love your illustration style.

carapapa said...

日本の夏ーーー!
来年は日本の夏を堪能しますーーー!!