7.14.2009

portable chopsticks






I received a gift from my friend a while ago. It's a pair of chopsticks with beautiful wrap made of Japanese-print fabric.

I used to eat Japanese food almost everyday when I was in Japan but my eating habits have changed and
been more westernized since I came to the US , so I rarely eat Japanese food which it means I have less using chopsticks... It's disappointing... I love
Japanese food food! If I have more time in the morning, I would like to have a Japanese breakfast which is more healthy. My favorite Japanese breakfast menu is miso soup, umeboshi (pickled plum) with white rice and grilled salmon...!

29 comments:

Kari said...

Oh I love the Japanese print fabric - very pretty.
I love Japanese food too, thankfully there are some wonderful japanese restaurants here.
That breakfast sounds great - rice and fish in the morning, how wonderful is that!
Happy Day to you today.

Fran├žoise said...

Oh yes, I like Japanese breakfast too.

Veroka said...

Thanks to visit my blog.In the Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires that this is cherry blossom time. It is wonderful to see the sakura fly.

Still not tried Japanese food. We use sticks to eat china.Nice wrapping!

Claire said...

What a lovely present! It's a good idea this fabric's wrap! And I also love japanese food... So healthy!
I didn't know umeboshi! Thank you!

This day, we stay at home... My husband is working and my 3 children are too young to go to the Paris Show... So, we saw it at TV! Better than nothing Thank you for your visit Natsumi! See you soon!

jane said...

hey you! i absolutely love the second photo. it amazes me how you can make art out of anything! besos! p.s. japanese breakfasts sound delicious!

Bonnie said...

those are so cute !!

Francesca said...

There's so much care inherent those chopsticks: the wrap, the closure ... it points to a healthy way of eating, where attention and time are given to the act of eating and to the food.

la lune dans le ciel said...

miam miam !...j'ai encore faim !

MODsquad said...

Oh, that fabric is darling! What a sweet gift!

Jennifer said...

Japanese breakfast sounds so perfect.
I love umeboshi plums. Your drawing paired with the chopsticks is so cute :)

sleepybird said...

i luv the umeboshi pic :->

Azusa said...

I'm so with you on this. Cooking a pot of rice is no harder than boiling pasta... and yet we eat pasta more often, I think. I love and miss Japanese food—just thinking of umeboshi is making me salivate...

Love your illustrations and photography. Beautiful!

Joyce said...

I love the fabric AND how you can even make a dot on paper look good enough to eat! xoxo

Lisa said...

Every now and then I get lucky and get to eat some Japanese food that my other half makes, he is an excellent cook and loves the Japanese food as much as me. The only downside is that we both work far too hard and don't often have time to cook decent food :(

joanne said...

those chopsticks must make eating so much fun :) umeboshi is the best!!

jgy said...

Beautiful and elegant.
I love the 'memory' of the umeboshi as the pink dot on the page.
Wonderful gift, and thank you for sharing it, your post is a gift to us.

PS I love umeboshi too.
Do you sometimes go to the Japanese food stores in NY? I remember going often to Sunrise Mart and Katagari.

kristina * said...

wouldn't mind one of those japanese breakfasts either, sounds delicious!

and the textile wrap for your chopsticks is so glamourous. your drawing's great too!

Claire said...

Natsumi, if you want to see some beautiful photos from the "14 juillet" fireworks, go there:

http://monpoussin.canalblog.com/

Enjoy!

Kaylovesvintage said...

I love japanese food

ticklishfromadistance said...

Sounds delicious! I love umeboshi. The whole meal you described actually and had sushi last night with my daughter who said we should eat this every day! Agreed!

Cate said...

gorgeous-and you have me craving umeboshi now (it was one of the only things that i could eat when i was pregnant with my daughter, and i haven't had it since).

kinako said...

so pretty! i have a day off so i think i'm going to make a nice japanese breakfast this morning! it's been a while for me too. i miss it!

Cris Siqueira said...

natsumi
what a lovely gift!!
and as always, i love your drawning!!

xoxo

Ritva said...

natsumi,
i have made a trip, a road trip via Baltica and Poland- just came home, you have so much new and beautiful things in here...
hugs!

ii-ne-kore said...

what a great gift - and i love your picture with the umeboshi - so delightful. i am hoping one day to get up early enough to have a japanese breakfast too,,,but i like the sleeping n so much ne:)

gracia said...

I very much like the sounds of that Japanese breakfast. Tummy suitably rumbling at reading your description.

babalisme said...

I know! I love umeboshi too!! Japanese style breakfast makes me fuller longer than american style and of course for less calories..ah I miss miso soup.

K. Sundari said...

Oooh the Japanese breakfast sounds fresher than an Indonesian breakfast. Although I do miss it. I must try to cook some Japanese food one day. I just love rice, so it should be perfect.

cecilia said...

wonderful!! ciao cecilia (italy)