Welcome to my blog.

After a few random posts I've decided to dedicate this blog to my life long project of Japanese food
and culture (and my life in general, especially my travels).

Since my first taste of sushi back in 1997 I've been interested in, and frequently been making
Japanese food.
My interest in the country and culture started long before and continues to evolve.
I was lucky to finally visit Japan in October 2008 and hope to be back soon.
In July 2012 I visited Japantown in San Fransisco, the next best thing!
I was lucky to be back in 2015, 2016 and 2017 thanks to the fact that we now have family living in California.
Both small and big adventures will from now on, as time permits, be shared with you.

I will post other recipes and pictures too, mainly cooking projects, plants and art projects
(including my new love - making kumihimo braided objects).

I hope you'll find it interesting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask questions!

I write mainly in English, but there will be some Norwegian too, especially posts about things
that mainly have Norwegian interest. Tutorials are bi-lingual.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Parcel arrived!

I´ve ordered more satin cord to make kumihimo with. This time rayon satin cord for the US. What a nice material! So soft and with a great luster.... I had to make a bracelet at once, and went for the Navy color. Sadly it was a sample, so I only braided one. But I´m waiting for more.... I also got thinner cord in satin, so I´m ready to explore more complicated patterns. And I started playing with the idea of having a marudai made here in Norway... I just need to get in touch with a furniture maker.

Navy - dark night

On a different note - I forgot to buy soil, so shiso sowing hasn´t started yet.... I better get on with it!


Francesca said...

I had a look at all of your kumihimo bracelets and they are excellent!

I've never done one myself but yesterday I bought a finishing for one I'm planning to do. Today I was looking for some inspiration today and found your beautiful and inspiring creations. I will definitely check again to see what's new on your blog. Good luck with your shop!

Linuz said...

Thank you so much Francesca! I´ve only just started making them, so I´m using basic patterns and a portable disc. But I hope to have a real marudai made soon. I love making them so much, they´re like candy I think... :) Good luck with making your own!