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, 3 September 2014

Visiting Paris - Tattoos & Tower

The tower..
Again, sorry for the absence... Summer flew by. We didn´t go to Japan or not even a Japanese spa, but we try to keep a certain "standard" = seeking out Japanese food and experiences.

Anticipation... At least for the youngest one...
I climbed it! As in "took the stairs"!
Our journey through 6 countries this summer took us to Musee du Quai Branly and their very nice garden, building and exhibition. I especially enjoyed their Tattoo-exhibition with many fine examples of Japanese tattoo art.

Check out this place: Musee du Quai Branly

I´ll post more from our summer later, but first Paris!

I´ve been to Paris 4 times prior to this visit and have avoided the Eiffel tower. But you can´t fight a 8 year-old. They win. She wanted to go up, so we did. We skipped the 4 hour line for the elevator and opted for the 30 min lane to the stairs. I climbed to the first platform. I have extreme fear of heights, but I did it. The other two went another level up. Going down was bad, but I´m still here. I´ll probably never do it again....
Tattoo workshop for kids!
Poster of the exhibition.
She choose a kimono girl off course.

The secret garden...