Sunday, February 28, 2010

fish art in Japan

"Japanese people love fish!!" There is no lie!
Not only fish art is everywhere, there are so many different forms in the daily life... they are so beautiful! Ocean people are raised by the ocean! We eat fish pretty much with every meals...steam it, deep fry them, light dressing with source or just a pure form - Sushi! For a true fish lover like me, it is a paradise!! I feel I am living in a underwater worlds...and to be a king, just need to enjoy all the delicious food! I LOVE eating fish... every kind of them... : )

Friday, February 26, 2010

bamboo tenkara

meeting with traditional tenkara... the traditional of the traditional style fly fishing. Masao (the notorious night fisher on the left : ) and Hitoshi san have brought a lot of amazing stuff to my plate in this trip! The bamboo tentara is one of those amazing craft. Thank you! Masao and Hitoshi...

an antique hotel contain 7 cultural treasures (1)

wonderful antique hotel has 7 cultural treasures in it... wish you were there drinking coffee with me! : ) amazing craftmanship... to be continued...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

birding in a paradise! Nagano

It was a wonderful day birding in Nagano! A bird paradise - the Suwa lake! Beautiful lake was decorated with those wonderful waterfowls... got 3 new lifelist!! : )

Monday, February 22, 2010

hotspring with my little brother

be naked with family members, enjoy the snowy hotspring and gather all the sweet memories from our childhood... life is good! : )

Friday, February 19, 2010

fruitful trip still going strong

The trip is still going wonderfully strong... experienced the wonderful food, food and more food... it is amazing how those fresh strawberry can bring up all the sweet memory in my childhood... fresh out of the vine, sweet flavor soften the soul...

Monday, February 15, 2010

new Ayu wallet

I am so excited to obtain this Ayu wallet from a local shop. The work is nothing short of extraordinary. The texture and the fish scale and the color! Man! This is the one great craft from a Japanese artist! As good as Marc's work! I have to add... I even show the store owner my beloved fly wallet from Marc Rowdy and he is really impressed too! : )

Happy Valentine!

chocolate and home-made dishes, drinking warm sake and bathing in hot spring... hmmmmm... it's a sweet memory! : )

Friday, February 12, 2010

traveling now...

so far it is a very fruitful trip to LA and San Diego. got a chance meeting my old pals,the LA boyz from NTU, visited the most expensive neighborhood - Beverly Hill, UCLA and the notoriously awesome LA beaches... : ) more photos to come later... I am heading Japan for the food and hot spring now... LIFE IS GOOD! : )