Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sultan's costume

Here is the hat of the costume of Sultan in Indonesia. I based that on the book Busana Indonesia.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nyai Rara Kidul

The follower of the Goddess of the Southern Sea

Golden Deer

The intriguing golden deer in the Wayang Orang Dance is cute.

reog-ponorogo dance

I am working on the dancer of Reog-Ponorogo. The dancer as the base holding the float is done but I still need to work on the float with peacock feather and the boy riding on top. I particularly like the lion's head.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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I made a S. E. Asian sweet with Agar Agar. Cola flavouring, Jasmine, strawberry and Jackfruit flavourings combined in this jelly. It is to evoke the coloured pebbles in a running stream. I cut some Akebia flowers to decorate the dish.

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Painting on Indonesian Costume

This is the painting of a Wayang Topeng Mask Dancer in Cirebon, Indonesia.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Marshmallow! The most exquisite marshmallow I have ever tasted! Sakura mochi taste marshmallow! It is called: Azumino no watayuki.

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Beautiful collection of Higashi again from Kamesuehiro of Kyoto. This box is 3500 yen at about $40US (2 layers). Every time I go to Kyoto I buy one box! The selection follows the season, so I never have the same selection ever. So far I have been to Kyoto in Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, early April, late May, July.

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Here is a beautiful collection of Higashi.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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Senbei, rice crackers coated with sugar with Japanese design. Usually sold separately from other dried confections but here they are important inside a box of Higashi, setting the scene and giving support to more delicate dried candies.

Friday, March 5, 2010

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Tea ceremony at home

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Wasanbo Sugar in fan shapes etc. They melt in your mouth. The best sweets for tea ceremony.

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Other than Plum, there are also bamboo and pine as winter's friends.

Monday, March 1, 2010

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Higashi collection of plum flower theme from a candy house from Kamakura. I love the ceramic containers.

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Beautiful jellies in the form of Tsubaki, Camelia flowers which are now blooming in Vancouver.