On long strips of brightly colored paper couples, parents, children write their wishes then tie them to long bamboo poles which hang in the breeze over several days or weeks, totaling in the hundreds of thousands. Imagine all the wishes in the world made visible. Walk along the long city blocks and stop to read them as you please. I feel quite blessed to live in a place and at a time that almost every wish I read is for the happiness of another.
Last week was Hina Matsuri, aka Girl’s Day. The major department stores all had huge displays featuring dolls representing Heian Period court life and freshly cut branches of plum blossoms. My babies have graduated. I’m never really sad, which is odd because I’m sentimental. I’ve been cooking constantly. Along with the camera I also purchased a Sous Vide. So far I’ve made excellent custards, soups, and steaks with it. I’m using it to candy fruit at the moment. I’m still not sure what I’m doing with the camera. I’m getting used to… Read More