|Posted on November 22, 2013 at 1:05 PM|
I have been collecting pottery and utencils since I was a child. It's sort of an obsession. Whenever I go back to Japan, there is often a pot or a bowl in my carry-on between my clothes and bags of buckwheat flour. I got my pottery collecting obsession from my mother who used to comb through the flea markets and thrift shops looking for things. Once, I found some plates in a thrift shop that were Made in Japan, probably from the fifties. Paid less then $10 for the set of five. They are not fine china but they have a story. I also collect beautiful objects in nature like a pretty rocks or twigs to rest chopsticks or a leaf to decorate the serving plate. Then, there are those special occasion utencils like my inlaid daffodail blossom lacquerware bowl, which comes out only during springtime. I look forward to eating out of the bowl and thinking about my childhood days in Kamakura.
Categories: Kitchen Tools and Utencils