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Packed sweets.
by mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
at February 16th, 2007 (03:18 pm)



The sugar looks like candy.

Today I went back to the Margareth Howel shop to have a quiet cup of tea in the middle of busy Shibuya. I can't help feeling lonely in this crowd of shopping fashionistas.

I don't need to buy anything and instead I watch the shoppers who just like ants run up and down the street. I like the creative mix of today's designers and their fans, it looks like fashion is moving on at high speed while at the same time magazines promote slow food and easy life. Tonight I decided to take it easy and I eat one sushi at the time :)

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Posted by: Trifle (fools_trifle)
Posted at: February 16th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
ukiyo-e

Oh, such simple beauty :D I love this kind of attention to things - like wrapping each piece of sugar in a twist of white paper. I'm not so fond of overly glittery bright commercial packaging in layers though ;)

I hope you can enjoy your trip despite feeling a bit lonely. Maybe you can savour the loneliness, since that seems to be what this trip is offering you...

Posted by: mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
Posted at: February 17th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)

Isn't Japan fabulous when wrapping even the little lumps of sugar? I love their kind attention to details. And these are tastefully in white but there are lots of other wrappers too, quite bright and glittery :P

I am enjoying Japan, I'm using my little bycicle (it looks a bit like a toy bycicle on adult scale) in the small streets of Michuku. There's something interesting about traveling alone, I can see much more than when talking to a friend.

Posted by: florence craye (florence_craye)
Posted at: February 16th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
nyan nyanko thank you

This is a sweet picture! ;) The sense of design and packaging in Japan is so very well-developed.

I am enjoying hearing about your experiences in Tokyo. Thank you for posting them for us!

Posted by: mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
Posted at: February 17th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)

Thank you, for letting me know you enjoy it. ^_^ I seriously wondered if people would mind the gap in fanart. I miss drawing these days.

Posted by: Fletcher (f13tch3r)
Posted at: February 16th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Fairy

Thank you for posting these updates. I really enjoy the pics of things I'd not know of otherwise. ^_^

Have a nicely relaxed day.

Posted by: mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
Posted at: February 17th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)

Thank you :) I'll let the tea lift me up.

Posted by: Barszczow A. N. (orpheus_samhain)
Posted at: February 16th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Caresse d'Eole

I love to hear/read about places I've never been to, especially when they are illustrated with photos or drawings. I like when somebody tells what she/he saw and liked or disliked and why. :)))

Japan I know only from Murakami's books, which I absolutely adore.

Posted by: mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
Posted at: February 17th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)

Thank you, I like to share my ideas in here, it's a nice way to end the day and feel a little bit at home again. :)

I really have to read his books, I wish I knew which translation is better, the Dutch or the English one.

Posted by: Neke (ex_neke)
Posted at: February 16th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)

Lovely. ^^ So sweet. (Pun intended...)

Posted by: mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
Posted at: February 17th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)

:P ♥

Posted by: miyabinohana (miyabinohana)
Posted at: February 16th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)

Isn’t it not simple sugar but Rakugan or Wa-sanbon like some flavored sugar?
If so, I don’t know how much I miss those sugars, they are my favorite Japanese sweets.
I love your reports and pictures from Tokyo, I am terrible homesick now since I move into Toronto last October.
Thank you for sharing them.

Posted by: mneomosyne (mneomosyne)
Posted at: February 17th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)

What a shame I didn't knew. I didn't try it. I should have known it might have been better than 'normal' sugar. I can imagine you must really miss Tokyo, I'm starting to feel quite at home here, going to the supermarket on my bycicle. But traffic is very dangerous: driving on the left side of the road, sometimes on the pavement and in these small busy streets... I'm not really at ease. :)

Posted by: miyabinohana (miyabinohana)
Posted at: February 19th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)

I am glad you enjoy staying Japan.
It is same to me about traffics, I gave up driving in Toronto...I don't think I can keep myself in right side of the road so it is too danger to drive.

You should try some Japanese sweets while you stay it Tokyo. It is time to eat Hina-mathuri sweets like Sakura-Mochi, Doumyouji, Hina-Arare (this is my favorite one) and drink Shiro-sake.
I also recommend you to look at Hina-ningyo (Dolls for Hina-Matsuri) or Ichimathu-ningyo (Ichimatsu Doll). Unfortunately I had to leave mine in Japan because they were too heave and too fragile to send to Toronto. They are gathered Japanese beauty of form and art.

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