Monday, December 29, 2008

Akabeko (Red Cow)

The year 2009 is that of cow in East Asian calenders. I have therefore drew this paper cow on the efuto which will reach the addressee in the new year.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chocolate and Tie

My friend in New York sent me Christmas gifts in a cardboard box. I reciprocated his kindness with this efuto containing some of the gifts.
- MT

Monday, December 15, 2008

Murasuzume (A Japanese Sweet)

These are crepe-like sweets containing bean paste. The word murasuzume means "flight of sparrow." - MT

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Radish Drying

In Japanese countryside in winter, you may see farmers putting white radishes in lines to dry them. Cold winds from snow-capped mountains are good to make pickles. - MT

Monday, December 08, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008