Saturday, February 28, 2009

Old Age Value

If old age has a value, this is because the passage of time brings about harmony among many.
- MT

Friday, February 27, 2009

Flowers Just Give.

Flowers attract bugs to pollinate and bear fruits, which give nutrients to propagate seeds, which, then, sprout and grow to bloom. They just continue to give.
- MT

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Your Friend, everywhere.

I was almost asleep when I saw this sleepy face in front of me in an airplane.
- MT

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Color Shines.

What if there's no color? Different colors enhance each other's characters. Don't worry about being different.

- MT

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Don't give up!

I've been experimenting and for a few days and decided to use it, maybe just for fun. You can post a very short message or an image to share. If you're interested, please visit me there at:

- MT

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My First Overseas Trip

For my readers I have prepared 39 photos that were taken in the summer of 1970 when I went to Brazil for the first time. If you're interested, please visit the "First Overseas Trip" album. And if you recognize any of the persons in the photos, please let me know.

- MT

Monday, February 09, 2009

Turtle-Shaped Manju

This is our souvenir from Shizuoka City. A turtle is regarded in East Asia as carrying a good luck because it lives a long life. I am not very concerned with my age but bought it because of its unique shape and the color. It is a bun stuffed with azuki-bean paste.
- MT

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Hinamatsuri Dolls

Hinamatsuri is usually celebrated around March 3. These hinas (dolls) I found at a shopping center were about one month ealier to appear. That's why I drew them on efuto.
- MT

Friday, February 06, 2009

Named Cow Produces More Milk

An interesting research on relationship between man and animal has been published in the recent issue of Anthrozoos magazine, a friend of mine in London kindly told me. It essentially says that cow produces more milk when treated huamanely and with respect.

BBC report on this is:

- MT

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ikinari Dango

This dumpling has a funny name, "ikinari dango." "Ikinari" is a Japanese word for "suddenly," and "dango" means dumpling. It contains sweet bean paste and boiled sweet potatoe. It tastes good, especially when it is still warm inside. My wife bought it when we were in Kumamoto City. I enjoyed it twice -- when I drew this efuto and when I had one.
- MT