Thank you to everyone who came to FOTA’s Springfest last month! I am very happy with how my project turned out.
I was able to display photos of my wagashi creation process in an accordion-style book that I made in Japan at a bookbinding artisan’s workshop. I made it in the orihon, or folded book style. I remember killing time before my lesson with the artisan by traipsing toward the mountain that towered over the little village of Minami Shiga where he lived. I stumbled upon one of the most peaceful Shinto shrines during my time in Japan. I was excited to finally use my book for something special!
I made my business card using Japanese candy boxes to spell out my blog url. I found them at Ichiban, my favorite shop in Chinatown. I had to climb up onto my kitchen counter to achieve the perfect lighting for the shot. It was slightly terrifying, but worth it.
I plan to continue making wagashi over the summer, so please check in to see more of my projects! I can’t wait to find out where my inspiration will come from next.