Sunday 21 April 2013

Japanese Connection

"But in my manga, people seem to eat differently. It looks simple, refined, moderate, delicious. You eat the way you look at a beautiful picture or sing in a beautiful choir. Neither too much nor too little: moderate, in the good sense of the word"

This a quote from the voice of twelve year old French girl in a surprisingly lovely novel called The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. She finds her family and everything French utterly pretentious and  everything Japanese elegant and refined. She was searching for the beauty of life.  She loved words... "pity the poor in spirit who knows neither the enchantment nor the beauty of language".


We had some amazing meals on Hawaii. Nobu (4th pic) was a highlight as was Morimoto (top) in The Modern hotel.  Q-Pot was a gorgeous Japanese store featuring macarons, candy, chocolate and pastry shaped jewellery decked out like a chocolate store. There were a stack of Japanese couples getting married too, everyday from 8am until well into the night there were 3 to 7 weddings per day!

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