Archive for October, 2015

Tokonoma

Tokonoma

There is a special place in Japanese houses dedicated to displaying a seasonal treasure, such as a vase, a bonsai, or a scroll. This special place is called the “tokonoma”. In this picture, a vase of cosmos grace the tokonoma,…

Hiyayakko

Hiyayakko

It occurred to me today that a) we’ve been eating dinner at home exclusively for months, and b) that we have had hiyayakko (tofu topped with spring onion, shaved fish, and other things) every day.  It makes for a great snack, a…