Musings from Kyoto Japan, mostly on Mushrooms, Food, Travel and the like

Archive for May, 2011

The Great Glico One Piece Crunch Bar Swindle

Package length (flattened): 204mm
Ice Cream length: 91mm
Life sucks when your lolly is less than half the size of its wrapper…


Home Sweet Home

Found this when going through some old photos. Some of my friends will like this, I know. It is near Stonehenge, btw.

大正時代のむらさき切子皿?Anybody know what this is?

I just bought this glass plate this weekend. I am guessing it is kiriko cut glass, from the Taisho Period (1912-1926), but if anyone knows better/more, I’d love to hear from you. サイズ:φ24.5cm/4.5cm/45mm 素材:ガラス There was something similar on sale here, but I prefer this design. It’s got a kinda masonic-bird-Art Deco thing going on. I also like that the round parts aren’t perfectly round, and the glass has bubbles in it, and the dark brownish-purple colour is shibui (sorry, my photos don’t really do it justice). Anybody know where it might be from? I know there is a difference between Edo, Otaru and Satsuma kiriko, other than the obvious geographical one (I once learned, but have forgotten). Thanks!