Hikaru Dorodango means “Shining Mudcake”. Start with a lump of mud and end with a highly polished sphere. Absolutely amazing. Here’s a short NatGeo video about Bruce Gardner, an artist who makes a lot of these. He says it took him 30 tries to make his first perfect one.
five things tagged “japan”
These are memo pads that “excavate objects” as they are used. A bit more expensive than your average PostIt, but a very lovely idea.
I think my job doesn’t have an end goal. Words like “finished” or “complete” don’t exist. We do our best with today’s menu and entertain our guests. That’s all for today, it’s repetition.
– Chef Nozumu Abe, Sushi Noz
More of his stuff here. As far as band names go, “Hell Courtesan” is metal as fuck.
“Kyosai’s Drawings for Pleasure” ↩︎