I've been rereading Yasunari Kawabata's book Thousand Cranes. It's about a man and his relationship with his father's two mistresses after his father dies. And, there's a birthmark involved.
Tea ceremonies are also involved, and the book references some Shino wares. So I looked them up, and they are quite beautiful...
I've always had a thing for ceramics. That's really all I wanted to say. But, really, what I wanted to say is that I am unveiling a new weekly blog feature tomorrow because I miss Scott G. F. Bailey's Friday Fillers. Don't get too excited.
And for those of you who think that you can't eat tea, you should try my Grandma Sophie's tea. Bring your extra pair of teeth.*
*Okay, I really don't have a Grandma Sophie.
What's Peanut eating? If you're familiar with Miyazaki's animated feature Spirited Away (one of the DVDs I used to play over and over and over again when I wrote), then you may remember this disgusting-looking black blob that the river spirit gave to Chihiro after she pulled a bicycle out of his side. Well, Peanut ate something that looked like that this morning.