Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Otukimi (watch the moon )

In Japan, We have an event to watch the moon once a year.
On the day, We set a Omochi(rice cake) and a Japanese pampas grass
then  watch the moon.

from Japan, looks like 2 rabbits live in the moon from long time ago...
Here is a rabbit made by Daikon radish.

I heard that look was different by a country.
From some country, It seems to look like a crab so I'm told.
How does it look  from your country? :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

various sushi cake!

Since TV broadcast of July, there are many orders for sushi cake!

Here is the special version. a lot of sashimi flowers and
animal veggie carvings.

For wedding, carvings, and veggie name plate.

Looking back the last month...
Star Wars Celebration6 was so great!
I've been thinking about overseas recently since I came back from Florida.

That experience remind me that I really like adventure...
It is wonderful thing to visit other country and watch the world.
(this pic is when I were working at toronto's restaurant)

If there is an offer of work by
events from the foreign countries....
I will participate positively!
but  I know I have a work in Osaka so,
short-term only...for now.

Maybe long term in the future!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Star Wars Celebration review part3

review episode 3.
At the 4th day,
we got into ealier and look around the center
because there were a lot of places that we  have not seen.
Those REGO's were outstanding!

There were a lot of  huge wallpaper..
When we walk around, we run into the Mr.James Arnold Taylor
who works as a voice actor of  Clone Wars of Obi-wan!
After the gate open,
We were very busy at our booth as usual.
We enjoyed talking to people and
very happy to show what we were making.
as the final day...
Still There was a person who really wanted to meet.
Her name is Mary, from LFL. .
I'm sure she was the most busiest person in Celebration.
She good takeing care of Star Wars Fan from all over the world.

Meeting with her was one of  my main reason of my trip!

Also My best friend Mike visited our booth.
He was a very handsom and great guy! (read my 1st review)
He wrote about my Panel at the Star Wars University in detail
on the the . Thank you so much Mike!
I'm really looking forward to meet him again in
another Star Wars Celebration!

(At the first day) Mr.Steve Sansweet also visited our booth,
it was present surprize!

Afternoon.... I went to the digital studio for shooting a video
 with Jennifer Landa.
Many of you know about her...she is a big star wars fan herself,
also actress, writer and video blogger.

Here's one of  her report of C6.

Jeni was very beautiful and kind lady.
I talked with her while making a parsnip of R2-D2.
It was so much fun!

She wrote about the meeting on her blog
Thank you so much Jeni!

Speaking about vegetable,
there is one thing that I was surprized...
The vegetables kept a shape for a long time of 4 days.
I thank to the nature.

Master yoda said ....

"you must feel the force around you.
here, between you, me, tree, the rock....everywhere..."

and could be vegetable too!  :)

After the end of 4th day night,
We Japanese team  had dinner together.
It was a unforgettable night.....

After finish the dinner, on the way we go back to hotel.

We could get into the Orange county center and
took a walk little bit.

There was very quiet, but music of my favorite singer
Billy Joel song played....

There are much more to talk about my trip to Celebration but
that all for now.

All of you who came for a booth ,visited W300 for my class,
and readers of my blog.....

Thank you very much and Hope to see you again!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Star Wars Celebration review part2

During the SW Celebration,
Some of my friends were visited at our booth.
Bill ,Ken ,Marjon and some other girls...
They are from the Rebel legion which is  huge fan club of the Star Wars.
I'm also the member of RL since 1995.
It was great meeting..Thank you good guys!!

Also there were wonderful thing happend!!
When Mr Anthony Daniels happened to  pass our booth..
I explained about SW vegetable carving and  veggie C-3PO to him.

He walked toward to our booth and watched
my vegetable carving  ..... then
He said,
"Let's take a photo together you and me, and your vegetable "....!
I was so honored of course!

He is the gentle man and person who has awarm heart and taking
good care of a fan.

(you can look my friend's website from the link)

Here is the picture of Mr.Sanda with my friend Mr.Kobayashi .
 Tsuneo Sanda is one of very famous Japanese SW Artist.
His Art is ...amazing! I respect him and
I really enjoyed talking with him!

I could became a Facebook friend with
wonderful Star Wars Fan Amanda.

I have met a lot, a lot of  great people
who visited my panel and our booth !!

My friends were participated the Costume contest and
they won the first and 3rd prize.....Great!
They do also very nice move of the Jedi Arts.

Here are the paper art and handmade figure made by yuki sibaura.
Her amazing art attracted people so much!
Many people ask her to sell it...but of course she didn't because
we are there for Fan booth.


Thanks to everyone who visited our booth and  my class..
Rick and his lovely wife Tre-Lin, Mark, David,
papper, Marjon...everyone.

Thank you again!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Star Wars Celebration review part1

It has been a week past......time flys.

Star Wars Celebration6 was awesome!!
I miss the place still...
It was a place of  my dream comes true.

I met a lot of wonderful people at there and
pleasure talking with them.

This is the pic of  when we visited the room of R2-D2 builders.
Thank you McMaster.

with Star Wars Fan!

Aayla with Aayla :) 

I've done the presentation of Star Wars vegetable carving in
this beautiful room of  Star Wars University  at  the 1st day.
I dreamed such a great opportunity to introduce my veggie carvings
for a long time.

I could not expect that there are so many people come...
but when the time I was full of people and some people could not
get in because there are noe seats left!

Actually, I found one person in the front line just before I started.
His name is Mike... the writer of the
This was the first time to meet  him.....but
We have known each other for a long long time.
We shook hands and were pleased with an encounter....
it was a very happy moment!!

Then I started the class.
I introduce about tools, my friends and Jedi order Japan, then my
vegetable carving which I made in past..

Then did the demonstration of how to carve the R5 &R4.

All I can say is......
People (the audience) were just great...They were  wonderful!!
 ....I enjoyed a lot!!

I will never forget about that day.

Thank you so much for being there....thanks a billion!

We also had our booth  for 4days to let people know about our Japanese SW Fan community of
Jedi Order Japan.
we were 4 of us(Jedi Order Japan) went together to run the booth.
It was great team!!

We show how we  enjoy the Star Wars in Japan.
Here is the pic of  us  with Mr .John Morton in our booth!

My friends were participated the Costume contest and
they won the first and 3rd prize.....Great!
They do also very nice move of the Jedi Arts.

Speaking of  carving....I made 11th StarWars vegetable carving during 4days.
It was a real meeting of the most advanced digital technology and old Japanese food art.

Carrot X wing

After I arrived in orlando,  I went to the supermarket by taxi.
then I realize that  vegetable were totally different than I use in Japan!

Therefore I bought which I seemed to be able to use the vegetables.
after all, rutabagas and Parsnips were my favorite.

Here are the Jedis..made by rutabagas.

 I used Parsnip skin for Jabbas body and I quit like it.

Cucumbers were so bigger than Japanese one, therefore
it was easy to carve the Vader and sidious.

If I could use bigger  refrigerator near my booth, I could make more bigger ones.
In everynight, I carried those sculpture to my hotel's room and put them into
small refrigerator.
That is why I prefer to make small carvings than big one. 

There were very many people visited our booth.
I'ld like to say thanks for coming...I miss them all !

There was one thing I missed..... the group photo of the Rebel Legion!
I'm a member of the Rebel since 1995.
But I'm proud of what I was doing..
So maybe next time!