Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Appear to TV

My work wwas on TV program "ohayo call (which means morning call)
It was on 5:10 am in dec.10th in Kansai area on Channel 6.
My appearance time was short(almost 4 and half minute) but
it was fun!

Actually I made a lot vegetable carving for this week.
I made for my friend and restaurant but Fortunately It
overlapped with a TV coverage :)

The santa clause (sweet potato and carrot)

The band (sweet and kyo potato, egg-plant)

pumpkin house for small animals

pumpkin chest

and sushi cake for christmas!

Then I made a Logo of the name of TV proglam.
I wish you enjoyed!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I'm on the newspaper :)

The reporter of the Asahi shinbun「朝日新聞(夕刊)」 visited my restaurant for making an article of newspaper.
The article was  placed on November 20th.

It was about my vegetable art!!
I made few vegetable carving for it.

The dragon.
Pumpkin "namahage"

Sweet potato Pegasus
You can see the small animals if front of pumpkin.

Vegetable carving is so much fun !
because I can use a lot of ingredients then
make everything from small flower to the big starship!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Welcome!! Ambassador Kennedy

I made a one vegetable carving today.

Her name is Caroline Bouvier Kennedy..
She is a new ambassador for Japan!

I chose the red and white vegetable
( sweet potato and red daikon) to the feeling of celebration.
I have read a lot about JFK and Robert.K long time ago.
(The books wrote by the author of "Nobuhiko Ochiai")

Therefore I'm glad that she decided to come to Japan :)

In Japan, we usually combine the red and white for Celebration.
(maybe other country do the same)
I hope the world will be more peaceful.

Congratulations to be installed as theambassador of the United States.
And Welcome to Japan!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sushi cake for christmas

I've made a sushi cake for Christmas this year.

Type 1 premium

Sushi cake with a decorations for Christmas

Type2  DX

A sushi cake with the present bag which I made with a squid.
also I'll put the Santa Claus made with carrot.

I'll made these Santa one by one.

If you live in Japan, you can order these sush cake
from my webshop of sushi cake from here
It is bit early but ..
May your holidays be filled with peace, joy and happiness :)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Saga is coming back!

Some of you may already know about this great news...
Yes , "Star Wars " will be back in 2015.12.18 !!

It is still a rumor, but the character of the old movie may appear, too.

I think everyone have their own opinion about this, but if  you ask me...
I'm very looking forward to see them again in the big screen!

I haven't updated my Star Wars vegetable carving recently
but of course I'm still enjoying Star Wars with my friends!!

Here are what I made this year.
I hope you understand that
I only do this for having fun with Star Wars fan!
I never, never do this for business.

Always thanks to my friends...Jedi Order Japan.

Also thank to who visit my blog.
Hope you enjoy them too!
So let's begin!

This is Barriss Offee
     :Sweet potatos with food color

ummmmm...I know, this is not looks like her..
I alway do my best but everyone has a good time and bad time lol!
 In Japan, There is the biggest Star Wars "fan meeting "
it is called  "Moisture Farmers Union"
It is a meeting of the Star Wars fan, by the Star Wars fan, and for the Star Wars fan.
If you are living in Japan, you should go there!

I made this house for the meeting.
Unfortunately I couldn't go this year, so I sent.
I think You know why I choose this buildings if you visit the website of them. :)
 A lot of Storm Troopers.
     : pumpkin

I cook them and they become....

a dish of assorted vegetables
 :I color it also in food dye.

 Sly Moore
Storm Trooper.
  : Sweet potato and carrot
 Osaka castle and death star.
  :a white gourd-melon
This is for our friend Mr Annie-luke.


He was our old good friend .....very kind and gentleman.
and also he was a  great costume player of the storm trooper.
We visited and performed at  many place with him.
now he live in the other world with force... but  he will stay with us always.
We are looking forward to watch the new Star Wars series...
let's wait 2 more years together.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Euro Carving2 in Moscow

10 days ago, I was in the sky on the way of return from Moscow.
I wen to Russia to get participated in "Euro Carving".

I've been making a vegetable carving since my master showed me how to do it (for 3 month).
It was 18 years ago.....
after that I've been learning vegetable carving by myself.

So I wanted to know how the people make a veggie carving in the world.
That is why I went to Moscow.

I took e a part of individual competition for 3days.
The theme for 3 days were...

 1st day      Haloween (homework)
2nd day      3D bird            (in 3 hours)
3rd  day    2water melon and 2 papayas. (in 3 hours)

for the 1st day,
I brought the pumpkin and potato which I carved during I was in Japan
because it needed to be done at first day and I didn't have time to carve them at there.

This is what I made...

I've made Matryoshka doll of the pumpkin which I can carry with no space! :)
I also made a house and witch.

As you know, I always try to leave the vegetable skins,
because it is a vegetable carving and I think that they should exist as
they are still form of vegetable.
I think that we should not treat vegetables like wood.
It is still food ,that is why I can't use bond .well It is just my style though...

But I think I may try new style for break through...

The winner of this day was Mr. Nick from taiwan. he did a great work!
Look at his tiny, fascinate job :)

As well as him, all works of the participant were splendid!!!
I learnd a lot of thing for these 3 days.

Second day...3D Bird.

I made  two cranes with a Daikon, pumpkin, egg plant and radish.
I also made a snowy scenery with Daikon and other vegetable.
I wanted to express two cranes which sang in praise of life
even in the cold winter.

It was surprized that They call this vegetable (white radish) as "daikon" in russia.
Last year I went to USA and they call it Daikon too.
Finally I realized Daikon is a worldwide word!!

3rd day.....two water melons and two papayas.
I studied Thai Carving by myself in 3 month
for this day.
but not enough time lol!

I made an Osaka Castle   (spring)

Eliana Pavlova (1899-1941)   (summer)
She was refuge in Japan from Russia and the
first Japanese ballet teacher opened.
Bridge  (autumn)
Between Japan and Russia !
a buddha in the cave (winter)
I enjoyed those 3day so much!!!
Because there are wondeful people out there.

They are my Russian friends, Oleg and Evgenij!
We spent a lot of time together,
We carved vegetable all day, all night :)
I will never forget what they done to me, and
I'm really looking forward to see their future.
Thank you from bottom of my heart!
Here is Evegenij's work.
He made a lot of beautiful work and won two bronze medals!
This is Oleg's pumpkins for Haloween.
He did very interesting, dinamic and dramatic  work.
We are carvers from the world!
at the ceremony.
Moscow is veautiful...
Bolshoi Theatre's special illumination
with my beautiful Russian friend Maria.
Thank you and hope to see you again!
I hope your dream comes true..come and visit Japan someday!
Thank you for your smile all the time!

This journey made me realized that my techniques were not enough at all!!!!!
I'm still keep on learnig.

Thank you Moscow.
I wish I could go back and meet them again someday!

Monday, August 19, 2013

It's a wonderful small world in vegetable carving

I collected small vegetables carving this time.
let me name the title  ...

It's the  "on the palm of the hand"
please enjoy!

a sea horse (carrot)

a sea bream  (carrot)


a sea turtle    (cucumber)

a squirrel  (carrot)

a carp     (carrot)

a Jawa    (carrot)

a gold fish  (carrot)
a violin  (carrot, daikon and sweet potato)

I hope you found your favorite one :)