2016年7月28日木曜日

Dragon Fruit flower bud

Two years ago, I got some pieces of branches of dragon fruit (without root) from my ex-boss who owned Izakaya restaurant in Honolulu. The flower bud is getting bigger now, and it had last year too, but it fell apart before opened the flower.  Hopefully, it will get fruit in this time.

2016年6月24日金曜日

A huge tree



I do not know even the name of the tree, but it is very common tree in Hawaii.
It is a huge and wide tree.  The roots come down from the branches and getting wider and wider.

If it is in neighborhood, kids always would play around there.  I guess that it is too big for own yard.

It was a hot day afternoon,  but it was very cool under the tree.

2016年6月19日日曜日

Beech Wood Cover for Aritsugu Santoku Japanese Chef Knife

I have got beech lumber from my ex-boss who is cabinet maker a couple months ago, and he told me that it should be great wood for cooking knife handle and wood cover, so I tried to make it.

It is heavy wood like hard maple (hard wood).  It might be little heavier than even hard maple.
It is hard wood, so it is not easy to cut and sand, but it is clean look and it is easy to keep on accurate shape, and it is very nice wood pattern.  I love it all.

2016年6月11日土曜日

Shobu Suita Japanese natural sharpening stone



http://aframestokyo.com/shobu-suita-japanese-natural-stone-1188g--21188210.html
I have got this Shobu kiita as Shobu iromono (kiita), but to check it out the four sides of layers, it has suita layers that might be included in renge or momiji.

2016年5月20日金曜日