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Shot Out and Thanks again as always for the wire Support! Daisuke aka @ano_nym777 A Valuable and Generous Member of the Wall of Thanks!

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Kintsugi - Japan's ancient art of embracing imperfection Meaning “joining with gold”, this centuries-old art is more than an aesthetic. For the Japanese, it’s part of a broader philosophy of embracing the beauty of human flaws. Most people don’t purposefully shatter their cherished pieces of pottery, but that isn’t always the case in Japanese culture. Adorning broken ceramics with a lacquer mixed with powdered gold is part of a more than 500-year-old Japanese tradition that highlights imperfections rather than hiding them. This not only teaches calm when a cherished piece of pottery breaks; it is a reminder of the beauty of human fragility as well. In a world that so often prizes youth, perfection and excess, embracing the old and battered may seem strange. But the 15th-Century practice of kintsugi, meaning “to join with gold”, is a reminder to stay optimistic when things fall apart and to celebrate the flaws and missteps of life. The kintsugi technique is an extension of the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which sees beauty in the incomplete and value in simplicity. The broken pieces’ gilded restoration usually takes up to three months, as the fragments are carefully glued together with the sap of an indigenous Japanese tree, left to dry for a few weeks and then adorned with gold running along its cracks. In an age of mass production and quick disposal, learning to accept and celebrate scars and flaws is a powerful lesson in humanity and sustainability. https://youtu.be/r9LMKGte0UU
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Green Tea Strawberry Dessert Sandwiches - Japanese convenience stores are awesome! Convenience stores are constantly refreshing their product lineups, often cycling in seasonal favorites. For example, with strawberries being particularly prized in winter in Japan, this week convenience store chain Lawson added the Strawberry Custard Sandwich (pictured above) to its sandwich shelf. A chilled dessert sandwich, it looks plenty tempting on its own, but we imagine a lot of customers are going to be reaching right past it to instead grab one of these absolutely mouth-watering Matcha Green Tea Bread Strawberry Milk Sandwiches. Made with green tea powder from leaves grown in the town of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan’s most respected matcha-producing community, the green tea strawberry sandwich is a comprehensive culinary pleasure concept designed to stimulate an array of taste receptors. The rich flavor of the fluffy bread gets a boost of sophisticate gentle bitterness from the matcha, the sliced strawberries contribute a touch of tartness along with their fruity sweet notes, and the filling of cream and condensed provides their own straightforward decadent sweetness. At 368 yen (US$3.55), the Matcha Green Tea Bread Strawberry Milk Sandwich is a 20-yen premium over the non-matcha strawberry sandwich, but this looks to be a luxury we can definitely find room for in our budgets.

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Shot Out and Thanks again as always for the wire Support! Daisuke aka @ano_nym777 A Valuable and Generous Member of the Wall of Thanks!

236 views · Jan 13th
Kintsugi - Japan's ancient art of embracing imperfection Meaning “joining with gold”, this centuries-old art is more than an aesthetic. For the Japanese, it’s part of a broader philosophy of embracing the beauty of human flaws. Most people don’t purposefully shatter their cherished pieces of pottery, but that isn’t always the case in Japanese culture. Adorning broken ceramics with a lacquer mixed with powdered gold is part of a more than 500-year-old Japanese tradition that highlights imperfections rather than hiding them. This not only teaches calm when a cherished piece of pottery breaks; it is a reminder of the beauty of human fragility as well. In a world that so often prizes youth, perfection and excess, embracing the old and battered may seem strange. But the 15th-Century practice of kintsugi, meaning “to join with gold”, is a reminder to stay optimistic when things fall apart and to celebrate the flaws and missteps of life. The kintsugi technique is an extension of the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which sees beauty in the incomplete and value in simplicity. The broken pieces’ gilded restoration usually takes up to three months, as the fragments are carefully glued together with the sap of an indigenous Japanese tree, left to dry for a few weeks and then adorned with gold running along its cracks. In an age of mass production and quick disposal, learning to accept and celebrate scars and flaws is a powerful lesson in humanity and sustainability. https://youtu.be/r9LMKGte0UU
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Green Tea Strawberry Dessert Sandwiches - Japanese convenience stores are awesome! Convenience stores are constantly refreshing their product lineups, often cycling in seasonal favorites. For example, with strawberries being particularly prized in winter in Japan, this week convenience store chain Lawson added the Strawberry Custard Sandwich (pictured above) to its sandwich shelf. A chilled dessert sandwich, it looks plenty tempting on its own, but we imagine a lot of customers are going to be reaching right past it to instead grab one of these absolutely mouth-watering Matcha Green Tea Bread Strawberry Milk Sandwiches. Made with green tea powder from leaves grown in the town of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan’s most respected matcha-producing community, the green tea strawberry sandwich is a comprehensive culinary pleasure concept designed to stimulate an array of taste receptors. The rich flavor of the fluffy bread gets a boost of sophisticate gentle bitterness from the matcha, the sliced strawberries contribute a touch of tartness along with their fruity sweet notes, and the filling of cream and condensed provides their own straightforward decadent sweetness. At 368 yen (US$3.55), the Matcha Green Tea Bread Strawberry Milk Sandwich is a 20-yen premium over the non-matcha strawberry sandwich, but this looks to be a luxury we can definitely find room for in our budgets.

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