Every one ate at Asian restaurant before might know about fortune cookies – the little cookie with a piece of paper with a message which can be an aphorism or a list of luck number for lottery. However, fortune cat, the hide-and seek kitty candies might soon make fortune cookies old fashion. Produced by Felissimo, these senbei rice crackers each have a hand-crafted cat figurine inside. Each set which contains one pack of karinto sweets and two packs of rice crackers. Both cookies contain a similar cat, one there is a new design come out every month. Not sure will it be a trend collectible trend for those cat figurines. However, it is not something can be sent as free treat any more, 2,372 yen (20 USD) isn’t a cheap price.
We know eating sushi equals eating fish at most of time. Then what we mean fish like sushi? It is actually a new cuisine trend in Japan which cut and sculpture fish meat to look like graceful, swimming fish. The creatures utilize the same ingredients found in conventional sushi. For example, the white koi fish is created by pressing strips of salmon, sea urchin and an egg atop blocks of rice, along with a few flecks of nori seaweed. Then cover the fish with slice of translucent squid cut to resemble a tail and fins. Youtube channel JunsKitchen created a step-by-step guide on how to make this adorable sushi for yourself, if you ever want.
It all started from one day, Mark Van, the boyfriend laid out the breakfash made by Michael Zee and found it was pefectly symmetrical. Mark took a photo and posted it online which attracted a smattering of comments from friends who thought it was cute. So Zee, an educational officer at a museum, kept it up for the next few months – arranging their breakfasts to match and posting the images on their Instagram account symmetrybreakfast which has more than 450k followers today.
When looking at these unbelievable pretty breakfast, you might wonder how much time Zee need to make something like this everyday? Zee said, “it wasn’t crazy or obsessive. It is just a declaration of love, really. I’m dedicated – both to breakfast and to Mark.” Zee continued, “I get up really, really early, If something takes more than 30 minutes to make, such as a sourdough, I do it the night before.” Till now, Zee hasn’t missed a day in a year to make the loving breakfast for Mark. Get bored of your ordinary breakfast? Do check their symmetrybreakfast Instagram page to get some ideas. Maybe, at least made one closing breakfast on the coming Valentine Day for your partner?
Photographer and art director Tatsuya Tanaka has a fascination with all things tiny and in his popular project “Miniature Calendar”, Tatsuya has been stretching his imagination to its limits and created lots of interesting scenes with his tiny people and everyday objects. In his miniature world, barcode becomes jail, a circuit board becomes rice paddy field, brush becomes meadow and pencil lead becomes bullet track in Matrix. Those photos can easily invoke a smile or chuckle as you get the joke and meanwhile make you admire Tanaka’s breadth of creativity. Below are some of your favorites and you can find more on Tanaka’s Instagram page. If you really like Tanaka’s work, you can buy Tanaka’s book “Miniature Life” from amazon.