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The FB Page for Kongo-in in Toshima Ward, Tokyo, a nearly 500 year old Buddhist...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2014-06-21 11:00
The FB Page for Kongo-in in Toshima Ward, Tokyo, a nearly 500 year old Buddhist temple. They have an adorable mascot/character, a little monk. He's featured all over their web site, and even reads the Heart Sutra in a video. I guess the kawaii is one way for an old religious organization to keep up with the times and attract new followers. I approve of the kawaii anyway. ^__^ (Kongo-in is a Shingon-shu Buzan-ha sect temple, a sect that is mainly popular in the Kanto region of Japan.)

Their website: http://www.kongohin.or.jp/

Little monk reciting the Heart Sutra (般若心経 Hannya-Shingyo) in a surprisingly deep voice ^^
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vohsba-978o


金剛院

東京都豊島区にある駅チカお寺、金剛院。仏教を楽しく、わかりやすく紹介するウェブサイトを運営しています。http://www.kongohin.or.jp/

Funassyi (Funasshii) charaben... pushaaa (Recently I'm getting more and more obs...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-06-20 19:19
Funassyi (Funasshii) charaben... pushaaa (Recently I'm getting more and more obsessed with Funassyi -_-;)




Twitter / banto4884: @funassyi ふなちゃんの口を赤くするの忘れたなっしー ...
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Another package from my mother covered with cute stamps #dailypic #disney

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-06-20 09:08
Another package from my mother covered with cute stamps #dailypic #disney


I was checking through past Japan Times articles to make sure the topics I have...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:00
I was checking through past Japan Times articles to make sure the topics I have in mind for upcoming ones weren't covered recently (even by me...because I forget what I wrote about ^_^;) and stumbled upon this one from September 2000. It says "Edamame are practically unknown in the Western diet — they are seldom eaten even in the United States"...I'm not sure how true it was back then, but it surely isn't true now. Times change!

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2000/09/04/general/eat-your-beans-and-drink-your-beer/#.U6LPwi9-B_o

A new Japan Times article, plus more photos! It's mostly about kanten vs. agar....

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:27
A new Japan Times article, plus more photos! It's mostly about kanten vs. agar. I hope you enjoy the story of how kanten was accidentally 'invented'!


Kanten vs. agar plus tokoroten in the Japan Times, plus a sweet version | Just Hungry
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Kanten vs. agar plus tokoroten in the Japan Times, plus a sweet version

recently on just hungry - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:31

About the difference between kanten and agar, plus cool, slippery glassy noodles.

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So following up on my previous post...the mystery object is called a tentsuki, a...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-06-16 18:13
So following up on my previous post...the mystery object is called a tentsuki, and is used to make tokoroten - clear noodles made with kanten (agar-agar or the jelly made from tengusa seaweed, served with a vinegar-soy sauce sauce or with brown sugar syrup). The top photo here shows the business end of the tentsuki box and the stick/pusher; blocks of kanten jelly are put in the box and pushed through the grid as shown in the bottom photo.
There may be a recipe coming up later this week... ^_^


Can you guess what this is? (Japanese people/long-term Japan residents please re...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:22
Can you guess what this is? (Japanese people/long-term Japan residents please refrain from saying... ^_^;)


Following up on my post from yesterday... here is my mom standing at the sink, p...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-06-12 10:50
Following up on my post from yesterday... here is my mom standing at the sink, prepping the red shiso leaves for making umeboshi. That body cast....! It makes me want to cry. (She got out of the hospital last week after a pre-scheduled round 2 of spine and back/hip surgery.) She is such a fighter.
There's a saying in Japanese, 爪の垢を煎じて飲む (tsume no aka o senjite nomu) which literally means to brew the gunk under someone's fingernails as tea and drink it. When someone is exceptionally brave or worthy or wise etc., one says "that person is so great their fingernail gunk should be drunk as tea" basically. ^_^ Anyway, that's how I feel about my mother sometimes...


Not a healthy breakfast! Not caring! #dailypic #france

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:21
Not a healthy breakfast! Not caring! #dailypic #france


A little pondering about what is important in life. (Also showing off those beau...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-06-11 16:50
A little pondering about what is important in life. (Also showing off those beautiful ume again.)




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For whatever it's worth this Page has been updated to the new layout, basically...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-06-10 19:35
For whatever it's worth this Page has been updated to the new layout, basically because Facebook kept bugging me to do so.

makiwi: @matt_timmons it could have just been a chijimi with udon in it. It’s not a widely known traditional dish or anything.

recently on twitter - Tue, 2013-06-11 20:17
makiwi: @matt_timmons it could have just been a chijimi with udon in it. It’s not a widely known traditional dish or anything.

makiwi: @matt_timmons I’m not sure what you mean by ジチミ -jichimi. Do you mean チヂミ - Korean pancakes?

recently on twitter - Tue, 2013-06-11 20:10
makiwi: @matt_timmons I’m not sure what you mean by ジチミ -jichimi. Do you mean チヂミ - Korean pancakes?

makiwi: @imhoturenot thanks for buying the book ^_^

recently on twitter - Tue, 2013-06-11 17:10
makiwi: @imhoturenot thanks for buying the book ^_^

makiwi: RT @imhoturenot: Ready to lose my Bento virginity. http://t.co/ulP9nASeO6!

recently on twitter - Tue, 2013-06-11 17:09
makiwi: RT @imhoturenot: Ready to lose my Bento virginity. http://t.co/ulP9nASeO6!

makiwi: I wish I had the words to describe the weird vibe I got today…. #fb

recently on twitter - Mon, 2013-06-10 21:12
makiwi: I wish I had the words to describe the weird vibe I got today…. #fb

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