Clementines and Genji’s thousandth birthday

Author: fraise

Saturday 10 January 2009, in Journal

Still life - clementines

Above is a photo I took of a Vallauris ceramic bowl I found in a secondhand shop today (2 euros!). I didn’t have a bowl I could use for fruit; this one is perfect. On that same ceramics note, a friend in Nice recently commented that tomettes are from Salernes, a village in the Var. There’s a site about ceramics there that showcases some very tempting wares from several ceramists. Apparently tomettes are in fact still made there.

Thanks to this post on MetaFilter, I learned that Japan is celebrating 1,000 years of “The Tale of Genji“. The New York Times has an article with a beautiful slide show.

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