Soba noodles for prosperity and a happy and healthy new year cyber visit with Akiko Hamaoka and her sister Tomo

Soba noodles
home made soba noodles

Dear Shaded Viewers, 

A little fusion soba dinner with sparkling sake. there was one seat empty next to Akiko – I'd like to think it was for me. She is already on her way home to watch  "kohaku uta gassen – the year end song battle like euro song festival but with all domestic (+ some korean) singers. lady gaga will join this year (not live but recorded in nyc today) 

Nsoba served

Happy New Year from Tokyo.


Later Akiko via Diane

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.