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Thread: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)

  1. #1
    Arri London Guest

    Default Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)


    Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    sushi portions and other culinary delights.

    Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    between them). Need one more for a project in mind

    Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/

  2. #2
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)

    Arri London wrote:
    > Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    > sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    >
    > Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    > few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    > noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    > dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    > between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    >
    > Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    > http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/


    ooh oooh oooh! Bento Box meals for kids. Incredibly creative stuff.
    Apparently Japanese mommies get a tad competitive with their kids
    lunches. Think food that looks like erasers! LOL

  3. #3
    gtr Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)

    On 2010-04-13 16:37:18 -0700, Arri London said:

    > Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    > sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    >
    > Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    > few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    > noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    > dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    > between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    >
    > Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    > http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/


    I've visited Japan many times in the past few years and can make no
    sense of these things. I even bought some kind of food-related set so I
    could dismantle it. Solve the mystery. But couldn't figure out what
    it was for.

    What is up with these things? Do people have minature displays of this
    stuff or... what?!?
    --
    Thank you and have a nice day.


  4. #4
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)

    Arri London wrote:
    > Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    > sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    >
    > Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    > few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    > noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    > dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    > between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    >
    > Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    > http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/


    heh! Then, of course, there are the magnets....

    --
    Jean B.

  5. #5
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)



    Goomba wrote:
    >
    > Arri London wrote:
    > > Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    > > sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    > >
    > > Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    > > few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    > > noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    > > dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    > > between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    > >
    > > Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    > > http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/

    >
    > ooh oooh oooh! Bento Box meals for kids. Incredibly creative stuff.
    > Apparently Japanese mommies get a tad competitive with their kids
    > lunches. Think food that looks like erasers! LOL


    Yes indeed! Would love to get some of the plastic models Japanese
    restaurants use for their window displays. But those things are pricey!

    See that I made a mistake above...that should be tonkatsu. Howver,
    looking at that eraser again, it's more likely to be tempura
    prawns/shrimp.

  6. #6
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)



    gtr wrote:
    >
    > On 2010-04-13 16:37:18 -0700, Arri London said:
    >
    > > Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    > > sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    > >
    > > Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    > > few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    > > noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    > > dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    > > between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    > >
    > > Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    > > http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/

    >
    > I've visited Japan many times in the past few years and can make no
    > sense of these things. I even bought some kind of food-related set so I
    > could dismantle it. Solve the mystery. But couldn't figure out what
    > it was for.
    >
    > What is up with these things? Do people have minature displays of this
    > stuff or... what?!?
    > --
    >


    When I were a youngun , having the 'right' pens, pencils and erasers
    each school year was of the ultimate importance! That's nevr left me.

    Why shouldn't the Japanese take that notion a few orders of magnitude
    further? Didn't buy any of the ones that are 'puzzles' and are meant to
    be taken apart and reassembled.

  7. #7
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)



    "Jean B." wrote:
    >
    > Arri London wrote:
    > > Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    > > sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    > >
    > > Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    > > few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    > > noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    > > dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    > > between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    > >
    > > Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    > > http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/

    >
    > heh! Then, of course, there are the magnets....
    >
    > --
    > Jean B.


    Not as many of those being sold around here. At least not where the
    erasers are being sold. Must keep the eyes out for one though

  8. #8
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)

    Arri London wrote:
    >
    > "Jean B." wrote:
    >> Arri London wrote:
    >>> Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    >>> sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    >>>
    >>> Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    >>> few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    >>> noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    >>> dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    >>> between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    >>>
    >>> Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    >>> http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/

    >> heh! Then, of course, there are the magnets....
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jean B.

    >
    > Not as many of those being sold around here. At least not where the
    > erasers are being sold. Must keep the eyes out for one though


    Hmmm. Don't start me on another area of collecting. I have a few
    shops where I can look. I know they have both erasers and
    magnets, but I haven't absorbed how many different foods are
    available, and whether the magnets and the erasers tend to portray
    the same foods.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)



    "Jean B." wrote:
    >
    > Arri London wrote:
    > >
    > > "Jean B." wrote:
    > >> Arri London wrote:
    > >>> Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    > >>> sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    > >>>
    > >>> Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    > >>> few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    > >>> noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    > >>> dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    > >>> between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    > >>>
    > >>> Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    > >>> http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/
    > >> heh! Then, of course, there are the magnets....
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Jean B.

    > >
    > > Not as many of those being sold around here. At least not where the
    > > erasers are being sold. Must keep the eyes out for one though

    >
    > Hmmm. Don't start me on another area of collecting.


    I'm not a facilitator

    >I have a few
    > shops where I can look. I know they have both erasers and
    > magnets, but I haven't absorbed how many different foods are
    > available, and whether the magnets and the erasers tend to portray
    > the same foods.


    My first guess is yes they would be the same. They tend to be made by
    the same companies.

  10. #10
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)

    Arri London wrote:
    >
    > "Jean B." wrote:
    >> Arri London wrote:
    >>> "Jean B." wrote:
    >>>> Arri London wrote:
    >>>>> Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    >>>>> sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    >>>>> few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    >>>>> noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    >>>>> dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    >>>>> between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    >>>>> http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/
    >>>> heh! Then, of course, there are the magnets....
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Jean B.
    >>> Not as many of those being sold around here. At least not where the
    >>> erasers are being sold. Must keep the eyes out for one though

    >> Hmmm. Don't start me on another area of collecting.

    >
    > I'm not a facilitator
    >
    >> I have a few
    >> shops where I can look. I know they have both erasers and
    >> magnets, but I haven't absorbed how many different foods are
    >> available, and whether the magnets and the erasers tend to portray
    >> the same foods.

    >
    > My first guess is yes they would be the same. They tend to be made by
    > the same companies.


    I am having the same thought. I just told my daughter to remind
    me to look at these things the next time we are in the Japanese
    mall, you facilitator, you! :-) (At least these things are tiny!)

    --
    Jean B.

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    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)



    "Jean B." wrote:
    >
    > Arri London wrote:
    > >
    > > "Jean B." wrote:
    > >> Arri London wrote:
    > >>> "Jean B." wrote:
    > >>>> Arri London wrote:
    > >>>>> Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    > >>>>> sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    > >>>>> few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    > >>>>> noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    > >>>>> dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    > >>>>> between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    > >>>>> http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/
    > >>>> heh! Then, of course, there are the magnets....
    > >>>>
    > >>>> --
    > >>>> Jean B.
    > >>> Not as many of those being sold around here. At least not where the
    > >>> erasers are being sold. Must keep the eyes out for one though
    > >> Hmmm. Don't start me on another area of collecting.

    > >
    > > I'm not a facilitator
    > >
    > >> I have a few
    > >> shops where I can look. I know they have both erasers and
    > >> magnets, but I haven't absorbed how many different foods are
    > >> available, and whether the magnets and the erasers tend to portray
    > >> the same foods.

    > >
    > > My first guess is yes they would be the same. They tend to be made by
    > > the same companies.

    >
    > I am having the same thought. I just told my daughter to remind
    > me to look at these things the next time we are in the Japanese
    > mall, you facilitator, you! :-) (At least these things are tiny!)
    >
    > --
    > Jean B.


    LOL! At least they are inexpensive. You could be a collector of antique
    netsuke instead, you know ;p

  12. #12
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Semi OT: Foodie erasers :)

    Arri London wrote:
    >
    > "Jean B." wrote:
    >> Arri London wrote:
    >>> "Jean B." wrote:
    >>>> Arri London wrote:
    >>>>> "Jean B." wrote:
    >>>>>> Arri London wrote:
    >>>>>>> Talking about those Japanese/Chinese erasers that look like miniature
    >>>>>>> sushi portions and other culinary delights.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Being a fan of both miniatures and erasers, of course have been buying a
    >>>>>>> few Got a tonkato portion in a bento box, bowl of prepackaged instant
    >>>>>>> noodles that looks remarkably like the brand I buy, steamer full of
    >>>>>>> dumplings and a dora yaki (pair of sweet pancakes with red bean paste
    >>>>>>> between them). Need one more for a project in mind
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Do a search on Japanese erasers for images. This site has nice pics:
    >>>>>>> http://www.hapaculture.com/erasers/
    >>>>>> heh! Then, of course, there are the magnets....
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Jean B.
    >>>>> Not as many of those being sold around here. At least not where the
    >>>>> erasers are being sold. Must keep the eyes out for one though
    >>>> Hmmm. Don't start me on another area of collecting.
    >>> I'm not a facilitator
    >>>
    >>>> I have a few
    >>>> shops where I can look. I know they have both erasers and
    >>>> magnets, but I haven't absorbed how many different foods are
    >>>> available, and whether the magnets and the erasers tend to portray
    >>>> the same foods.
    >>> My first guess is yes they would be the same. They tend to be made by
    >>> the same companies.

    >> I am having the same thought. I just told my daughter to remind
    >> me to look at these things the next time we are in the Japanese
    >> mall, you facilitator, you! :-) (At least these things are tiny!)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jean B.

    >
    > LOL! At least they are inexpensive. You could be a collector of antique
    > netsuke instead, you know ;p


    My father collected netsuke, and I occasionally find myself eying
    them. But what with my books and third-world art and various
    other things, I had better not get into that! They, too, are
    small though.

    --
    Jean B.

    self-evident. --Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

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