Chirimen is a traditional Japanese weaving technique that was first developed about 500 years ago. The cloth fabric that is made using this technique is also known as chirimen.
I came across this wonderful display of chirimen foods set out for New Years and other occasions. They had all been made by one lady and were on display at the Doll Museum in Yokohama.
Have you ever seen these types of displays?
Some of those chirimen food looks better than real food ^^
Strange thing from Japan… again 🙂
Oh wow, very beautiful. Do you know any stores that sell these? I know at Kappabashi there’s quite a few stores selling plastic food models, but this is a step above.
These mikan do look ready to eat.
A lovely bento box display.
RT @tweetmeme Chirimen, Japan Culture | Shibuya246 http://ow.ly/1mR8oO A brilliant display of expert craftsmenship. The people who do this kind of craft are quite skilled at what they do. The whole display is truely a masterpiece. And I have never seen anything like this done before. Ready to eat?
Such beautiful displays of art. Talk about patience when creating something like this.
That’s a really awesome display. I wonder how long it took her to put it together?
I wonder though, why are there cannabis leaves to the left of the fish?
These are not cannabis leaves. I think they are supposed to be Japanese maple leaves.
I have never seen such a display before – it’s really impressive !!
This fish looks like I could eat it !!
There are artisan-style cafe’s I’ve been into who would give their right arm for displays like these. Maybe some have? It’s art, but advertising in a quirky way. I love the mikan as well!