Presentation of food is quite an art in Japan. Attention is paid to the food, garnishes, plates, etc. Banquets bring things to the next level. Because I am connected to a few circles, I am asked to participate in a number of banquets each year and I am always pleased with the food as it is delivered. Here’s another cellphone shot. This one shows a kind of box which appeared at a banquet, probably back in December. The wood curves at the top and there is a beautiful red braided rope decoration. The sides bear an amazing detail, where wood was carved away, but only the pale growth rings were carved. All the dark rings remain. It took me awhile before I would open the box; I kept studying the design with fascination.
Presentation is Everything