Nan desu ka?

turning Japanese

I think I’m turning Japanese.

(I really think so…)

I woke up last Tuesday morning knowing exactly what I wanted to do, and how I was going to do it:

sushi ATC

Kris insists that nobody will be able to tell what it is unless I put a label or something on the card. I’m a bit nonplussed that he says that: he’s lived in Fukuoka and Hokkaido for 3 years with a Japanese woman, if he can’t tell what it is, maybe nobody else will? He even suggested I hold a quiz on my blog and ask readers “What do you think this is?” Hence the title of my post, “What are you?” Pfft. Men.

*ahem* it’s miniature, embroidered sushi…please tell me you knew it at first glance!

This is an embroidered ATC for Hanna, the creative whirlwind behind iHanna…and this is our first swap, ever! We’ve been stalking each other’s blogs for a while now…to find that the respect and admiration each felt, was mutual. So we’re taking the virtual friendship a teensy step further, now, by agreeing to exchange small-scale embroideries.

sushi ATC scale


46 thoughts on “Nan desu ka?

  1. ็งใฏใ™ใใซ็Ÿฅใฃใฆใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚ใชใŸใฏ็งใฎ็šฟใฎไธŠใซๅฏฟๅธใ‚’่ฆ‹ใคใ‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใพใ›ใ‚“ใŒใ€็งใฏใ“ใฎใŠๅฏฟๅธใŒๅคงๅฅฝใ๏ผ


  2. I’m impressed with this. Not only Wasabi & Ginger is included but also those little soysauce fish container is There!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I knew immediately what it was! How could you not? I love sushi too, but my fish doesn’t agree with my husband or my best girl pal so I have to eat it alone in my hometown. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


  4. I never ate sushi (although I really want to try it soon) and knew immediately what it was, so don’t worry! It looks fabulous! Awesome work as always ๐Ÿ˜€


  5. Not only am I not Japanese, I am allergic to fish – and I still knew what it was! The only sort of sushi I could bear to have within range of my nose… Well done!


  6. I’m not Japanese. I’ve never eaten sushi. I still knew that’s what it was! Not that I knew specifically what each item is (‘cept maybe shrimp?), but I knew it was sushi.


  7. i have to agree with “Pfft. Men.” I knew immediately what it was. and have to admit i’m hugely envious of this swap between you two. this is just so, so good. and small scale too! you amaze!


  8. I don’t know much about embroidery but I do eat Japanese food regularly. I thought what you meant by, “I knew exactly what I was going to do” was eat sushi and photograph it… but then I took a closer look.


  9. I immediately thought “awesome tiny sushi!” before I even read a single word. If you’ve eaten sushi, you’d recognize it. Great work ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. I knew right away what it was – I thought it was real sushi for a few brief seconds. When I realized it was embroidery, I thought it was great. When I read that it was an ATC, I was mesmerized, because it is much smaller scale than I realized. I am so pleased to have discovered your blog and to see your work!


  11. Pffft! is right! I knew at first glance that it was Sushi and it’s little accompaniments. They are adorable AND beautiful. It wasn’t until I saw the needle that I realized how small they were. I don’t know how Kris could NOT know it was Sushi. “Men” is right! lol


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