Some of the best rice in Japan comes from Niigata Prefecture on the northwest side of Honshu Island and any Japanese will agree that if you want to really appreciate a bowl of Niigata rice, you must get it plain, just as it comes out of the steamer, and topped with a sour (very, very sour) pickled umeboshi plum (yes, the red dot on white also makes it look like the Japanese flag). If you don't have the actual rice, the Bowl of Rice Food Sample Memo Holder Kit is the next best thing!
The Bowl of Rice Food Sample Memo Holder Kit is part of the food model tradition that has been a fixture in Japan's restaurant scene since the 1930s. The kit gives you everything you need to create an amazingly realistic bowl of rice: the rice itself in grain form, the umeboshi plum, the bowl to serve it in as well as the glue that will hold everything together, the varnish to make it more lifelike, and a memo holder rod and metal clasp so you can make an office item out of the whole thing. A great way to spend some time learning an often overlooked Japanese traditional craft!
Specs and Features:
- Traditional Niigata dish replica
- Construction time: approx. 90 min.
- Includes: umeboshi pickled plum, rice, cup, bowl, glue, sponge, paper cup, disposable chopsticks, varnish, varnish brush, memo holder rod, metal clasp, toothpick
- Instructions/manual: Japanese
- Made in Japan