Rice And Bamboo Shoots, Sweet Yet Bitter, Heralds Arrival Of Spring

Rice and bamboo shoots, sweet yet bitter, heralds arrival of spring

Although it was not quite in season yet, the freshly parboiled bamboo shoot tasted amazingly sweet. The subtle tang in the aftertaste suggested the arrival of spring.

Rice cooked with large pieces of bamboo shoots, complete with the vivid young leaf buds of Japanese pepper, is also a feast for the eyes.

'ice Bamboo Shoots' Reach For The Ceiling In Hokkaido Cave

'Ice bamboo shoots' reach for the ceiling in Hokkaido cave

DATE, Hokkaido--A curious spectacle of thin and tall ice pillars resembling bamboo shoots inside a cave here is attracting visitors to the southwestern part of the northernmost prefecture.

In Hyakujojiki cave, as the temperature dropped, drops of water from the ceiling have slowly and gradually congealed and piled up to form pillar-like figures reaching upward. These are called "hyojun," or ice bamboo shoots.

Bamboo Craft's Journey To Art Form

Bamboo craft's journey to art form

The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bamboo is getting attention these days as a versatile and sustainable material for housewares, so the timing is good for a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit that explores Japan's ancient craft of basketry.

"Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection" is devoted to masterworks, including a half dozen works by two artists designated as living national treasures. To highlight the works' virtuosity and context, they have been displayed alongside paintings, ceramics, bronzes, kimono and other pieces from different genres.

'ice Bamboo Shoots' Growing In Hokkaido Cave

'Ice bamboo shoots' growing in Hokkaido caveTourists are venturing into a cave in Hokkaido to see ice stalagmites, which are called "ice bamboo shoots."
Ice stalagmites are created when groundwater dripping from the cave's ceiling freeze on the floor in temperatures of minus 3 to minus 5 degrees Celsius.

Video : Wacom Bamboo Spark Advert

Video : Wacom Bamboo Spark AdvertThe Bamboo Spark is a smart folio with a smart ballpoint pen, and a spot for your favorite paper. Write by hand. Press a button and save your handwritten notes to the Bamboo Spark app for light editing. Use the Wacom Cloud for archiving, sharing and access anywhere.

Ifa 2015 : Wacom Bamboo Fineline 2

IFA 2015 : Bamboo Fineline 2Wacom® today announces new Bamboo stylus products at IFA Berlin 2015. Leading the charge is the fine tip smart stylus for iPad: Bamboo® Fineline 2, a high-precision digital pen allowing creative thinkers to capture and shape their ideas.