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May 23, 2024

Kana-ami: Traditional Japanese handmade metal cooking utensils and kitchenware (京の金網細工 辻和金網店)


From Kyoto Foodie:


Tsujiwa Kana-ami is a shinise and workshop just south of the Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gosho) that offers metal implements. As the store and workshop are one, customers can see both the store shelves and the products being made by the third generation owner.


In Japanese kana means metal and ami means to weave, mesh or net.


Kana-ami utensils are used for a variety of cooking techniques as well as some serving and presentation.


Simple wooden forms are used to make many of the products.


These well-worn tools


at Tsujiwa Kana-ami


have been in use


for more than 80 years.

May 23, 2024 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bert Lahr and E.G. Marshall in the 1956 Broadway production of 'Waiting for Godot'

Above, the audio file.

From Terry Teachout's rave Wall Street Journal review of the audio version:

Every critic who covered the show heaped praise on Mr. Lahr, and the most perceptive ones saw that his performance was profoundly true to the spirit of the play.

Alas, "Godot" closed after just 10 weeks, and Mr. Lahr never appeared in it again. 

But Goddard Lieberson, who produced original-cast albums for Columbia Records, had the brilliant idea to record a complete performance of the play.

Below, Lahr (left) and Marshall in the 1956 production.

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Read the play here.

You can even read along with the audio up top.

Free, the way we like it.

May 23, 2024 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bulletproof Clipboard


Because now, more than ever, you just never know.

Functional as a clipboard in both portrait and landscape orientations.


Starting at $40.

[via Cliff Hatch]

May 23, 2024 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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