UMAMI MART MATSURI FESTIVAL
A California Dinner

I took a much-needed trip back home to California in May for two weeks. I risked contracting the swine flu to indulge in my second passion after eating - photography with my grandma's 1970s Nikon EM film camera.
I love taking photos of food in Tokyo, but there's something about the California sun that saturates food with perfect lighting.


A California Dinner
Paella by Kazuko Hayama (my mom) in Cupertino, CA

A California Dinner
Sushi by Sushikuni in Cupertino, CA

Harley Farms Goat Cheese
Harley Farms Goat Cheese in Pescadero, CA

Frankie's Bohemian Cafe
Burger by Frankie's Bohemian Cafe in San Francisco, CA

Frankie's Bohemian Cafe
Burger by Frankie's Bohemian Cafe in San Francisco, CA

Yogurt Harmony
Plain yogurt with Oreo cookies (left) and plain yogurt with blueberries (right) by Yogurt Harmony in Berkeley, CA