Winter. Though the foliage is still bright with colors, the temperatures have dropped so that it is safe to say winter has arrived to Tokyo.
The country is still in an electricity-saving mode but Christmas illuminations have been turned on and the city is bright at night. Shinjuku and Roppongi; Marunouchi and Tokyo Station; Ginza and Shibuya – all the districts sparkle and glitter in their Christmas attire, the lights more numerous and gorgeous than ever before. The festive mood is building up and it is easy to think that miracles might really happen. Some day.
In order to keep pace with the season, I made some Christmas soaps several weeks ago.
For this one I used pink kaolin and mulberry leaf extract. It looks quite simple and it makes me remember the Christmases I spent back in my country. All of them were quite though full of warmth and expectations for the coming New Year. The simple traditional dishes were always made and served with a lot of care, much appreciated by every member of the family.
The next soap is somehow reminiscent of Tokyo at present. Though we seldom get snow here, millions of tiny lights are telling us that Christmas is coming. I know that I should have used the golden sugar for a cake or something similar but what do you expect from a person who loves making soap and thinks that soap is much more enjoyable than cakes?
I used white kaolin to create two different shades of white for the marble.
And the last one has been too soft to take out of the mold so I have left it as it is.
Have a warm and sunny day!