I, Michiko Suzuki, was always attracted to nature. Perhaps that was because I was brought up in the mountainous area. One day, I had a Eureka moment; I suddenly realised that a landscape is a mirror of who we are. The awe feeling urged me to share my discovery.
I am sure some of the readers, in their childhood, were on a hunt of beautiful rocks and pebbles and then got tempted to put a stone in their mouths. It somehow looked edible and delicious, but only to find that it was just another stone. If you share a similar experience, then you will understand my logical shift from 'tasty stone' to 'tasty geological landscape'. Let me remind you. The idea isn’t new. Many Japanese traditional sweets recreate seasonal landscape. The way how we express our appreciation towards the nature is deeply imbedded in our culture that we feel natural about depicting landscapes in edible forms.
However, it was not as easy as it sounds. To appreciate geographical landscape, it requires some knowledge. That was how my idea for recreation of geographical landscapes came about. If visitors can travel to geosites with a sample image and small guide, then it helps visitors understand the landscape deeper. When the sample is edible, I am sure it makes a sense so 'tastefully'.
I hope you are now tempted to get geogashi. Once you have got it, you are ready to explore the Earth!
Let's go out with a geo-confectioner!