The book is about Japanese Snacks. I think snacks are a great way to look at people and cultures. I also think that snacks may have different meanings for different people so I expect to get a lot of criticism about what I feel is a snack and what isn’t. After all I’m sitting here eating Macaroni Salad and I would say that it’s a meal, mainly because I’m eating it at 12:30 pm. If I was eating this at 3 pm and I had eaten lunch then I would call it a snack.
The book however will not feature any Macaroni salad. For the purposes of the book I looked at snacks as being smaller treats, sometimes salty often sweet. Maybe something you might find these treats in your back pocket on in your knapsack. I guess it’s kind of hard to explain but I knew these snacks when I saw them and you could argue all you want.
I also decided to make this book all about the visual aspects of these snacks. The photography is really going to be the key thing I’m going to focus on. I love the visual side of candy, snacks, and pretty much all foods.