Preserving plastic food from Japan?
When I was in Kappabashi, Tokyo I got a bowl of plastic food--the kind you see in all the restaurant windows in Japan. I've been at a loss on how to best display it.
I remember that my dad had a plastic sundae in the house that basically got ruined when it got dusty because it wasn't washable with water.
Is there anything I can do to keep this amazing creation looking new or must it be displayed under glass? Any suggestions?
I have to laugh because I have always wanted to buy these myself but have never been anywhere where they were for sale.
The only thing I can suggest is maybe washing them on a semi regular basis. A toothbrush would probably help clean the dust out of the grooves. I think the combination grease/dust build-up is what ruins them.
Good luck (me, sitting here enviously of your plastic japanese food...)