Lantern Obon

What is Obon? History and Wish contained in Bon Odori

In summer, people get summer vacation in the middle of August. It also falls on Obon. Bon dancing, or Bon…

Suikawari (Watermelon Splitting)

Watermelon Smashing Suikawari: Origin and Unique Rule

Suika is Watermelon in Japanese. Many people in Japan imagine this Suika as one of the summer features. And I…

BOOK AND BED TOKYO

Top 3 Unique Manga Kissa in Tokyo

Have you ever been to Managa kissa? As for me, yes yesterday I went to Manga kissa at midnight and…

Japanese Coins

Meaning of My Treat

Which sides are you on? Treat or being treated? When it comes to a date, I think more than half…

Nebuta Matsuri at Nakanobu shopping district in Tokyo

Join Nebuta Matsuri Festival in Tokyo

Source : Nakanobu Skip Road Nakanobu Shopping Street Nebuta Festival or Nebuta Matsuri that is held in summer is very…

Tanuki

What is a Tanuki?

Source : Ebisu Journal Tanuki means raccoon dog in English. It lives all over Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa Prefecture….

Wabi Sabi

Definition of Wabi Sabi

Even to Japanese, it is difficult to explain the definite meaning of Wabi Sabi. I am not an exception, either….

Five Needle Pine

The 8th World Bonsai Convention, Saitama City in 2017 Summary

To my surprise, I could enjoy beautiful Bonsai and Karesansui or traditional rock garden even in front of Saitama-Shintoshin station….

Cat of Aoshima

Cat island Aoshima and Tashirojima

There are some cat islands in Japan. Literally, many cats live in these islands. As long as I know the…

Weeping Cherry Tree in Rikugien

Cherry Blossom Festivals Tokyo 2017

First Sakura or cherry blossom unfolded its bud and came into blossom on 21 March in Tokyo this year 2017….

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