2015 December

Get Dirty at These 2 Festivals in Japan!

Japan is famous for its many festivals, with some being more colorful than others. Think of the penis festival, the festival where sumo wrestlers try to make babies cry and the festival with thousands of lit lanterns floating on the river. But have you ever thought of joining a very messy festival in Japan? Some…

Kanda Matsuri – Ancient Traditional Festival in the Middle of Tokyo

One of the largest festivals in Japan and three biggest festivals in Tokyo is held in Kanda, a district in the city of Tokyo. It is only held in years ending in odd numbers and always in the middle of May. The festival highlights a daylong parade involving over 200 portable Shinto shrines (mikoshi). History…

Niseko United: A Fantastic Website in English to Help You Navigate Niseko!

Niseko is the coveted land of snow sports and relaxation. Perfect powder snow, amazing accommodations, and wonderful food. Although there are a variety of places to stay and ski, it can be difficult to choose which one is best for you and your needs. Thankfully, this website will help you out. Full English support, amazing…

Don’t Miss the Traditional Hachinohe Enburi Festival in February!

The Hachinohe Enburi festival signals the arrival of spring in Japan and is held in the city of Hachinohe, Aomori. The festival occurs annually for 3 days, from February 17-20. Also, enburi is believed to have originated from the Japanese word “eburi” which is a farm tool that dancers carried in the old days during…

Try a Fun Yaminabe ’Pot Luck’ Dinner this Winter if you Dare!

Nabemono or its more common abbreviation, nabe, refers to a variety of hot pot dishes. Among the varieties of nabe include sukiyaki, oden, yosenabe, and shabu-shabu. tabelog.com/ As for yaminabe, it simply refers to cooking and eating nabe in the dark as yami means dark. Yaminabe party thailand.fun-japan.jp/ Yaminabe parties are popular during winter. It…

Japan’s Newest Pork–Broth Ramen Soup Candies – Yay or Nay?!

Are you more into savory or sweet food? If you are one of those who prefer savory food, you may find it difficult to resist snacks which you can silently chew your boredom away with while at work. nissen.co.jp/ Thankfully, someone in Japan has come up with an idea to produce savory candies which the…

Get to Know the Iconic Characters of Anti-Piracy PSA, No More Eiga Dorobou!

How many times have you heard “Piracy is a crime”? Whether it is during movie previews or your newly purchased movie on Blu-ray, everyone must have encountered this saying at least once in their life. The message is inarguably inevitable, particularly in this age of vast and advanced ICT. Despite the Motion Picture Association’s active…

Delicious Food and Tips on Making the Most of Japanese Festivals in the New Year!

Every season, Japanese people celebrate with tons and tons of festivals. All the themes are different, but they all follow a similar pattern, so here is a basic guideline to get the best out of your experience! 1. Engage in the activities anfsdc.blogspot.jp/ Find out about the games and participate! Even though you may not…
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