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Onigashima, the Demon Island from Momotaro

What is Onigashima? Momotaro and his friends The most famous old tale among the Japanese is most likely Momotaro (桃太郎 in Japanese). The summary of the story is as follows : “A boy, who was born from a peach and came from an upstream, was named Momotaro. When he grows up, he takes some Kibidango…

Mochinage, Japanese cake-throwing tradition

Mochinage (餅投げ, also called Mochimaki, 餅撒き in Japanese) is a Japanese traditional event in which one throws Mochi (rice cake, 餅 in Japanese) for those who got together on religious occasions (Shintoism), such as the ceremony of putting up the ridge beam of a new house. (Muneage 棟上げ, or Jotoshiki 上棟式 in Japanese). This tradition,…

Heading to Tokyo? Try the City’s Favorite Dish, Monjayaki!

Are you planning to visit Tokyo? If so please check this out! Monjayaki (もんじゃ焼き) is Japanese traditional food which is pretty famous especially in the Shitamachi districts such as Tsukishima (月島), Asakusa (浅草) and so on. Asakusa Access Tsukishima Access However, the ways to cook Monjayaki are different depending on the Monjayaki restaurants. Today I’m…