July

Make Your Wishes Come True with the Kikkouden Wagashi (Japanese Dessert) Set!

July typically marks the end of the rainy season and the official entry into the sweltering summer season. In the old calendar (kyuureki), July is known as fumizuki or fuzuki which can be written using the same kanji characters i.e. 文月. As to how this name came about, this is said to be related to…

A Full Account of Climbing Mt. Fuji in July

Our team of five like-minded people were on a quest to scale this beast of a volcano, Known widely as Mt.Fuji, which last erupted in 1707. There was talk on the grapevine that it was getting tickled and awakened by Mother Nature to fight the evil humans who were destroying and exploiting the earth, so…

July is Coming and So is Japan’s Annual Star Festival all About Love and the Universe!

July is fast approaching! So, what’s interesting in July? Aside from the fact that it’s my mother’s, my cousin’s, my niece’s and my uncle’s birthdays (which you really don’t actually care about), it’s also America’s Independence Day (July 4th), which you may not be interested in either. What is fun and interesting, though, is getting…

Eisa Dance Fesitval in Shinjuku, Tokyo

What is Eisa Festival? Eisa (エイサ) is a dance festival from Okinawa that is generally performed in late-July (the latest festival held on July 26) or at the end of Obon holidays to honor the ancestors and thank them. This festival is usually performed by young men and women that dance along the street accompanied…