September

Observe the Autumn Full Moon With a Japanese Moon-Shaped Dessert

In Japan, the month of September used to be known by the name Nagatsuki (長月) in the kyuureki (旧暦) or the old lunar calendar. Subsequently, with the adoption of the Western calendar, the same name was thus used for the 9th month in the new calendar system. There are a number of theories as to…

Have you ever seen those red flowers crowning the green grass?

In Japan, there is one kind of flower that seems to sprout from nowhere, wild and seems to be no owner. Its striking beauty seems to beckon the passers-by to come close. Up close, it’s bizarrely-shaped petals which look like spider legs, fuel the curious mind and imagination. Some call it “yureeibana”, a flower that…