2013  Jun 15th ´

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The Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

When you ask foreign tourists what they want to see in Kansai, it’s mostly Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. Wakayama (...)

2013  Jan 19th ´

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Shogatsu: Japanese New Year’s Day

It’s January. A new year has just started here in Japan. After the busy time in December (cleaning, cooking, (...)

2012  Dec 20th ´

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Omisoka: Japanese New Year’s Eve

Around this time of the year Japanese people are busy with various things. Christmas is not what keeps them (...)

2012  Oct 17th ´

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Osorezan: Mt. Osore (Shimokita Peninsula)

After visiting Ne Castle in Hachinohe in the early morning I rushed to my train to get to the (...)

2012  May 31st ´

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Omikuji: Fortune-telling paper strips

In the last Wiki entry I introduced “ema” (Japanese wooden wishing plaques). Today I want to explain about another (...)

2012  May 21st ´

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Ema: Wooden Wishing Plaques

Today I want to introduce “Ema” (絵馬) – wooden wishing plaques of Japanese shrines. I’m sure most of you (...)

2012  Feb 5th ´

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Takachiho (Miyazaki, Kyushu)

Hello. Today I want to share yet another travel experience during my winter vacation in Kyushu! It was the (...)

2011  Dec 17th ´

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Year of the Tiger figures

As we’re approaching the end of the year, it’s time to stock up on items for the new year (...)

2011  Nov 21st ´

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12 Japanese zodiac figures

Today I want to introduce another treasure of mine: Figures of all 12 Japanese zodiac animals Actually, the title (...)