Category Archives: Japanese Festivals and Fun

Golden Week

In Japan, uniformity is the rule. Even holidays are generally uniform. Everyone is off at the same time clogging the roads and attractions which have to make most of their money during those few peak times and then they sit … Continue reading

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No Eggs in Here

We celebrated Easter yesterday. I know we are a month behind but as a small business owner in Japan I don’t want to put anything else on my plate in March! As long as I live here Easter will likely … Continue reading

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Inspiration

I spoke to someone yesterday who actually reads my blog. I was surprised since I thought that this was pretty much a dead blog and was thinking to delete it. I was inspired to write again. Life in this country … Continue reading

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Happy 2011!

Every year, I celebrate the new Year Japanese style now. All night parties and smooching at midnight are far behind me. New Year in Japan is a more solemn family occasion. I wrote in this in more detail way back … Continue reading

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Happy 2010

I felt very Japanese this New Year’s. Well okay, I wasn’t totally Japanese because I actually had 12 days off. We had absolutely no plans to go anywhere in particular and this year is the start of many where ALL … Continue reading

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Setsubun

We celebrated Setsubun last night. Ironically, it's the mark of the arrival of spring but we woke up to snow this morning. Anyway…    Setsubun is a time when you say, "Evil out! Happiness in" and you throw beans at … Continue reading

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Turning Japanese…

I am writing this with a toddler hanging onto one knee… As my “Millenium” post covered the Japanese New Year in more detail I will leave this post to this year’s observations and doings only. When I was a teenager, … Continue reading

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