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Hatsumode in Hiroshima – Shrines to Visit for New Years and the Tondo Festival

Dec 26, 2022 By Hugh Cann

There are two main traditions marking the beginning of the new year in Hiroshima. Hatsumōde is the first visit of...[ Click to read more ]

Coffee for Life: Coffee Shops in Hiroshima

Jul 27, 2021 By Hugh Cann

As someone living abroad, I often find myself thinking to things back in my home country and trying to figure...[ Click to read more ]

Teppanyaki in Hiroshima: Showy and Sizzlingly Tasty

Jul 22, 2021 By Hugh Cann

Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine dating back to the post-war period that uses a large iron plate to...[ Click to read more ]

Mt Misen – A Pilgrimage Hike in Hiroshima

Jul 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

As mentioned in earlier posts, there are more hiking experiences in Hiroshima than one might immediately expect. One of the...[ Click to read more ]

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Walk with the Animals, Talk with the Animals…

By Hugh Cann

Look I’m just going to say it. I’m not a fan of zoos and my first visit to Japan and...[ Click to read more ]

Cycling Etajima in Hiroshima’s Seto Inland Sea

By Hugh Cann

Hiroshima faces on to the Seto Inland Sea dotted with islands. The Japanese Aegean? Not quite, but hey, it’s fine...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima’s Onomichi and Tomonoura: Cruise the Inland Sea

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Most residents of Hiroshima have at least heard of Onomichi, if not had the opportunity to visit. Onomichi is a...[ Click to read more ]

Umeshu: A Tangy Plum Liquor and Japanese Tradition

By Hugh Cann

If you live in Japan, you have almost certainly tried, or at least seen, "ume." These hard, reddish, berry-like and...[ Click to read more ]

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Cold Noodles in Hiroshima

By Hugh Cann

Cold noodles are just what the doctor ordered in the sweltering Japanese Summer! Noodles are an essential staple of Japanese cuisine,...[ Click to read more ]

Making Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki

May 28, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Okonomiyaki (o-konomi-yaki) is most easily described as a Japanese savory pancake made from a variety of ingredients that includes shredded...[ Click to read more ]

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