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Hiroshima’s Ebisuko Festival 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Across Japan, Ebisu is one of Shinto’s most popular deities. Deaf and lame, and always laughing (hence the Japanese term...[ Click to read more ]

Firewalking at Miyajima 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Japan has a slew of fire rituals, the most famous of which being Kyoto’s famous Daimonji Festival. These festivals, leveraging...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Grand Inoko Festival

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Inoko Festivals are a familiar feature of autumn across western Japan. With roots in ancient Chinese harvest festivals celebrated in...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Kobe

Oct 29, 2018 By Admin

Viewing the changing colors of fall leaves or foliage, called koyo in Japanese, is autumn's answer to spring's more famous cherry blossom viewing; a traditional opportunity...[ Click to read more ]

Apps for Learning and Using Japanese

Oct 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Living in Japan means having to some extent assimilating to one of the most complex language systems mankind has devised, or...[ Click to read more ]

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Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

One great thing about Japan is that the splendor of all four seasons can be appreciated wherever you live. And...[ Click to read more ]

Get the Seishun 18 Kippu and See Japan on the Cheap!

Oct 26, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

If there is one thing that Japan does well it is train travel. While the locals take it for granted...[ Click to read more ]

Talking Turkey – Thanksgiving Dinner in Tokyo 2018

Oct 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

[spacer height="1px"] Let's face it: Thanksgiving is purely a North American holiday, meaning we shouldn't expect much fanfare here in...[ Click to read more ]

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Mailing Christmas Gifts Home from Japan

Oct 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

The first of November in Japan is marked by a noticeable drop in temperature and the sudden appearance of decorations...[ Click to read more ]

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Koyo, or Fall Colors in Hiroshima

Oct 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

The Japanese are proud of the four distinct seasons Japan offers and very conscience of the changing of the seasons...[ Click to read more ]