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What is the ShichiGoSan Ceremony?

Nov 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Traditionally held on November 15, the Shichigosan (七五三, literally 7-5-3) ceremony is a rite that originated around 750 AD in...[ Click to read more ]

Sell Your Used Stuff on Mercari

Nov 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Japanese accommodations are notoriously small for my American hoarding habits, and I occasionally draw the ire of my wife and...[ Click to read more ]

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Buying a Christmas Tree in Nagoya 2019

Nov 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

If you are in the market for a Christmas Tree to liven up your holiday season you with trim and presents,...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Nagoya

Nov 21, 2019 By Ray Proper

Nagoya has very good food, and there are a lot of options available to you on a day to day...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper & Lights in Hiroshima

Nov 20, 2019 By Admin

With Christmas fast approaching, thoughts turn to presents and brightening up the home with a few decorations. If you haven't...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Kobe

Nov 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without that celebratory festive meal – turkey, roast potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mince pies and all...[ Click to read more ]

Yokogawa: The Old Hiroshima Neighborhood

Nov 20, 2019 By Admin

Yokogawa, in the west of Hiroshima, has been my neighborhood since 2014. I was introduced to it via a friend...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper & Lights in Kobe

Nov 19, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With Christmas fast approaching, thoughts turn to presents and brightening up the home with a few decorations. If you haven't...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Illumination in Kansai

Nov 19, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Don’t let the cold stop you from heading outside as there are beautiful displays of holiday lights throughout the Kansai...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Christmas Trees in Kobe 2019

Nov 18, 2019 By Admin

You won't see a Christmas tree through the window of every home in Japan, but they are growing in popularity...[ Click to read more ]