November

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Crab Season in Kansai

Jan 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Since the month of December tends to be the busiest and most plentiful for crabs, it’s no wonder that the winter month boasts a delicious spike in availability for the...[ Click to read more ]

Santa and Friends Nagoya -Caring for Nagoya’s Orphans

Nov 25, 2018 By Ray Proper

[spacer height="10px"] Santa and Friends Nagoya has been caring for Nagoya's orphans, and providing an opportunity for people to participate in volunteer activities and make friends in Nagoya for 9...[ Click to read more ]

Fall and Winter Festivals in Tokyo

Oct 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Just because the leaves are golden (or gone), and the temperature has fallen, doesn’t mean the festival numbers have gone down along with it. As always, you’ll be able to...[ Click to read more ]

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Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Nagoya to be celebrate the third Thursday of November in quite the same...[ Click to read more ]

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 ‘ebisugao’ for a smiling face) Ebisu is the god of...[ 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 ancient notions of purification and renewal, continue to draw people...[ 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 the tenth lunar month (the month of the boar), Inoko...[ 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 to get outdoors to live in the moment of the...[ Click to read more ]

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 this heightened awareness of seasonal beauty is complemented nicely by...[ 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 Tokyo on the third Thursday of November. In most parts...[ Click to read more ]

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