November

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 ]

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 and music in public spaces with Christmas themes. In our...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Marathon 2017

Nov 01, 2017 By Admin

The general public is free to participate in this foot race presented in Kobe. Some 20,000 people take part in this race, which is time-limited to 7 hours. The foot...[ Click to read more ]

Storing Seasonal Tires at Home in Japan

May 30, 2017 By

So you got your tires rotated to either put on or take off those winter tires for the season, but now… what do you do with this pile of tires?...[ Click to read more ]

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Shorter Days + Cooler Weather = Momijigari

Oct 25, 2016 By Justin Hanus

There is only a relatively small band of latitudes across planet earth where the chlorophyll in the leaves of deciduous trees breaks down when the daylight shortens in the fall...[ Click to read more ]

It’s Fall in Japan; Time to get Nutty about Chestnuts

Oct 24, 2016 By Justin Hanus

For many folks autumn in Japan means chestnuts. Asia is known as both the largest producer and the largest consumer of chestnuts in the world. Scientists studying the remains of...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Meshi Expo

Oct 20, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

In Japan, the cuisine of a local region is something of which to be particularly - sometimes fiercely - proud, and Nagoya is no exception to this. Nagoya food (Nagoya...[ Click to read more ]

Kanazawa Castle Park in Ishikawa Prefecture

Sep 13, 2011 By Ray Proper

Kanazawa Castle Kanazawa Castle is a large castle in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan that has been lovingly restored. Located adjacent to the celebrated Kenroku-en Garden, which once formed the castle's...[ Click to read more ]

Fall Colors at the Higashiyama Zoo

Oct 27, 2010 By Ray Proper

If you have ever been to the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens you are well aware that it has many green spaces and trees. If you are looking for a...[ Click to read more ]