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Momiji (紅葉)

Three weeks ago, my Momiji (Bonsai) started to show its TRUE colors. Since then, I’ve been taking pictures of it periodically, as the leaves rapidly grow.

桜祭り・Cherry Blossom Festival

In San Francisco, we have our annual tradition of celebrating Cherry Blossom Festival.  Last year the Grand Marshal for the parade was Teruhiko Saigo (a famous Japanese singer/actor).  45 more words

San Francisco

Only Japan: People Feel Very Safe

I am starting a series of things that are uniquely Japanese. And I guess this one should be the first on my list:

Only in Japan can you see people feel very safe and secured. 52 more words

Touring Japan

Because Being "Kawaii" is so in Right Now

Oh Avril… please do us all a favor and just go back to singing about skater boys.

Avril Lavigne is back and released a new single titled “Hello Kitty.” If that doesn’t already make you somewhat cringe, just listen to the first four seconds of the song where she totally butchers the Japanese language and made people worldwide unanimously go “SMH.” 358 more words

Ally's Awesome Advice


It may vary depending on the school, but tabidansu and sukigigama are often used around April.  Sukigigama is a type of pot that does not use… 89 more words

San Francisco

Press Release: HYPER JAPAN 2014

The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment and technology returns this year with an even greater selection of exhibitors, workshops, guests, performers and much more, in what will be the 6th HYPER JAPAN! 646 more words


Paschal greetings

When I was in college, I once had a classmate comment about how in Norway, they use the same word for Easter as for Passover, because Easter is the Christian Passover. 458 more words