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Crash Course: Tanuki

My husband is a big knickknack collector. Somewhere in a storage unit in California, there are way too many boxes of snow globes, Eiffel Tower key chains, Russian matryoshka dolls and dozens of mini flags (with stands of course) from our many and varied travels. 466 more words

Uncover Japan

TANUKI

“Omakase” means chef’s choice — is there a better idea then to leave fate up to the hands of strangers while sampling from an extensive list of sake and whiskeys for the night? 605 more words

Food

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun – 09

Chiyo and Nozaki forget their umbrellas during a 100% chance of rain day. Bored, the couple considers various manga scenarios for rainy days. Nozaki attempts to ‘spin’ the manga cliche of walking home together under a coat, but fails miserably. 416 more words

Anime Reviews

Tama River Folktales

I took my cousin to the library the other day when she came to visit (because I know a good time) and stumbled on this book: Tama River Folktales by Sakuhira Ishii, Arimine Shoten Publishing, 1976. 1,299 more words

Topical

Tales from an Elderly Woman from Ome

Main Reference: Tama River Folktales by Sakuhira Ishii, Arimine Shoten Publishing, 1976

Evidently, the author of the book above found a very old woman in a tea shop in the 1970s and got the following tales from her. 812 more words

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Leaf Hats

Today’s podcast is all about leaf hats!

Okay, so they’re not really “hats,” but I didn’t know what to call them. I’m talking about when an anime character wears a leaf on their head. 148 more words

Culture

5. Tanuki Sushi and Sake Bar

In celebration of Auckland Restaurant Month, I will be posting 31 quick-fire reviews on 31 restaurants and cafes in the Auckland CBD and city fringe. 246 more words

Auckland