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OTAFUKU \\ St. Mark's Place NYC, NY

WHO: #melmunch

WHAT: okonomiyaki and takoyaki

WHERE: Otafuku– St. Mark’s Place- NY,NY (http://www.otafukuny.com/)

WHEN: snack-time

This is a place #shaochow had been eyeing for weeks/ months. 140 more words


Vintage market finds for my altar

On  Sunday my husband and I spent a lovely time poking around the markets in Greenwich. I made two purchases that I thought would make good additions to my altar: 271 more words

Shinto / Japanese Religion

Manhattan Day Trip - Crepes, Gabriel Macht**, and Japanese Market

I think every New Yorker can agree that we take advantage of the city. I personally walk past the Flatiron building at least once a day for school. 472 more words


Otafuku “good fortune” Noh mask, sketched at Rubin Museum


Setsubun - the day before the beginning of spring in Japan

Today, the 3rd of February is Setsubun, the traditional last day of winter.

From the end of the Edo period, people come to expel their bad luck and many Shrines & Temples host the Setsubun Festival all over Japan. 165 more words

Japanese Culture And Four Seasons

My January-February Altar

Twelfth Night and Kagami-Biraki (the final day of the New Year’s celebrations in Japan) have now passed, so I’ve packed away all the Yule and New Year decorations from my altar and starting them to replace them with items suitable for festivals in February. 280 more words

Rituals & Festivals

Salt Dough Otafuku Mask for Setsubun

Now that the Winter Solstice has passed, I’m already thinking forward to the next Sabbat – Imbolc in February!

As a Shintoist, I plan on celebrating Imbolc together with the Japanese equivalent, Setsubun. 328 more words

Rituals & Festivals