Life&Language

october
2015.09.25
Customs for October
Sunday, October 1st, 2017: Seasonal change of clothing This custom started around the 8th Century
Customs for September
2015.08.31
Customs for September
Tue, 1 September: Disaster drill day This day was established to raise awareness for disasters by
2015.07.27
Customs for August
Sat, 1st August: Hassaku This old custom is also called “Ta-no-mi-no-sekku”and its for giving the
2015.07.06
Seasonal customs for July
Wed, 1st July: “Yamabiraki” or the opening of a mountain to climbers. This is the first day of th
bath time
2015.05.20
'Ofuro,' The Japanese bath for relaxation in the bathroom
Very popular in Japanese bathrooms, the bathtub Japanese people usually take baths at night befor
2015.03.25
Please check the page if you’d like to learn more about “Japanese side dishes for rice.”
What goes together well with a bowl of rice? The side dish for a bowl of rice in Japanese is,“Gohan
2015.03.18
Family of Fingers! What do you call each finger of the hand?
Names Originate from Size or Usage Sorry for the sudden question, but what do they call the ind
2014.09.12
It's a beautiful city wherever you go!
A high awareness for recycling is beautifying our neighborhood. When I first came to Japan, some
2014.09.09
They neatly form a line, especially when it's crowded.
We stand in line, it’s not because we like doing it but this is manner Every morning in the larg
2014.08.26
It's so much more than just convenient! The Japanese convenience store is always evolving.
You can buy that at a convenience store?! It's just like the food at a fancy restaurant. Desserts
2014.08.25
Scoop and slurp! Nagashi Somen.
Just scoop up and slurp down the noodles as they flow towards you on the slide!
2014.08.05
You can enjoy an invigorating workout with the local children. “Radio Broadcast Calisthenics”
How about waking up early and joining a local radio exercise class to invigorate yourself? The
2014.08.02
”Watermelon splitting”, a popular game in Japan
Can you split a watermelon with a stick blindfolded? During summers in Japan, watermelon is a f
2014.08.01
A beautiful surprise when opening a lunch box, “Chara-ben” is too pretty to eat!
it's me Mario! / MIKI Yoshihito (´・ω・) A beautiful surprise when opening a Japanese lunch box.
2014.07.26
Summer’s here and it’s time for beer! Welcome to beer gardens in Japan.
Let’s have a nice cold beer to beat the summer heat.