Seasonal

2014.10.15
A vast golden carpet, the Sengokuhara Japanese “Pampas Grass Field in Hakone”
Japanese pampas grass, a symbol of autumn in Japan nears its peak viewing season In Japan,
2014.09.10
Let's listen to the “voices of the insects” and enjoy Japan's rich nature and soul.
■The Japanese feel that insects, also have a “voice.” As autumn draws near, you can start to hea
2014.09.03
“Otsukimi,” appreciate and pray to the beautiful moon in autumn for a good harvest.
On a cool autumn night, look up to the sky and appreciate the beautiful moon. Autumn is the best
2014.08.27
They go well with alcohol and with sweets – the healthy “edamame” (green soybeans) are now popular all over the world!
“Beer and edamame” are the quintessential combination of the Japanese summer. Can you find "edam
2014.08.25
Scoop and slurp! Nagashi Somen.
Just scoop up and slurp down the noodles as they flow towards you on the slide!
2014.08.16
3 Typical Souvenirs of the Japanese Summer
Are you looking for a gift? Something not too heavy and reasonably priced? Here are three traditiona
2014.08.09
7 Japanese traditions for "Obon", honoring the spirits of the ancestors
Very much like the New Year, Obon is a very important familial event in Japan. Here are a few custom
2014.08.07
Reduce the temperature by two degrees just by sprinkling water? A traditional piece of cooling wisdom.
“Uchimizu,” an environmentally friendly method for spending the hot summer more comfortably. Wh
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
2014.07.26
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.
2014.07.25
Ochugen, The gift of summer
Japanese custom calls for the giving of gifts twice a year to someone who is taking care of you. T
2014.07.22
Introduction of festivals held in July and August (Fukushima,Yamagata,Miyagi).
“Soma-Nomaoi festival” Hot summer festivals in the northlands! Let’s go and enjoy festivals tha