Seasonal

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!
2014.08.23
The shaved ice flavored with green tea syrup and decorated with red beans paste and rice cakes, “Akafuku-gohri”
“Akafuku-mochi” which is made as decorations for the shaved ice is on the “Akafuku-gohri” In th
2014.08.16
“katori-Senko,” a necessity for summers in Japan and a great souvenir.
Enjoy the summertime with an original product of Japan to protect yourself from mosquitos. Duri
2014.08.13
The refreshing sound of the Wind Chimes in Japan
In Japan, people often listen to the peaceful melodies of wind chimes to sooth their mind and help t
2014.08.09
"Obon" is a regular midsummer event for families to welcome and hold a memorial service for the spirits of their ancestors.
During obon, it is extremely crowded anywhere you go in Japan! Every year, for the few days befo
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
2014.07.24
Shaved Ice, It is recommended in the hot summer
A necessity for the hot Japanese Summers Found just about everywhere in Japan during the su
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