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Weekly Shiritori #47

Weekly Shiritori #47

Last week’s post was about Amanohashidate (あまのはしだて / 天橋立), so this week I need to start with て (te). A big thank you to everyone who joined in and played the game, especially ZoomingJapan with Tenoji (天王寺) in Osaka, Tenkawa (天川) in Nara and tempura (天ぷら), JayDee also with Tennoji in Osaka (and Tennoji Park), tengu (天狗), which are supernatural creatures, and Tennou (天皇), which … Continue reading

Events in Japan: Festivals

Whenever I hear that someone is going to Japan I get so excited for them and want to share advice about all the wonderful things to do there. One thing I would recommend to all visitors is to try to check out a festival (matsuri/祭り) while you’re there. All throughout the year there are various … Continue reading

Oni Matsuri (鬼祭り)

Do you remember last February, when I went to a random demon festival and got myself covered in white flour? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Certainly doesn’t sound like something you would want to do twice, does it? Well… a-hem… I went back for more today. Toyohashi’s “Oni Matsuri” (鬼祭り), or “demon festival”, is an annual … Continue reading

Toyohashi: old and new

Since I’ve been in Japan, I’ve been lucky enough to have been “adopted” into a wonderful family, who I’ve had many adventures with. Today, I was invited to Toyohashi for a little pre-birthday lunch. One of Toyohashi’s specialties is dengaku.  Dengaku, which I adore, is grilled tofu with miso paste. It’s simple, traditional and vegetarian! … Continue reading

Oni Matsuri (鬼祭り), Toyohashi

Today is National Foundation Day (建国記念の日, kenkoku kinen-no-hi) in Japan.  What does that mean?  It means I had the day off work, that’s what! 😉 So, what’s a girl to do when she gets a bonus day off work?  Well, this girl went to a demon festival… Every year, since the Heian period (794 – … Continue reading