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A to Wa of Japan: Week 35

A to Wa of Japan: Week 35

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  む (mu) and we looked at Murasaki Shikibu (紫 式部).This week we are looking at things beginning with め (me). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested Meguro (目黒 / an area of Tokyo), and mentaiko (明太子 / … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 34

A to Wa of Japan: Week 34

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  み (mi) and we looked at Miyajima (宮島).This week we are looking at things beginning with む (mu). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Jay Dee suggested Musashi (武蔵国 / an old province that is now Tokyo, part of … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 33

A to Wa of Japan: Week 33

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ま (ma) and we looked at Mamachari ( ママチャリ).This week we are looking at things beginning with み (mi). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested Mishima Yukiko (三島由紀夫 / an author), Miura-hanto (三浦半島 / a peninsula located … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 32

A to Wa of Japan: Week 32

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ほ (ho) and we looked at Horyuji (法隆寺).This week we are looking at things beginning with ま (ma). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Matsumoto Castle (松本城 / a castle in Nagano Prefecture), Magome (馬籠宿 / … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 31

A to Wa of Japan: Week 31

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  へ (he) and we looked at Heian Jingu (平安神宮).This week we are looking at things beginning with ほ (ho). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Chika Falconer suggested Hokkaido (北海道 / Japan’s north island), Horyuji (法隆寺 / … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 30

A to Wa of Japan: Week 30

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again (a little early this week as I’ll be Hyper Japan-ing all weekend)! Last week’s post was about things beginning with ふ (fu) and we looked at Fukuoka (福岡).This week we are looking at things beginning with へ (he). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 29

A to Wa of Japan: Week 29

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with ひ (hi) and we looked at hitsumabushi (櫃まぶし).This week we are looking at things beginning with ふ (fu). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Fuji-san (富士山 / Mount Fuji), fugu (フグ / blowfish), furin (風鈴 … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 28

A to Wa of Japan: Week 28

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with は (ha) and we looked at Hakone (箱根). This week we are looking at things beginning with ひ (hi). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Hinamatsuri (雛祭り / Doll’s or Girl’s Day), Himure Hachimangu (日牟禮八幡宮 / a shrine in Shiga … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 27

A to Wa of Japan: Week 27

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with の (no) and we looked at Nokogiriyama (鋸山). This week we are looking at things beginning with は (ha). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested Hamamatsu (浜松 / a city in Shizuoka Prefecture), Hakodate (函館 / a city … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 26

A to Wa of Japan: Week 26

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with ね (ne) and we looked at the Nebuta Matsuri (ねぶた祭り). This week we are looking at things beginning with の (no). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested Nobunaga Oda (織田 信長 / daimyo and initiator of the unification of Japan,  1534 … Continue reading