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Weekly Shiritori #44

Weekly Shiritori #44

Last week’s post was about shakuhachi (しゃくはち / 尺八), so this week I need to start with ち (chi). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week – JapanAustralia with Chichibu Tama Kai National Park (秩父多摩甲斐国立公園) which I’m afraid I can’t choose because it ends with ん and Chiri-hama (千里浜), a beach in Hakui famous as Japan’s … Continue reading

Girls just wanna have… mochi!

While browsing in the “depachika” (basement of the department store where all of the cool food is sold) of the Entetsu department store, I came across these cute little “ichigo daifuku” which were coloured and designed especially for Hina-matsuri (March 3rd): “Daifuku” (which means “great luck”) are usually sweet mochi balls filled with red bean paste … Continue reading

Hello, Dolly!

March 3rd is Hina-matsuri (雛祭り/Doll’s Festival) in Japan. Hina-matsuri, also known as “Girl’s Day” is an annual celebration which began in the Heian period. In February families which have daughters display Hina dolls in their homes. The dolls are then taken down straight after the festival. It is said that it’s bad luck to leave … Continue reading

Everything’s pink…

It’s a good job I’m a girl, and I like pink, because right now that seems to be the predominant colour in Japan.  Tomorrow (March 3rd) is Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival/Girl’s Day) in Japan.  I wrote about this festival last year, so I won’t repeat myself too much, except to say that the supermarkets are filled … Continue reading

Hinamatsuri: One for the ladies…

Ladies – happy Girl’s Day! In Japan, today is known as  ‘Hinamatsuri‘ (雛祭り) (Doll’s Festival), or ‘Girl’s Day’.  It is also sometimes known as ‘Momo no sekku’ (Peach Festival) because of the peach blossom season. On this day, families in Japan pray for happiness and success for the girls in their family, and also to … Continue reading