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Weekly Shiritori #23

Weekly Shiritori #23

Last week’s post was about Shinjuku (しんじゅく / 新宿), so this week I need to start with  く (ku). Thank you all for your suggestions: ラマタ with Kurisumasu (クリスマス / Christmas), japanaustralia with kutsu (くつ / shoes), kuma (くま / bear) or kumo (くも / cloud), and zoomingjapan with Ku-ru bizu (クールビズ / Cool Biz). They were all great suggestions! I … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: W is for…

It’s A-Z of Japan time again, and this week I’ve been wondering what W should stand for. I thought about all of the wonderful World Heritage Sites in Japan, but I’ve only visited a handful of them. I also thought about the concept of wabi-sabi (侘寂), but it’s not something I know much about. Then I … 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

My new favourite Japanese dish…

This is my new favourite Japanese dish to cook at home.  Its called oshiruko (お汁粉), and I put mochi in it too.  It’s sooooo easy to make! You just buy a can of red beans from the supermarket – something like this… Then you pour the contents of the can into a saucepan.  Add the … Continue reading