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Sep-Oct 2022 Japan Swag Giveaway:
Attack Cats Limited Edition Capsule Toys
This month’s giveaway is a set of SIX limited edition Attack Cat capsule toys. I deploy mine whenever there’s a resource that needs guarding with style—as you can see, once you own a set, you won’t know how you managed without them….read more
Why, Japan, Why?: Haiku that capture the small embarrassments and ironies of modern life
Elderly uncle buying sake.
Do I really have to
Check his ID?
The Thing I Learned Today: What’s the most Japanese thing you can ever do? Go on a bus tour
Since Japan “opened” its borders again in June of 2022, the only tourists who have been allowed into Japan are those on government-approved guided tours. So perhaps you’ve been wondering…what’s it really like to go on a bus tour? Lucky for you, I took one for the team, so you don’t have to!…read more
Seasonal Secret: Let’s watch an epic pagoda parade light up the night!
What better way to spend a fine fall evening than watching scores of five-tier pagodas parade down the street, all lit up and festooned with garlands of paper flowers? For over seven hundred years, the festival of 10,000 lanterns known as oeshiki ikegami has been happening every October at the…read more
Japanese Home Cooking: Nutty Noodles
These savory noodles are deeply satisfying, even though they are made from only five ingredients. Walnuts give them a deep autumnal flavor that feels just right for the season, and although they’re a very traditional Japanese dish, everybody loves them…read more
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