It’s already December, and in a few days, the hago ita will come out of the closet and go on display. The hago ita is part of hatsu shogatsu, how babies celebrate the New Year in Japan.
Winter is an amazing time to immerse yourself in the culture and history of Japan. Whether you’re an expat or just visiting, here are 7 exciting things to do in Japan this winter.
This post is a detailed look at the renrakucho (連絡帳 | “communication notebook”), the primary means of communication between parents and daycare, kindergarten, and elementary school teachers in Japan.
Around this time last year, I was eagerly preparing for baby’s first Christmas, hajimete no kurisumasu (初めてのクリスマス | first Christmas) in Japan. This year, we’ll be in the States for “authentic” festivities, but here’s how we celebrated last year.
The Raxy November 2018 beauty box has arrived and it’s a SK-II skincare set! I’m completely new to SK-II products so it’s awesome (and unreal) that I get a trial set for the price of one Raxy monthly subscription.
We’re gearing up for winter in the Kanto region, with some areas already experiencing the first snowfall of the season. (Incidentally, we missed the first snowfall in Sapporo by just a few days!) To get ready, I’m sharing my 5 winter fashion essentials for mamas – enjoy!
I recently spent the weekend in Hokkaido (Sapporo, Otaru, and Asahiyama Zoo) with my little monster. My trip was inspired by the charming lovelykidjapan channel on Youtube hosted by Slovakian mom Tina. And, it was my second visit to the capital of Japan’s northern frontier. Here’s how it all went down.
Have you gotten your fall foliage fix yet? Last weekend’s Tokyo day trip took little Kaiju and me to Inokashira Sports Land, mini theme park inside Inside Inokashira Park Zoo.
Normally I don’t write (deeply) personal things here on Baby Kaiju. The theme, tone, and focus of this blog has evolved since I started it last May. I want Baby Kaiju to be a resource, and not a journal where I collect my thoughts. However…
Time to make the most of the gorgeous fall weather in Tokyo before the temperatures really start to drop. Here are 10 fun things to do in Tokyo with a toddler, based on past outings with my little Kaiju (monster).