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.
Category: Life in Japan
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.
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…
英語で美容について話しましょう！ I love to be adventurous when it comes to skincare and cosmetics, but it certainly helps when you know what you’re putting on your face! If you’re curious to expand your Japanese beauty’s vocabulary, this post is for you! It’s a cheat sheet that’s all about how to talk about cosmetics and skin care products in Japanese.
Last weekend we went to Ibaraki to visit the inlaws. Among the many treats we got from my father-in-law’s garen were kabocha or Japanese pumpkins, which I used to make kabocha no nimino (simmered pumpkin). This led me to think about all the fun fall foods that are coming this way. Here are 5 super easy Japanese recipes for fall that are perfect when you don’t know what to cook for dinner.
While certain aspects of life in Japan may leave you lost in translation, it’s practically a guarantee that you will have success when it comes to finding lost stuff.
When it comes to life in Japan preparing for natural disasters is something that is always on my mind.
Today’s beauty post is a bit different than others on the blog. I want to share a bit about my life in Japan as a black woman, and how I deal with a delicate topic: Natural hair.
Obon (お盆), a week-long holiday held in the middle of August, is a time for Japanese people to return to their hometowns and pay respects to relatives and ancestors. This Obon, as with every summer since getting married, I will be spending my time in a coastal town in Ibaraki with my in-laws. Today, I’ll be sharing a few snippets of life in Japan – the dos and don’ts of Obon.
Summer in Japan means three things: beaches, matsuri, and fireworks. We’ve already gotten out beach fix with our trip to Isshiki Kaigan (with more beach time to come when we visit the in-laws in Ibaraki in a few weeks.) Next on our summer to-do list is attend a few matsuri, starting with my favorite, the Edogawa Goldfish Matsuri.