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.
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 …
This week, my little Kaiju turned 18 months old! I had so much fun looking through her old photos, so this post is a celebration of this milestone and all the things we’ve achieved together
What Is Hatsu Sekku? To start, we need to look at the Japanese language and brush up on some history. Hatsu (初) means first while sekku (節句) are one of five annual ceremonies of the Japanese imperial court. Most of these celebrations have the roots in China and came to Japan during the Nara Period.