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japan news

typhoon NO.6 will hit the Japan

Now typhoon No.6 is reaching Japan.
This is a forecast.
Typhoon No.6
On 11th, Okinawa will have the strong wind.
Osaka…on 12th night
Tokyo…on 13th morning.

please pay attention for further information.

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japan news

Volcanic earthquake increases rapidly in Mt. Hakone

Hakone is very famous for hot spring.
Many tourists not only Japanese but also foreigners visit Hakone.

The scale of the earthquake becomes big, and the Meteorological Agency says that
volcanic activity becomes more active in Mt. Hakone.
Some mountain trails have been already closed.
But the big change is not seen in volcanic activity.

If you have a plan to visit near Mt. Hakone,
please keep attention.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/02/20/national/tiny-hakone-tremors-trigger-fear-not-eruption/#.VUhXCmccTIU

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japan holiday

Children’s day on 5th May

5th May is national holiday as “children’s day”.
This is a celebration for boys.

Boy’s parents display colorful carp banners or samurai helmet.
koinobori
in Japanese “Koinobori”.
This pole is 5-6 meters tall, on windy days, the carps look like swimming in the sky!

kabuto
in Japanese “Kabuto.

Many parents display them hoping that children will grow up with health and happiness.

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japan holiday

Japanese style BBQ

Yesterday was holiday so
I had a barbecue party!
BBQ
Total 2kg beef,poak and chicken! for 8 people!!
But we couldn’t eat all…

ryokuchikoen
Here is “Hattori ryokuchi” in Osaka and huge park and has pool, children’s playground,tennis court and you can enjoy horse back riding!
Some of place can enjoy BBQ.

Before eat…
cheers
Cheers!

BBQ
This is eggplant, pumpkin, shiitake mushroom, beef and wienerwurst.
After eat main BBQ, we start to cook “Yakisoba”.
yakisoba
This is typical japanese style!

We BBQ party lasts from 11:00am to 16:00pm!
In this season is the best to enjoy barbecue.
Awesome!

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japan cuisine

japan cuisine

This is one of my dinner at home.
my dinner

1. Rice with sweet potato and kelp(kombu) and black sesame.
2. Miso soup with onion and sweet potato and leek.
3. Chicken and taro(sticky potato) stew.
4. Beer!

Today was Japanese style.
This is my normal dinner not gorgeous…
All potato!!!
All carbohydrates…

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japan culture

Japanese culture OMIKUJI

Do you know omikuji?
Japanese people like to buy omikuji.
Omikuji can buy in shrines and temples.

omikuji
This is a omikuji.
Omikuji = Draw your fortune.
This paper show my feature!
It helps people make decisions the outcome of future plans.

My total luck is “Great blessing” (大吉 daikichi)!
“Daikichi”(great blessing) is the best, and “Daikyo”(bad luck) is the worst.
And this paper shows about my study,marriage,transfer,health,love…etc.
It’s costs only 100yen(the most of shrines and temples).
When you’ve picked the “Daikyo”, you have to tie it like below.
omikuji
If you draw lucky, you can carry.

Some temples has omikuji written in English,
so let’s try!

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japan holiday

Japan holiday “Golden week”

Everybody says “The Japanese works hard!”
That’s right!
But in this Japan, there are holiday week called “Golden week and silver week”!
In this year,most of companies will close from 2nd May to 6th May.
This is Golden week.

Normally,Working time in Japan is 5 days a week.
Saturday and Sunday is off.

2nd May…Saturday (weekly off)
3rd May…Sunday but Constitution Day (national holiday)
4th May…Greenery Day (national holiday)
5th May…Children’s Day (national holiday)
6th May…a substitute holiday of Constitution day.

Many Japanese go somewhere to travel with family.
Because it is very difficult to get off on normal day.
So there are no chance to travel except this Golden week.
But in this season, it become expensive travel fee, hotel fee…etc.

So you’d better to come to Japan except this holiday.
Because there are many people all over Japan like Easter!!

I have a barbecue on this Golden holiday:-)

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japan culture

national malady pollen allergy

Most Japanese suffers from pollen allergy.
This is the “national malady”.

There are many kinds of pollen allergy,
cedar,cypress,rice, ragweed… and so on.

Especially from March to First of May,
it’s really hard…
keep on sneezing, fever, like a cold.
So, many peaple wearing a mask to prevent pollen.
Sometimes this mask is useful for ladies because no need to put on makeup :-)

Some people cannot hang the washing out on the balcony
because pollen will stick to the clothes!

You have a pollen allergy suddenly!
Take care!!

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japan shopping

Outlet in Rinku town

If you use Kansai international airport in Osaka,
please visit “RINKU PREMIUM OUTLET“.

Here is only 5 minutes (next to Kansai airport terminal) by train.
Many foreigners visit here to enjoy shopping!
rinku premium outlet
Also, they have restaurants.

Let’s enjoy shopping and food in Riku premium outlet before flight.
But!! please take care about over weight or pieces for check-in baggage!

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cherry blossoms japan

picnic with Sakura

I went on a picnic last weekend with my friends.
sakura tunnel
This is Sakura tunnel!
So beautiful!!
In this sakura season,most of days wes rainy or cloudy…
But finally we could go on a picnic with bule sky.
I love this contrast sakura pink and blue sky!
lunch
My friends made these dishes.
Yummy!
And this is my made.
sakura cake
Pound cake with Sakura flower and green tea.
Sakura flower is on top and green tea with wheat flour dough.
It looks very seasonally appropriate :-)
Of course, The taste was Fantastic!!!

Short Sakura season will end soon…
See you in next spring!

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