The Harvest Moon is the full moon in September. We will discuss some interesting words to express different phases of the moon before and after the full moon. Continue Reading
Do you like persimmons? We do, but we didn’t know how to pick a ready-to-eat one. In this post, we will share what we learned about persimmons. / Continue Reading
What are your new hopes and resolutions for your New Year? Continue Reading
These are three lucky items to see in your first dream of the year.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2022 Originally posted: Jan. 3, 2019
We exchange Summer-End Greeting cards from the second week of August. Continue Reading
It means “It’s been so hot, and I wonder how you are doing?
Last update: 2/27/2021
Some people in the olden days enjoyed going out in the dead of the winter to see fields of dead leaves. Revised: June 24, 2021 Continue Reading
FOR AND AFTER January First, remember this greeting: “Akemashite omedetoo gozaimasu!”. Continue Reading
Here we discuss its meaning and a couple of words related to it. Last revised: 11/20/20
Say “Yoi O-Toshi o! (A Happy New Year!)” when you part with a friend at the end of the year. Last revised: 11/20/20 Continue Reading
A new informal holiday is often created using a word play. This one uses the Japanese native counting words for 1 and 2, which are “hi” and “hu” respectively. Continue Reading
巷の記念日はよく語呂合わせで作られます。これは、日本の古来の数え方「ひ(1)」「ふ(2)」を使ったものです。Last revised: 2021/6/26
This is the last of the three articles on the Bon Dance Festival in Greenville, SC. Continue Reading
We suppose they didn’t have the Festival in 2020 due to the pandemic. We were lucky that we saw it in 2019.
Last revised: January 18, 2021
During the three days of obon, our dear deceased are believed to visit us from “the other world”. Continue Reading