In 2021, February 12 is New Year’s Day in the lunar calendar. What is your new hopes and resolutions?
These are three lucky items to see in your first dream of the year.
Updated: Feb. 5, 2021 Originally posted: Jan. 3, 2019
“Satsuma” mandarins are the variety that have existed in Japan for centuries, but they were very unpopular until the end of 19th Century. Why do you think?
This is the first of the five little articles about satsuma mandarins or Citrus unshiu. We hope you enjoy the journey with us.
We exchange Summer-End Greeting cards from the second week of August.
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.
FOR AND AFTER January First, remember this greeting: “Akemashite omedetoo gozaimasu!”.
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
ふりがな付き和文は英文の下です。The Japanese text with Ruby is at the bottom of this page. The reason is just a word play. November…
This is the last of the three articles on the Bon Dance Festival in Greenville, SC.
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”.
和文は英文の下にあります。/ The Japanese translation is on the bottom of this page. Mother’s Day is the second Sunday of May in…