logo

Archives

Understanding Japan: What is Obon?

July 30, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

For many foreigners working in Japan, Obon is a great time, as most companies close for a bit of a summer holiday; it gives us a chance to hit the beach, travel, or just hang out at home glued to the air conditioner. In fact, many Japanese see it as a similar way, as Obon […]

Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi Ryori

November 27, 2017 by Ray Proper

Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese foods eaten at the start of the new year.  The osechi tradition has been alive in Japan since the Heian Era (starting in 794) and the foods are easily recognizable by the special bento boxes called jūbako, which are often stacked for larger families or parties.  Like many places in Asia, […]

Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya 2018

October 31, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren’t really within our rights to expect Nagoya to be celebrate the third Thursday of November in quite the same way as it would be done in the US. However, like other international traditions such as Christmas, Hallowe’en or Valentine’s Day, there is a distinct […]

Toyota Home Artificial Ice Skating Rink in Nagoya

December 7, 2012 by Ray Proper

Starting today, Friday December 7th, and running until March 3, 2012 at Oasis 21 in Sakae, you will once again find the Toyota Home  Artificial Ice Skating Rink.   The Synthetic Ice they  use is pretty neat; it is not at all cold, but if you fall on it you might get splinters, so if you […]

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.