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Discovering Japan at the Japanese Folk Festival and Cultural Fair

September 27, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

One of the great pleasures of living in Japan is discovering the wide array of cultural differences that we encounter. From arts to food to ways of life, it is difficult to overstate how not only different, but also amazing, this country’s cultural heritage is. Another delight is how proud the Japanese are of their […]

Find your Halloween Costume in Nagoya

September 10, 2018 by admin

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and we want to remind you that leaving your costume to the last minute, and dressing “as yourself” or “an axe murderer, because they look just like you and me,” isn’t as clever as you think it is.  Get your costume on in Nagoya!  Halloween was not really “a thing” in Japan […]

The Nagoya Festival

September 5, 2018 by Ray Proper

  The Nagoya Festival is held annually on the third Saturday and Sunday of October.  The main attraction is a parade, lead by Nagoya’s 3 most famous historical figures and  feudal lords; Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and Ieyasu Tokugawa,  of 700 mounted soldiers, foot soldiers, entertainers, and dancers.  Besides the parade, there are various events […]

Nagoya Comedy: Served up Monthly

August 31, 2018 by Admin

Looking for funny?  Well, you are in luck, because “Nagoya Comedy” brings you funny in all senses of the word.  Nagoya, Japan’s own (and only) English language stand-up comedy troupe holds regular live stand-up shows throughout central Japan featuring a cavalcade of funny; funny looking, funny thinking, and just plain “funny ha ha” local comedians who will […]

All Japan Gyoza Festival at Nagakute’s Moricoro Park

August 29, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Much like ramen, gyoza is a dish with Chinese origins that the Japanese have taken to their hearts. Typically filled with ground pork, chives, green onion, cabbage, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil, these little dumplings can be fried or boiled, but are almost always delicious, not to mention incredibly moreish. However, as well as the […]

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