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    February

    Ume Blossom Festival (Kitano Tenmangu Shrine)

    Do You Know Ume Blossom Festival of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine? As a respect to Sugawara no Michizane who is well known as a deity of learning, Ume Blossom Festival (Japanese: Baika-sai) is annually held at [...]
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    February

    Tsuinashiki (Yoshida Shrine)

    Do you know Setsubun? According to the lunar calendar, Setsubun (February 3rd) is the last day of the winter. On February 2nd, the day before Setsubun, I went to Yoshida Shrine to see a Shinto [...]

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Window Blind Cleaner

Feb. 23, 2018 I was excited when I found an innovative cleaning tool at a 100 yen shop. It is the window blind cleaner in the picture. It is three-pronged with microfiber cloth that cleans […]

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Flip Up! (Bakery Shop in Kyoto)

Flip Up! is one of the most popular bakeries in Kyoto. I’m a big fan of Flip Up! and when I lived in Kyoto City, I went there to buy bagels every weekend. Now I […]

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Today’s Dinner

Feb. 20, 2018 I made curry and rice today. It is easy to cook, so it is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. I think many Japanese have an experience of making it […]

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Let’s Learn About Tokyo 2020 Olympics #4

Feb. 19, 2018 Now people around the world are enjoying the PyeongChang Olympics. This is thanks to the athletes, of course, but also many volunteers are supporting the Olympics. Let’s learn about volunteers in the […]

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Today’s Event in Kyoto / Uji Soleil Marche

Feb. 18, 2018 At a food festival, Uji Soleil Marche in Uji City in Kyoto, I had various kinds of food. I found taiko (Japanese traditional drums) made of barrels of Japanese rice wine, too.

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Chocolate House Mon Loire (Kobe Harborland)

Chocolate House Mon Loire opened in a shopping complex, Umie Mosaic in April 2017. The concept of the new store is “chocolate forest.” The exterior of Umie Mosaic is made with wood, which matches the […]

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FOOD&DRINK

Flip Up! (Bakery Shop in Kyoto)

Flip Up! is one of the most popular bakeries in Kyoto. I’m a big fan of Flip Up! and when I lived in Kyoto City, I went there to buy bagels every weekend. Now I […]




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