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Today’s Discovery in Namba, Osaka

Apr. 4, 2018 I found a stone monument on a busy street in Namba, Osaka. There was a theater at this place, and traditioonal Japanese puppetry, bunraku (also called ningyo joruri), began here.

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Today’s Sakura / Tsuji Rihei Honten

Apr. 1, 2018 Today I went to a Japanese tea cafe in Kyoto, Tsuji Rihei Honten. While I saw the nice garden, a pretty bird came to the sakura tree. I had a relaxing time […]

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Today’s Sakura / in Kyoto

Mar. 31, 2018 On TV, a sakura specialist said, “These days winter is getting shorter in Japan, and sakura petals are getting smaller.” I didn’t notice that when I saw sakura today though.

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Today’s Sakura / in Uji, Kyoto

Mar. 30, 2018 In Kyoto, it is quite warm these days, so this year, the sakura (cherry blossoms) season came earlier than usual. Now you can see sakura in bloom in Uji City.

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Today’s Cooking / Cioppino Soup from Costco

Mar. 22, 2018 Costco has 26 warehouses in Japan now, and it has many fans, including TV celebrities and famous bloggers. Costco’s cioppino is delicious! What you need to do is boil it.