Category Archives: Japanese custom

8 Traditional Japanese New Year’s Playings & Games

During new year’s holiday Japanese might play particular things and play an traditional games with families and friends. Today I introduce 8 interesting Japanese new year’s plays and games. 1. Hanetsuki (羽根つき) – a traditional Japanese badminton-like  The typical traditional … Continue reading

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A Japanese Traditional Background Music for A New Year – Haru no Umi (春の海)/Spring Sea

(春の海)Spring Sea composed by Michio Miyagi Every new year we hear musicians play “Spring Sea (Haru no Umi). And we all feel that the new year has surely came. Almost certainly we can not welcome a new year without this … Continue reading

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A Japanese Event/Festival in January – Sagicho 「左義長」

Sagicho 「左義長」- A Fire Festival In my previous blog I was talking about the Japanese new year’s decorations and has mentioned how to dispose them. A fire festival called “Sagicho”「左義長(さぎちょう)」 is an event held on 7th or 15th of January … Continue reading

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North Korea launches a potential missile, Drops at the Sea of Japan

From the NHK Net News Web Easy, according to the Ministry of Defense, 8 am on 5th, North Korea launched the potential missile towards the east. The Ministry of Defense thinks that if the missile which is similar to the … Continue reading

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Japanese New Year’s decoration (Oshogatsu no Kazari/お正月の飾り)

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a new year. And you all must have taken the Christmas decorations down by now. I want to tell you about the Japanese new year’s decoration today. Three typical items There are … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022 (kingashinnen/きんがしんねん・謹賀新年)

I just want to say big thank you to all wordpress bloggers to visit my blogs. And wishing you all good health and happiness. The year 2022 may brings you all better prosperity!! Hope you had a lovely new year’s … Continue reading

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A Japanese event in December -Nenmatsu Oosoji (大掃除) A Year-end Cleaning

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. The 25th and 26th fell into the weekend. As a result of that we had two days bank holiday 27th and 28th. Now we are approaching a new year 2022. Japanese people clean … Continue reading

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The Santa Claus Of The Lighting At The Night Sky, With 300 Drones

According to NHK Net News Web Easy, on 16th, 「The Christmas Drone Show」has started at Kamishihoro cho in Hokkaido in order to make everyone feel cheerful. At the show, 300 drones with LED lights flied at the night sky harmonizing … Continue reading

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What is it? これなに? Hoshi imo? Dried Potatoes

One of the childhood memories I have is that I used to buy a grilled sweet potato. When the movable shop came, a man used to say 「Yaki imo, yaki imo, ishiyaki imo」thought a speaker so that we all know … Continue reading

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すき焼き(SUKIYAKI) これなに(何)?WHAT IS THIS?

The cold weather has arrived. In western countries, people might eat a sausage casserole and a beef and vegetable casserole to keep themselves warm. The Japanese eat a casserole/stew too. Thinking of keeping warm in this cold weather, I suddenly … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ]

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. What is the KOTOWAZA? Kotowaza is the Japanese saying/phrases which expresses people’s wisdom and it has been told by … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021, To Endeavor to Eliminate undernourished People by 2030

According to NHK Net News Web Easy, Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 was held at Tokyo this month. At the conference, the following issues were discussed. The half of the causes for which the children died around the world … Continue reading

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “うなぎの かばやき・ Grilled Eels”

This is about a Japanese Picture book story – A radish and a carrot and burdock Continue reading

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JAPANESE ANIME PICTURE BOOKS’ STORIES – アニメ絵本話 “うなぎの かばやき・ Grilled Eels”

This is about a Japanese Picture book story – A radish and a carrot and burdock Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ]

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. What is the KOTOWAZA? Kotowaza is the Japanese saying/phrases which expresses people’s wisdom and it has been told by … Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in November – Shichi-go-san (七・五・三)

It is already November! Time flies. The season of the autumn leaves. Christmas is just round the corner. There are many events held in November in Japan. For instance, 3rd of November was a cultural day. However today I would … Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in October – Supotsu no hi (スポーツの日)/ Sports Day

Nowadays there are many events held in October in Japan. One of the a well-known events since I was a child is called Spotsu no hi currently names. (スポーツの日). Former name was Taiiku no hi (体育の日)and it was 10th of October … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases – Kotowaza [ことわざ]

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ]. What is the KOTOWAZA? Kotowaza is the Japanese saying/phrases which expresses people’s wisdom and it has been told by … Continue reading

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AUTUMN Words 秋の言葉 (あきのことば)

Konnichiwa Just few weeks ago, we had a Indian summer but definitely the autumn has arrived. The air is cooler and my sun flowers are ending their life. The Japanese always say “Autumn is the best season for eating and … Continue reading

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A Japanese Event in September – Tukimi (Jyugoya)/ moon viewing

It has been Indian Summer here in UK however it feels that the autumn has already arrived. According to a calendar it is the autumn season. This time I introduce one of Japanese events in September. It is called Tukimi … Continue reading

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