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There are many legendary animals which are considered messengers of gods. But it is unusual that you can see and even touch them for real. Monkey in Uluwatu-Temple in Bali and deer in Kasuga-Shrine in Nara are two of … Continue reading
The road to our elementary school was a part of a foot path along mountains.There was a big hackberry tree near a bridge.Steps on fallen-leaves of it made sounds like ‘kishi,kishi.’ There was such scene over the kid’s heads 20 years ago … Continue reading
Autumn Equinox We offer flowers to our grave in the day when the sun set into directly west. The Equinox day is called “Higan-no-Chunichi”and 7 days adding 3 days before and after the Equinox day are called “Higan”. We place … Continue reading
Rice field tells me the change of seasons because it always close to us. People living in East Asia and South-East Asia eat rice as their staple food. Have you found rice field vies when you travel in these areas? Such … Continue reading
It’s a bamboo shoots food week in my home.Our dinner dish tonght is pasta ! Other ingredients are dried bonito,onion, bracken and spinch.
Do you eat it in your country ? Bamboo shoots are popular ingredients of spring food in East Asia. I wonder if you eat them in your country or how. Though they are as expensive as 1,000 yen(about US$85) per one … Continue reading
Country road, 1 hour from Osaka or Kyoto I recommend you hiking in Yamanobe-no-Michi Trail , if you need natural and ordinary Japan’s local area view after spending time in Osaka or Kyoto.It takes about 1 hour from Osaka city … Continue reading