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No Health Insurance Required

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 2nd Apr 2014

Thirty dedicated volunteer “Toy Doctors” in our town, Miyazaki, run an organization called The Toy Hospital (omocha-no-biyouin in Japanese.) As you have might have guessed, they mend br … read more
Blossoms and Birds Herald the Coming of Spring

Blossoms and Birds Herald the Coming of Spring

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 2nd Feb 2014

It is still cold, and Spring seems a way off. However, days are starting to get longer noticeably, and unmistakable signs of change are in the air. The plum trees in my backyard have hundreds of pr … read more
Winter Haiku: a Cold, Rainy Night

Winter Haiku: a Cold, Rainy Night

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 5th Jan 2014

night, and once again as I wait for you cold wind turns into rain (byōshō no | ware ni tsuyu chiru | omoi ari) Masaoka Shiki (1867 – 1902) Masaoka Shiki is one of the four Japanese great … read more
Are you ready for 2014?

Are you ready for 2014?

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 31st Dec 2013

All of us at WAWAZA wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. No matter what they are, may all your wishes for this new year come true. Happy Holidays! … read more
Hoshigaki: Dried Winter Persimmons

Hoshigaki: Dried Winter Persimmons

Posted by Yuri Nonaka on 4th Dec 2013

There is a chill in the air. Winter will be here in Japan soon. Persimmons are in season; bright red, sweet, juicy and bursting with flavor. Our local farmers dry them to make a tasty treat calle … read more