Welcoming Spring's Arrival in Our Office

Welcoming Spring's Arrival in Our Office

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 20th Feb 2020

In our office, we have a corner we call "small world" for displaying traditional Japanese seasonal themes. And one of the surest signs of coming of spring in Japan is Hina-Matsuri, the Festival … read more
Kumquat Preserve with Kudzu Syrup Recipe

Kumquat Preserve with Kudzu Syrup Recipe

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 8th Feb 2020

I'm fond of seasonal foods. They are fresher, tastier, and more nutritious than food consumed out of season. It's early February and the kumquats grown in my hometown of Miyazaki are in high s … read more
Celebrating Youth Entering Adulthood in Japan

Celebrating Youth Entering Adulthood in Japan

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 11th Jan 2020

If you are in Japan on the second Monday of January, you’ll see many young people out and about for the Coming of Age Day—the day for celebrating the youth entering adulthood, and encouraging them … read more
Japanese Traditions and New Year Wishes

Japanese Traditions and New Year Wishes

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 23rd Dec 2019

In Japan, traditions are in full display during New Year. It is the time of the year to clean the house thoroughly, pay debts, visit relatives and friends, and exchange gifts. One of the most imp … read more
Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 3rd Dec 2019

I live in a traditional Japanese wooden house in Miyazaki with modest insulation. It doesn’t snow much here, though winters are relatively cold and nighttime temperatures can dip below freezing.& … read more