Tag Archives: Japan

Rainy Season

Rainy season is most definitely upon us here in Fukushima. Rainy season is called ‘tsuyu‘ or ‘baiyu‘ in Japan, literally meaning ‘plum rain’. Rainy season in Tohoku typically lasts from the beginning of June through the end of July. The … Continue reading

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I Survived a Japanese Mikoshi!

A traditional Japanese festival from a god’s perspective. Continue reading

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Day Tripping: Yamadera

Yamadera, which literally translates to “Mountain Temple”, is a small, but breathtaking site nestled in Yamagata prefecture and, if you don’t mind climbing a few (hundred) steps, is well worth a day trip. Continue reading

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Womby, Lungy, Sinewy Goodness (Part One)

Blood.  Bones.  Brains.  Hearts.  Severed tongues.  Flesh. For most of us, these words conjure up gruesome images of horror films, HBO crime dramas, or a certain holiday that is just around the bend. But to the Japanese, these words mean … Continue reading

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“Nabe”

In my opinion, summer is one of the best seasons in Fukushima. Aside from the unnecessarily hot weather that makes you moist in places that, well, have absolutely no business being moist, it’s the best few months to simply hang … Continue reading

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