お月見 (Moon Watching)

Last night was the night of the September Full Moon. In Japan, I am told there is a tradition of eating special rice cakes while admiring it. Since yesterday was such a special day, along with it being my last time seeing a certain elderly student, I was gifted with a box of the appropriate […]

An Odd Display

In Toyohashi, one of the displays doesn’t really scream Christmas, persay. While undoubtedly pretty, roses are one of the last flowers I think of during the holiday season. Although now that I think about it, it is pretty darn Japanese, since Christmas is more of a couples’ holiday (like American style Valentine’s day). Families of […]

Tiny Glow

One night, after work, my friend and I spent some time admiring the illuminations at the station. We also took some pictures together, messed about in front of an fortune-giving colour-changing cat, and exchanged sweets. We went a little crazy with the pictures, but it was totally worth it.

Skytopia by Naked

It’s been too hot to do much during the day, so I’ve taken to going out night. One of my recent outings was to the Nagoya TV Tower. Every summer, they hold a projection mapping exhibit. This year it was done by a group called Naked. The theme was underwater. For ¥1000 I could watch […]

Ishidori Matsuri

My coworker, K, invited me to the Ishidori Festival this weekend. It’s a famous three day festival held in Kuwana. The festival starts in the evening around seven o’clock and last until about four. At midnight, floats play drums, ring gongs, and yell cheers.