First seen on Sumikai:
Since the big earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown catastrophy in March 2011 some time has passed, yet there still is so much confusion and fear about the current condition in Japan.
(As I have mentioned before) My husband and I were/are thinking about moving to Japan, Tokyo to be exact, and one of the questions we always hear is “Do you think it is safe?”. To be…
The kind with coughing and sneezing and bad bad headaches.
I’m a poor little bunny (as my mother would say) but because my husband is still in Japan there’s nobody around to pamper me so there’s no point in moping around. That doesn’t mean I don’t (mope around), it just means the stuffed animals on my couch are the only witnesses and also victims to my hugging schemes…
But, it is a…
Usually I just take a quick look at the comments that are savely tucked away in my spam folder and then delete the whole bunch.
Normally it’s pretty easy to identify a comment as spam, something along the lines:
But this time I virtually stumbled and came to a halt with this comment:
…what the heck? The complete title is somewhat of a give away of the spam, but the contents of the comment is…
Today I have some follow up pictures taken near the Fushimi Inari-Taisha and some really yummy looking ones from a restaurant in Osaka (^_^)
*ugh* I’d love to have this matcha soft-ice right now…Random Impressions Part 3 Today I have some follow up pictures taken near the Fushimi Inari-Taisha and some really yummy looking ones from a restaurant in Osaka (^_^)
I’ll admit, that is definitely some weirder news from Japan, yet it shows an asymmetry that I find more disturbing than anything Megumi Igarashi could mold.
羨ましい（うらやましい） = urayamashii = jealous, envious
When I see all the pictures my husband send me from Japan, especially from all the – oh so good – looking food, there is but one word that comes to mind: urayamashiiiii (note the long “i”? yeah, it’s for emphasis, because I’m really really really jealous).
Though in this illustration the artist chose 欲しい（ほしい） (= hoshii = wish for, in need of, desired)…
Here is part two of the random picture posts from Japan, today featuring a more than colorful train and a visit at Tuskada Nojo (塚田農場)
Universal Studios Japan Train
Tsukada Nojo (塚田農場)
Adress: B1, 2-8-13, Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 530-0057 (〒530-0057 大阪府大阪市北区曽根崎2-8-13 B1)Random Impressions Part 2 Here is part two of the random picture posts from Japan, today featuring a more than colorful train and a visit at…
In Beppu not only the Onsen and the Jigoku Meguri are worth a look. I had the best weather imaginable when I was visiting and I enjoyed walking beside the beach and sitting there, staring out onto the ocean for a long time. It felt so calm and just happy to sit there, enjoy the sun, the wind and the sound of the waves crushing onto the shore.
You could even get yourself burried in hot sand right next to the ocean, unfortunately my time was too short; meaning: I was too chicken to try it. Though I did get the chance later in another place and it really is a strangely great feeling to get burried in the sand. Which made me regret not trying it there even more, but is just another reason to come back one day and lie down next to the ocean and enjoy the sun and sand.
A stroll down the beach at Beppu Bay In Beppu not only the Onsen and the Jigoku Meguri are worth a look. I had the best weather imaginable when I was visiting and I enjoyed walking beside the beach and sitting there, staring out onto the ocean for a long time.
Since last week I am officially a freelance author for “Eckendenker” and write there (as I do here) about Japan
Of course I want to share those articles here with you as well, so I will post a short introduction and link to the original article always “First seen on Eckendenker” (^_^)
So here it goes, my article about Beppu and the Jigoku Meguri, the “Hell-Tour”, first seen on Eckendenker:Beppu…
Do you like snapshots from Japan?
My husband is currently in Japan, Osaka to be exact, and on a regular basis sends me random pictures he takes in the streets or on short trips (but mainly from all the amazing looking food he is eating) and I though “Why not share them on my blog?”
I don’t know about you but I always love to see pictures from Japan and even though I wouldn’t mind sitting right…
When the story broke and I first heard about it I was really feeling angry, though not too surprised to be honest.
A beautifully written and well informed post about Wagashi!
Originally posted on Armchair Japanophile:
About 2 years ago my uncle travelled all the way from California to Chennai, India (that’s where I live) to meet with family. In the course of his travel he had to change flights at Singapore. Knowing I was an avid Japanophile he decided to pick up Wagashi and other Japanese…