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Setsubun: One Fine Day in Spring

The snow came and went faster than a fleeting thought on a cold February morning. Despite the cold, there is a very famous festival taking place across Japan, known as Setsubun. The festival involves throwing roasted beans at demons, and marks the penultimate day of winter, according

Journey in Japan Part 52: House of Red Leaves

There is a famous phrase in Japan, “You haven’t seen real beauty until you’ve seen Nikkō.” So far on this trip, I haven’t really seen a thing. Only darkness. I wake up at 9am, the first thing I do is take a look at the

Journey in Japan Part 36: A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness

I walk the twenty minutes to Kuramae Station. On the way I pass the Bandai Headquarters; a huge banner tells me that Tamagotchi is making a comeback at the end of this month. At Kuramae Station I wait patiently for the train, and laugh to

Tokyo Skytree Town

Today I take the Tobu Skytree Line just one stop, to Tokyo Skytree Station. If I am completely honest, I could have just walked it, it isn’t far. I blame the convenience of Japan for my laziness. I have been in Tokyo quite a while now, and