Author: kaeru

Featured, Photos

Coming of Age Day (成人の日)

Every second Monday of January,  Japan’s monotonous winter streets are suddenly thriving in color as 20 year old’s in their beautiful garments provide for a spectacular display of beauty.  Coming of Age day celebrates their transition into adulthood and all the perks that go with it.  It has been a tradition that dates back to …


Superfly is super fly!

We decided to feature some Japanese  bands we have been listening to so that our readers (who apparently are mostly from outside Japan) can get a dose of the Japanese music scene.  One of them is Superfly, a band inspired by Janis Joplin, Carole King and basically the 60’s to 70’s rock movement.  The vocalist, …

Events, Featured

Hakata Lantern Festival 2010

This year’s Hakata Lantern Festival (Hakata Tomyo Watching)  takes place on October 23.  Be sure not to miss this once a year feast for the eyes in Fukuoka.  Hakata’s  streets will be lined up by paper lanterns, while some open fields will be covered with lanterns whose messagew you can only decipher by gaining some …