Entries from 5月 2013

月曜日, 5月 20th, 2013

Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part2

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Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part2

Next, I headed to Kounosu Flower Center, one of Japan’s top class producers of flowers, with many horticultural famers scattered across the Center.

Here at the Flower Center, flowers gathered from not only within the city but also from all over Japan for wholesale. There are spaces for tours, allowing visitors to see what kind of [...]

金曜日, 5月 10th, 2013

Nipponbashi Street Festa 2013, Osaka

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Nipponbashi Street Festa 2013, Osaka

Welcome to Sakaisuji Avenue! Better known colloquially as “Den-Den Town” (short for “Denki no machi”), this long street is Osaka’s answer to Tokyo’s Akihabara. Lined with stores like Animate selling toys, Kamen Rider figurines and various kinds of anime goods, it’s a Kansai otaku’s wet dream. It’s here that the annual Nipponbashi Street Festa takes [...]

木曜日, 5月 9th, 2013

Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part1

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Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part1

Taking a stroll in a place where there are stores with tradition. This time, we take you to Kounosu-shi, a city famous for its flowers and doll production, and two others, Gyoda-shi and Yoshimi-shi, which display Japanese history with ancient tombs and remains.
Kounosu-si, found in the center of Eastern Saitama at the North end of [...]

水曜日, 5月 8th, 2013

Rikyu Charcoal Grilled Beef Tongue

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Rikyu Charcoal Grilled Beef Tongue

A food that now represents Sendai, the beef tongue has become one of the unmoving favorites. They were not originally eaten in the Japanese culture, and Sendai was the first to introduce it after the war.
Beef tongue was an unfamiliar ingredient in the Japanese cuisine, but letting the skinned and sliced pieces in with salt [...]

水曜日, 5月 1st, 2013

Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2013

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Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2013

If you want to have a gay old time in Tokyo, there’s no better event to crash than Tokyo Rainbow Pride. Last Sunday we hopped on a train to Harajuku and made our way to Yoyogi Park, where the participants congregated post-parade to watch the performances, browse the booths and take lots of photos of [...]