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wild mandarins ripen

| food, fox almanac, fruit an vegetables, japan, seasons, winter | 2 Comments
On 2nd December, Kiku the fox woke to the smell of citrus wafting up through the bathhouse. “It isn’t winter solstice yet,” he thought, now being very familiar with the...

rainbows hide…

| folklore, fox almanac, seasons, things to do in tokyo, weather, winter | 2 Comments
One day in November, the friends from the Bamboo Bathhouse were taking a stroll around Asakusa. Kiku pointed out that a graffiti rainbow that they had discussed before had been...

patch up! patch up!

| autumn, folklore, fox almanac, insects, japan, sayings, seasons | 4 Comments
One morning in Mid October, Kiku was sitting in the garden of the Bamboo Bathhouse with Boss Panda, enjoying the freshness of the autumn air. He suddenly realised how quiet...

a second chance…

| japan, society, yokai | 6 Comments
One morning, when Kiku the little fox was relaxing in one of the thermal baths at the Bamboo Bathhouse with Boss Panda he noticed something that he hadn’t noticed before....