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a second chance…

| japan, society, yokai | 4 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....

rice ripens…

| autumn, customs, food, fox almanac, japan, seasons, weather | 6 Comments
On the morning of 2nd September, Kiku and Miko-chan were enjoying their morning bowl of steaming white rice prepared by Mama Kōjin, and discussing the current micro season*, entitled ‘rice...

rain divides the horses back…

| folklore, fox almanac, japan, Kiku, sayings, seasons, summer, weather | No Comments
In the heavy evening heat of early August, Kiku and Miko-chan were sitting on the front steps of the Bamboo Bathhouse, listening to the sounds of the street, when they...

the hawk studies and learns…

| japan, Kiku, seasons, summer, things to do in tokyo | No Comments
On the morning of 17th July, Kiku and Miko-chan found Boss Panda looking at the calendar on the kitchen wall, which had a picture of a large bird on it....