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patch up! patch up!

| autumn, folklore, fox almanac, insects, japan, sayings, seasons | No 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....

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...