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the kamakiri

| folklore, fox almanac, insects, japan, Kiku, seasons, summer, yokai | No Comments
Kiku was having an afternoon nap on the engawa (verandah) in the Bamboo Bathhouse garden when he was woken by Miko-chan’s high-pitched shrieks. “Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Kiku-san!!!!! What are these things????” Rising...

a frog sings his song…

| folklore, fox almanac, japan, seasons, summer | 2 Comments
One day in early May, Kiku and Miko-chan had gone along with Boss Panda to the White Crow Sake Brewery, to help with the current stage of sake making. The...

machizemi time again!

| japan, machizemi, seasons, spring | 2 Comments
At the beginning of April, Boss Panda announced that the Bamboo Bathhouse would be having another ‘machizemi’, and dug out the large blue and red sign that announced the event...

well dressed trees & pine pests…

| customs, fox almanac, seasons, winter | 2 Comments
In early March, whilst out walking in a Tokyo park, Kiku and Miko-chan saw some gardeners removing straw matting that had been placed around the trunks of some pine trees...