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the art of cleaning…

| customs, fox almanac, japan | 2 Comments
On the afternoon of 19th February, everyone was going about their business at the Bamboo Bathhouse, when Mama Kōjin let out a loud cry. Everyone rushed to see what the...

getting things done in the year of the boar…

| japan, new year, Special Days | No Comments
After Setsubun (the eve of spring and the new lunar year), Kiku new that the Chinese New Year began soon after1 and asked Boss Panda what the animal of 2019...

hidden waters…

| fox almanac, seasons, things to do in tokyo, winter | 4 Comments
On the 25th January, after eating breakfast, Kiku and his friend Miko-chan consulted the seasonal almanac, and were a little surprised to read that the next five day marker was...

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...