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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....

the kamakiri

| folklore, fox almanac, insects, japan, Kiku, seasons, summer, yokai | 2 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...