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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...

laughing with the year of the dog…

| japan, new year | 2 Comments
On 16th February, Kiku noticed the kitchen calendar showing that it was Chinese New Year for 2018, and the start of the year of the dog, known as ‘inu doshi’...