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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’...

bird calls & sing song floors…

| architecture, food, japan, seasons, spring | No Comments
On the 9th February, when Kiku looked at the kitchen calendar there was a strange word written down the page in katakana, sounding like ho-hokekyo… After puzzling on it for...