Cultural

A Marathon

A marathon This pandemic has turned into a real marathon. A marathon for people working hard on the front line,…

The desire to wander in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Fire

Fire has a highly significant place in Japanese culture. The heart of the home was traditionally the irori, an open…

Riding on a cucumber

The only formal public holiday during August in Japan is Mountain Day on the 12th. But O-bon, normally held over…

Mountain Day

Today, the 12 August, is Mountain Day (Yama no Hi) in Japan. It’s one of no less than fifteen national…