Is fabric “Abenomask” a fabrication? and how Japan is handling coronavirus

shibaura park in tokyo japan with misty play area

Since Wednesday April 29, Japan is in what used to be one of the biggest holiday period of the year, Golden Week, where multiple public holidays are lined up to be enjoyed for a spring vacation. As Japan is in the midst of State of Emergency now, compared to last year's Golden Week, shinkansen or … Continue reading Is fabric “Abenomask” a fabrication? and how Japan is handling coronavirus

Tokyo cycling trip 🚴🏻‍♀️

Arakawa park cycling in Tokyo, Japan a great cycling track from tokyo to saitama photographed by native expat 202

State of Emergency continues in Japan and last Saturday was nature enforcing it on Japanese citizens, where it rained heavily all morning and afternoon 🌧🌧. Luckily, Sunday's weather forecast was sunny all day so we decided to get on our bikes to get some fresh air while we practice social distancing. Tokyo is very densely … Continue reading Tokyo cycling trip 🚴🏻‍♀️

State of Emergency* (*conditions apply)

state of emergency in japan stay home illustration made on canva by native expat 2020

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has announced on Monday that 'state of emergency will be declared in Japan as early as April 7' 🚨. Nervously we continued to work from home and at 7pm on April 7, Prime Minister Abe declared 🚨State of Emergency 🚨for a month for 7 prefectures (out of 47) that were … Continue reading State of Emergency* (*conditions apply)

Back to basics: How to cook Bamboo shoot in a Japanese style

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went on a beautiful nature getaway in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo at a glamping site called Private Garden the West. The owner kindly gave us two massive 筍(takenoko or bamboo shoot)🎍. 2 very proud bamboo shoot freshly harvested in Chiba Bamboo shoot isn't a common ingredient … Continue reading Back to basics: How to cook Bamboo shoot in a Japanese style

Hidden Japanese meanings behind candies, marshmallow and cookies

Today, March 14th is White Day in Japan.  It is a celebration that started in Japan and not many non-Japanese are familiar with this celebration. Although I have heard of it, I never knew people who actually partaken in it. So I've researched about the history and asked my husband to share his experience. Before … Continue reading Hidden Japanese meanings behind candies, marshmallow and cookies