JAPANESE HOLIDAYS & CULTURE – Best Living Japan – Tokyo Travel Guide https://bestlivingjapan.com Tokyo with Kids Guide for Globally Minded Families Sun, 25 Oct 2020 23:17:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 75234301 Dressed to the Nines for Seven-Five-Three by Efrot Weiss – Cultural Insight https://bestlivingjapan.com/dressed-to-the-nines-for-seven-five-three/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/dressed-to-the-nines-for-seven-five-three/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:45:00 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=11284 This Dressed to the Nines for Seven-Five-Three post was written by my good friend Efrot Weiss. She is a long-term resident of Japan, and intercultural trainer and coach. If you are planning to celebrate 7-5-3 check here is more information for you on where to rent a kimono and which shrine to visit. Laugh, Learn …

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Shichi-Go-San Celebrations – Tips, Shrines and Kimonos https://bestlivingjapan.com/shichi-go-san-celebrations/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/shichi-go-san-celebrations/#comments Wed, 14 Oct 2020 03:00:09 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=11243 November is the month of foliage in Japan, but also the month of  Shichi-Go-San Celebrations. Girls age 7 & 3 and boys 5 celebrate coming of age. November 15th is the actual date of 7-5-3, but families celebrate by dressing up the children and visiting shrines across Japan from the end of October through the month …

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Otsukimi Moon Viewing by Efrot Weiss – Cultural Insights https://bestlivingjapan.com/otsukimi-moon-viewing/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/otsukimi-moon-viewing/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 02:30:40 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=10507 A sign that autumn has arrived is the celebration of Otsukimi or moon viewing. Although not as popular as cherry blossoms and fall foliage moon viewing is a popular seasonal activity to enjoy in September and early October. The best date for 2020 will be Sunday, October 4th if the sky is clear. This Otsukimi …

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What is Tanabata? – July 7th https://bestlivingjapan.com/what-is-tanabata-learn-go-make/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/what-is-tanabata-learn-go-make/#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2020 20:00:05 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=48041 Tanabata is celebrated on July 7th in Japan. Celebrate with your family! Buy a branch of bamboo, some cute origami paper, and write and tie wishes to decorate. Learn, go and make Tanabata! Remember July 7th.  Learn about Tanabata   The History – (content edited version of Wikipedia) Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known …

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Teru Teru Bozu – Rain, Rain, Go Away Craft https://bestlivingjapan.com/teru-teru-bozu/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/teru-teru-bozu/#respond Sun, 05 Jul 2020 01:00:18 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=47341 Looks like a perfect rainy day weekend to make Teru Teru Bozu. A cute custom and craft in Japan is the Teru teru bozu (てるてる坊主). “Teru” is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine, and a “bōzu” is a Buddhist monk.  The dolls are handmade with white cloth that children make to ward off rain. School …

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The Story of Tanabata by Efrot Weiss – Cultural Insight https://bestlivingjapan.com/the-story-of-tanabata/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/the-story-of-tanabata/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:00:47 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=8043 This Story of Tanabata post written by my good friend Efrot Weiss. She is a long-term resident of Japan, and intercultural trainer and coach. On July 7th celebrate Tanabata with your family. The story is about love and romance that takes place in the sky. Make a wish and may your love be true.  The …

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