JAPANESE HOLIDAYS & CULTURE

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We love Japanese holidays & cultural events, from 7-5-3 in the Fall,  to White Day in March. Learn all about Japanese holidays & cultural days to get more out of your life in Japan.

June Rain by Efrot Weiss – Cultural Insight

June Rain was written by my good friend Efrot Weiss, who is a long-term resident of Japan, and intercultural trainer and coach. Are you a lover or hater of June rain? If you have any recommendations to help people enjoy the rainy season please comment below. June Rain by Efrot Weiss Early …

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Koinobori – Learn, Go, Make! – May Fun

Children's Day in japan, Best Living Japan

I love seeing the growing schools of koinobori swimming in the city sky this time of year. Do you have a koinobori (carp streamer)? I love the colors, the movement and the symbolism. The carp streamers are hung in celebration of Children’s Day which is May 5th.   If you have …

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Cultural Insight – Gogatsubyo or May Sickness by Efrot Weiss

Dear Curious and Creative, Gogatsubyo or May Sickness was written by my good friend Efrot Weiss, who is a long-term resident of Japan, and intercultural trainer and coach. Do you know someone who has gogatsubyo or May sickness? How can you improve or help? Gogatsubyo or May Sickness by Efrot …

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White Day: March 14

Do you know the interesting history of White Day? Just a fun bit of information to share this cold, tax month. Did you know that White Day began in 1978 in Japan, was started by a Marshmallow company,  and has now spread to South Korea, Taiwan, and China? Read below for more …

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Why White Day? – March 14th

Do you know the interesting history of White Day? Just a fun bit of information to share this cold, tax month. Did you know that White Day began in 1978 in Japan, was started by a Marshmallow company,  and has now spread to South Korea, Taiwan, and China? Read below for more …

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Doll Delight by Efrot Weiss – Cultural Insight

Doll Delight was written by my good friend Efrot Weiss, who is a long-term resident of Japan. Hinamatsuri is Thursday, March 3rd so study up and enjoy. Here is also a post with lost of info on how to celebrate Girls’ Day! Doll Delight – March in Japan means the …

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