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It is almost the end of Summer. If you visit Japan during the period, you might see Japanese people walking the parade and carrying Golden Wagon along the street.
You might wonder what are they doing? Is it okay to join the parade?
With September starting, it is officially autumn in Japan!
The heat has started to drop back, making it easier to enjoy time outside.
There are festivals in Japan year round. Living in Tokyo, I often see festivals being conducted around me. It’s like there is one almost every weekend.
I used to think that a shrine festival is all about food stands and scooping up goldfish, but after coming to Japan I learnt that the main event is carrying the mikoshi between shrines.
In last weekend’s Shibuya Matsuri, there were several mikoshi paraded around to bring safety to the area. And in an interesting turn of events, I got to help out in carrying one of them around!
Autumn is widely considered as one of the best times to visit Japan. The beautiful red leaves combined with the mild weather, and without the crowds of spring.
Today, I will show to you some of the best places to visit in autumn, as decided by H.I.S. Japan trend research.
In Japan, many restaurants showcase life-like samples of their dishes. They look so edible and tasty but… they’re most probably fake!
Did you know that there are stores that specialise in making these food samples for restaurants across Japan?
Back to the 90s or early 2000s, Tamagochi was known around the world. Every kid must have one small egg-shaped device which contains various types of little cute monster.
Once we own one, we have to take care these monsters like we take care of a real pet. It was a big hit!!
Despite the booming of going outside and catching monsters, let’s bring back the first phenomenon that shakes the world with little cute monster.
Recently, I was at a shrine and happened to see a wedding ceremony going on. This made me realize that I didn’t know much about weddings in Japan and decided to do some research. Today I will be presenting my findings to you🙂