Tag Archives: Japanese

Today’s watercolor: Maneki Neko!

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Coming of Age Day — 成人の日

Happy Coming of Age Day! Today is a national holiday in Japan. Everyone who turned twenty in the past year gets all dressed up and goes to a big ceremony to celebrate. There’s lots of partying after, since 20 is … Continue reading

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World Order “Informal Empire” English Lyrics Translation

A random bump on my lyrics translation of World Order’s Have a Nice Day reminded me that I still haven’t posted the lyrics to their most recent offering, Informal Empire. It came out

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Shichi-Go-San

Ran into these cuties at Asakusa Sensoji Temple last weekend celebrating Shichi Go San. Aren’t they adorable? I just love seeing the littles in their gorgeous outfits! I find it interesting that the girl on the right is wearing hakama, as girls … Continue reading

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Ashikaga Wine Festival Sketches

This weekend was one of my favorite events of the year, the Ashikaga Wine Festival. What could be better than sitting on a mountain on a gorgeous fall day drinking wine with your friends? While we were hanging out I … Continue reading

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Starbucks Japan’s Holidays: Snow Maple Toffee and Cranberry Bliss White Mocha

Usually when Halloween is over, I feel a bit sad. I’ve always been a purist that the Christmas season shouldn’t start until Thanksgiving, but it’s not a holiday that requires much prep outside of the week of the event. There’s … Continue reading

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Starbucks Japan’s Caramel & Pudding Frappuccino and Shaken Caramel Custard & Espresso

New season, new drinks at Starbucks! The early fall line up just started up here with the Caramel Pudding Frappucino and the Shaken Custard Espresso. Spoiler alert: they’re delicious.

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