Tag Archives: Japanese

Today’s art: Moon-viewing Beauty

Today is 十五夜 Jugoya, the day for お月見 Otsukimi, or moon viewing. Essentially a harvest festival, it takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the old solar calendar.  It happens to line up with the Chinese … Continue reading

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Haägen-Dazs Japan’s Lemon Ginger Float, Coffee Vanilla and Chocolat Mint

Haägen-Dazs Japan’s late summer flavors were on point this year, bringing some of the strongest offerings I’ve seen yet. From the Lemon Ginger Float to the Chocolat Mint to the Coffee Vanilla, it was a delicious slate that will keep … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor: Hello Kitty n’est pas un chat

The internet veritably exploded today with the news that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. Christine Yano, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii, is currently curating an upcoming Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum, … Continue reading

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Gunma-chan Manjū!

We had just gotten back from lunch, when my lovely supervisor sidled up to my desk. “Psst…Alice, you should go to the meeting room.” I didn’t think I was missing a meeting, and she didn’t seem stressed or worried. If … Continue reading

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Starbucks Coffee Jelly Frappuccino and the History of Coffee in Japan

Well, dear Starbucks lovers, it’s been a while since I reviewed the Green Siren’s newest offering. In fact, we’re already on the second (maybe third?) drink since the Happy Yellow Fresh Banana Frappuccino. This was already the 6th rollout of … Continue reading

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Today’s Art: Tomioka Silk Mill Mascots!

In randomly exciting news, I’ve been invited to participate in a two day Tour & Workshop about how to develop promotions for the Tomioka area, home of the Silk Mill, a newly minted UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s only 8 … Continue reading

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World Cup Donuts at Krispy Kreme!

Well, the World Cup is wrapping up, and the varied and creative marketing efforts of companies here in Japan are coming to a close. From the McDonald’s Risotto to the Brazil Cup Noodles, there has been a huge range of … Continue reading

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