Nebuta matsuri

  Aomori’s largest festival “Nebuta Matsuri” “Rassera, Rassera!” The call from the crowd echoes through the area. A large mass of light, heat, and energy follows the voice calling out and those standing by the road seem to be swallowed into the evening sky. My peaceful sleep in the quiet …

Aichi

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Japanese New Year

Japanese new year “Syogatsu” Hana-mochi (Flower mochi) New year’s decoration Hatsumo-de (初詣) The first trip to a shrine or temple during new year time. “Mochi” with Daikon-oroshi(grated Japanese radish) and Soy sorce Kine(pestle) and Usu (mortar) are used for pounding cooked white rice into a very sticky mass in order …