Fall Colors of Hananuki

Fall in love with the colors of fall at Hananuki Gorge in Ibaraki Prefecture!

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[Shizuoka] Kunōzan Tōshōgū

When Tokugawa Ieyasu died, Kunōzan Tōshōgū in Shizuoka Prefecture was built to enshrine his remains. They were lated moved to Nikko, but it is said that a part still remains in its original resting place. To this day, Kunōzan Tōshōgū remains a spectacular feat—an ornate shrine fit for a fearsome ruler.

Tsukuba Wanwan Land: A Chance to Pet 500 Dogs and Cats!

https://youtu.be/2UdDaIBmZuU Basic Info Tsukuba Wanwan Land Location: 〒300-4353 Ibaraki Prefecture, Tsukuba, Numata 5-7-9 (https://goo.gl/maps/WguvrbDV77n) Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Official Website (English, limited) Admission: Adult (ages 13 and up) - JPY 1500 Child (ages 3 to 12) - JPY 700 Senior (65 and above) - JPY 750 Infant (ages 0-2) - free Access: By Bus: From … Continue reading Tsukuba Wanwan Land: A Chance to Pet 500 Dogs and Cats!

Jealousy in Japanese

Yakimochi - literally grilled rice cake. Why is this word used to refer to jealousy? This video explains a bit of the word's etymology as well as how it is used. https://youtu.be/-3rtO5zLr8M Credits: Summer Desserts Set by Freepik http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/summe 土曜ショッピング by かづら http://dova-s.jp/bgm/play4360.html Jay Jay by Kevin McLeod In the Past by Twin Musicom is … Continue reading Jealousy in Japanese

Pintas & Christmas Nitpicking

In the Philippines, the culture of nitpicking is so prevalent that people feel entitled to comment on another person's physical attributes all the time, most especially during the holiday season. I think we need to re-examine our attitude toward this. We all deserve to be happy, regardless of our physical make-up.