Celebrate: Bonenkai

Despite my longing for the colors of autumn, winter is upon us. Like clockwork, the calendar switched to December 1st and the temperature here dropped to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit. That's cold for Kyushu! But it gets me in the holiday spirit, as did my bonenkai today. What's a bonenkai? In case you missed my... Continue Reading →

Crash Course: Bonenkai

Ah, it's that time of year again. Time to eat, drink, be merry, and spend entirely too much money doing so. šŸ™‚ No, not Christmas. It's bonenkai season! Bonenkai are "end of the year" parties, mostly held by companies, schools, or civic organizations (known asĀ moai) but there's no reason why friends can't have aĀ bonenkai as... Continue Reading →

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