Celebrate: Shichi-go-san (Updated)

If you're in Japan anytime in the month of November, my advice to you is to hightail it to a shrine. November 15th is Shichi-go-san (literally 7-5-3), a celebration of children aged 3, 5 and 7 and you haven't lived until you've seen adorable toddlers kitted out in full kiddie kimonos. But since Shichi-go-san isn't a... Continue Reading →

5 Faves: Children’s Books

Heading to Japan with the little ones in tow? Pick up some picture books before your trip - they're guaranteed to get everyone excited about the upcoming adventure! Here are a few of my favorite choices: One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Mannis - A young girl goes on a poetic tour of a Japanese garden.... Continue Reading →

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