Festival Focus: Some no Komichi

For many, February is a frigid month, a month to just grit your teeth, zip up your jacket and trudge your way through a slog of icy, sleety days and cold weather. But February in Japan makes my heart sing. From bean throwing and daruma burning at the beginning of the month to the gorgeous... Continue Reading →

Crash Course: Bingata

My husband is in Okinawa (again) this week and normally, I wouldn't give it a second thought. (Except to lament how long the weekends feel when you are single parenting! 🙂 ) I've made no secret of my .... ahem, lack of love for Okinawa, whose steamy climes I called home between 2009-2012. Yet as... Continue Reading →

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