月別アーカイブ:2021年02月

Japanese Culture

What do Japanese do on Hinamatsuri (Girl's day)? 【Customs and Origin】

Hinamatsuri (ひな祭り), which is called Doll's day or Girl’s Day in English, is one Japanese spring event on March 3rd. People celebrate and pray for girls' health and happiness. It is custom to display Japanese ornamental dolls on a tiered stand with a red carpet-like material and have a special meal with one's family. Justinaひな (hina) means doll in ancient Japanese , and 祭り (matsuri) means festival! We'll share not only what Hinamatsuri is like but also its origin and the history of Hinamatsuri!Atsuya Hinamatsuri (ひな祭り) is a calm spring festival with a special meal and beautiful Japanese dolls! Hinamatsuri ...

Japanese Japanese Life

How to order drinks at Starbucks in Japanese! 【Native Japanese way】

Everyone wants to enjoy their trip with what they want to eat and drink. It's one of the most important things for a great stay in Japan. Do you want to drink your favorite coffee in a Japanese Starbucks? Great! Here is a perfect guide on how to order drinks at Starbucks in Japanese! JustinaWe'll share not only how to order, but also what to do when you don't understand what the staff said! How to order drinks at Starbucks in Japanese The basic order is the same as in any other country. You tell them the size first, a ...

Japanese Food

Grandma's favorite Oshiruko recipe! Japanese sweet red bean soup with mochi.

Oshiruko(おしるこ) : Japanese sweet red beans soup with grilled mochi! Oshiruko おしるこ Oshiruko (おしるこ) is a traditional Japanese treat made out of red azuki(あずき) bean soup with mochi (もち) !  It’s often eaten in winter, as the dish is served warm, but it can be eaten in any season. Oshiruko has been eaten as far back as the Edo period, right after farmers began growing sugar.  Azuki beans あずきまめ Azuki beans naturally grow all around East Asia. In Japan, they’re the second most cultivated legume, right after the soybean. You’d think so, since they’re used in many traditional Japanese treats besides ...

Japanese Life

Imperial palace running: a famous running course in Tokyo!

Tokyo is a great town for entertainment and travel, but it is also a great town for exercise. 皇居(こうきょ)ランニング(Koukyo running, or imperial palace running) is the nickname for a famous course for joggers and runners that spans around the imperial palace of Japan. The course is popular for office workers working in Tokyo because the imperial palace is in the center of the Tokyo business area. Some people do koukyo running before or after work. In this article, we will talk about koukyo running, covering the course, manners, and how to enjoy koukyo running. AtsuyaKoukyo running is a must-run course ...

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