Tag Archives: Oyama
Like many things in Japan, dressing in a kimono is a thoughtful, artistic process. Composed of many layers of cloth, there are a multitude of options when it comes to tying the individual pieces. The 帯 obi (sash-like piece around the … Continue reading
In Japanese there is no “s” as we understand it in English. The language uses moras, so in the S category you have sa, shi, su, se, and so. Because of this, the Japanese accent can make some English words … Continue reading
On November 27, 2011, I attended the “Hand Bell Family Concert” hosted at Hakuoh University, the nearby college in Oyama. A few weeks ago, the mother of two of my students (Haruna and Natsumi) handed me a flyer for this … Continue reading
Thanksgiving There is so such holiday in Japan. Though they do celebrate Labour Thanksgiving on November 23 each year, it’s not a very important holiday. In fact, one of my adult conversation students had work that day. I explained the … Continue reading
A new torii (gate) under construction at the main shrine in town.
<<day 5 PHOTOS! For the sixth day of our week-long trip we took the train to Osaka to see Osaka Castle and Tsutenkaku Tower. Osaka Castle is actually Osaka Castle Museum. The inside is full displays, including old armor & … Continue reading