Month: January 2013

  • Blizzard! Run!

    Where I come from, snowmen aren’t made with two balls. In America, we build them with three. Frosty the Snowman, Sam the Snowman from Rudolph and his doppelganger Leon the Snowman from Elf all were made with three globes of snow. But here in Japan, they make them with two. When I asked where the […]

  • Tokyo New Year 2012

    For a country with such a long history, Japan has very little traditions of its own. Even though the Japanese emperor’s lineage dates back to 660 B.C., the country’s main religion (Buddhism) and crop (rice) are imports from China. It is the same with Japan’s most celebrated holiday, New Year’s. The New Year’s celebration in […]