Tag: traditions

Year Of The Pig

Year Of The Pig

Chinatown is such a remarkable and magical place for me. Growing up here in Northern California and attending University just across the bay from San Francisco _ this is where I discovered dim sum, tasted incredible birthday cakes from the best bakeries, and learned to […]

Summer in Little Tokyo

Summer in Little Tokyo

This year’s Nisei Week parade was really special here in Los Angeles. Not only was there the usual dance groups from Japan and the local taiko groups but the featured float was a traditional from Japan, known as NEBUTA. Painstakingly crafted and painted by artisans from […]

Japan Festivals – Sanja Matsuri in Tokyo

Japan Festivals – Sanja Matsuri in Tokyo

Japanese festivals captivate the energy of the local residents. Summer is the best time to see festival traditions and the colorful clothing such as HAPPI coats, HACHIMAKI head bands and beautiful kimono. You’ll also have a chance to taste so many unique snacks and see […]