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The Omikoshi for Kids

Each year, during the town festival, apart from all the food and games stalls, residents can participate in carrying an omikoshi or portable shrine. It is said that the portable shrine temporarily houses the gods of that town’s main shrine. On the first day of the festival weekend, people from each town gather at the […]

Almost time for the health check-up

Arisa will be 3 years old soon so it’s almost time for her physical examination 検診(けんしん). The ward office 区役所 (くやくしょ) sends out letters and appropriate forms (all in Japanese of course- I will make a note if they start sending forms in other languages) to parents of all the children this age to prepare […]