Category Archives: Japan

Tanabata (Star Festival)

Tanabata is a Japanese festival which takes place on the 7th of July. The story behind the festival is that this is the only night of the year when 2 deities (Orihime and Hikoboshi), who are lovers, are allowed to … Continue reading

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Japanese “Gacha Gacha”

In Japan you’ll see vending machines absolutely everywhere, but you’ll also see Gacha Gacha machines everywhere as well :) Every supermarket, shopping mall, department store, and even some local shops will have these things usually near the entrances……and that’s just … Continue reading

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Japanese Soft Drinks

In Japan they always seem to have such interesting soft drinks available, sometimes as limited editions and sometimes just as part of standard ranges, and so I always keep a look out for ones I haven’t tried before :) I … Continue reading

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