Chopstick and Hashikura Temple

I have my own chopsticks for private use. In Japan having your own chopsticks and your bowl for rice and sometimes  your bowl for soup and your cup for Japanese tea is very common.   People often give Meoto-bashi, Meoto-jawan or Meoto-yunomi (meoto means a couple, Mr. and Mrs.), two pair of chopsticks, a pair … [Read more…]

The Setsubun Event

Today is the day called risshun in Japan, the beginning of spring. (But spring has come just on calendar, it’s very very cold today.) And day on which season changes (on calendar) is called setsubun.   Yesterday we hold the setsubun event. If people from overseas saw the event, they though it very outlandish. Before … [Read more…]