Higanbana

HIganbana: Various meanings of the red spider lily. Do you know why this flower is prohibited to decorate in a house?

Time for Remembering

The original meaning of “bu”(武) was a depiction of worrier boldly marching (足) into battle with halberd(戈) in hand. But later, its interpreation was changed as meaning …

Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival is held on 7th July every year. The tear jerk story is behind the date.

On the cusp of spring

Before cherry blossoms, we enjoy Ume plum blossoms. Comparing cherry blossoms, Ume is a utility flower.

Snow Country

In the Gokayama village in northern part of Japan, you can see well preserved the old Japanese way of life to this day.

Asakusa Cat

a precious cat stares longingly out the window at a crowd of people going to and fro. Telltale signs scattered about the room reveal why it appears to be upset.