Tanabata Festival 七夕祭り

A Japanese summer is not complete without a summer festival, also known as “matsuri” in Japanese. My mother and grandparents used to take my brother and I to the matsuri every summer we visited Japan. The endless street food vendors, toys, games and the bon-odori and taiko performances have always fascinated me as a child, … Continue Reading

Matsuri in Asakusa

    My co-worker Alisa invited me to the Sanja Matsuri (三社祭り)in Asakusa, which was perfect because I have been wanting to go to Asakusa for quite some time now. It was even better with all of the festivities, booths, and good food. When I go to events like these, I feel grateful that I … Continue Reading