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Otsukimi - Moon-Viewing Autumn Festival

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:10 AM


As soon as September begins up until the Harvest moon in October, Japanese Tea Ceremony is typically performed while viewing the Autumn Full Moon. This is the season when the sky is said to be at its clearest and the moon at its most beautiful.

The word Otsukimi literally translates to mean (Otsuki) Moon (Mi) Viewing.

 

The tradition includes decorations with rice dumplings called dango and stalks ...

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The Big Tea Tree in Happy City

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 6:40 PM




Anyone who knows me knows just how much I love trees.


I am a very tree lover.


There is just something mystical and magical about these beautiful Earthly creations. 


So when I heard that there was a...

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Ro - The Hearth of Sado

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 7:05 AM


Every three months the seasons change.


In the Northern hemisphere, around November (or even earlier), temperatures begin to drop and it starts getting colder and colder as the Winter Solstice approaches. 

With colder temperatures, a source of heat becomes ...

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