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Japan by Prefecture: Gifu (岐阜県)

Japan by Prefecture: Gifu (岐阜県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Gifu (岐阜県). Gifu Prefecture is part of the Chubu Region (中部地方) and the capital is Gifu City (岐阜市). I’ve been to a couple of places in Gifu … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Takayama

Japan 2014: Takayama

I’ve been spending the bank holiday weekend here in the UK trying to catch up with life. I still have hundreds of photos to edit and upload, but I’m making progress. Today I’ve reached 16th May, which was the day I left my tour group behind and made my way to Takayama (高山) by myself. It … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #25

Weekly Shiritori #25

Last week’s post was about Chipsu (チップス), so this week I need to start with  す (su). Thank you for all your suggestions: japanaustralia with sukiyaki (すき焼き / a Japanese dish with beef), suika (スイカ / watermelon), sumi (墨 / ink), supōtsu (スポーツ / sport) and suzume (すずめ / tree sparrow), and ラマタ with sumo (相撲). They were … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #13

Weekly Shiritori #13

Last week’s post was about Shizuoka ( しずおか/ 静岡), so this week I need to start with か (ka). I decided to write about… Kamishibai ( かみしばい/ 紙芝居) Kamishibai is a traditional form of storytelling, which uses pictures on paper. The pictures are usually placed into some kind of frame, as you can see in the … Continue reading

Showa Mura

On December 31st, some friends took my mum and I to Showa Mura in Gifu Prefecture.  Sorry, that website is in Japanese and I can’t find any real information about it in English (unlike its slightly more popular cousin, Meiji Mura).  Showa Mura, as you would expect, celebrates the Showa period of Japanese history, 1926 … Continue reading