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A-Z of Japan: T is for…

When thinking about what to write about for T in this week’s A-Z of Japan, a lot of topics came to mind. Naturally, I thought of my favourite food: takoyaki (たこ焼き). I also thought of the wonderful music which comes from taiko (太鼓) drums. Of course, I could have simply written about Tokyo (東京). However, I’ve decided … Continue reading

Obon vacation part 2: Hamamatsu Castle

Hamamatsu Castle sits in the Castle Park on the edge of the city.  It’s easily accessible from Hamamatsu Station on foot, or by bus.  Like many castles in Japan, this castle is reconstructed.  To be honest, I don’t really like the reconstructed castles that much. Now, Inuyama Castle… there’s a real castle!  Anyway, it’s a … Continue reading

Tokugawa Art Museum

I went to the Tokugawa Art Museum in Nagoya yesterday. I’ll admit that I did think it might be a little dull, but it was actually really interesting! They had lots of information in English, too, so I could read about all of the artifacts. They had lots of displays. My favourite room was probably … Continue reading