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Japanese summer

08/10/2009

Japanese summer

Summer in Nagoya is especially hot and humid! This year however, clouds are quite frequent, making august much more bearable than usual. But if the weather changes, seasonal activities remain the same...

Category: Customs

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A beautiful wedding

04/20/2009

A beautiful wedding

Ten days ago, I attended a wedding in Japan for the first time. It was actually a mixed marriage between Alex, an English friend, and Asuka, his Japanese girlfriend...

Category: Customs

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Maple leaves 2008 - Kyoto

11/24/2008

Maple leaves 2008 - Kyoto

I've been very busy these last few weeks, and therefore haven't had time to update my trip to Okinawa. So today, here is a series of pictures taken yesterday in Kyoto. We are right in the maple leaves season...

Category: Customs

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花火, Japanese fireworks

09/14/2008

花火, Japanese fireworks

Today, let's talk about fireworks! As in most countries, they are very popular in Japan but they have some specificities which I would like to introduce...

Category: Customs

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Sakura 2008 in Kyoto

04/15/2008

Sakura 2008 in Kyoto

About ten days ago, we spent a day in Kyoto to see the cherry blossoms. The conditions were just perfect: saturday, perfect weather and full bloom...

Category: Customs

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Sakura 2008 in Nagoya

04/14/2008

Sakura 2008 in Nagoya

About two weeks ago, it was the cherry blossom season in central Japan. That season doesn't last long and no matter where, one has approximately a week to enjoy the best blooming and this can be much shorter if the weather conditions are not favorable...

Category: Customs

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