Tag Archives: Winter

[Photoblog] A Feeling of Winter

When Miki, the photographer looked at a window of a store, she found a maple leaf and a bare branch. She sensed that winter is approaching a little closer. Copyright(C)…

[Photoblog] Snow Country?

Where on earth is this? It does not look like Nara at all… Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

[Photoblog] At Dusk

On February 11, the plains in Nara was covered with snow for the first time in years. Miki took this picture at Nigatsudo in Todaiji Temple. Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s…

[Photoblog] Break in the Snowfall

It is the five-storied pagoda of Kofukuji Temple dusted with snow. Copyright(C) Miki   →Miki’s twitter← (English is OK)

A Convenient Table Sake Heater for “Atsukan” Warm/Hot Sake

  After having been hit by a heat wave, it was getting cooler in Japan since last week. When it gets colder, the Japanese enjoy having heated sake, which we…

Ice Hole Fishing Wakasagi — Japanese Smelt

    During winter, a lot of fisher’s tents are seen on iced lakes in Japan. Their target is wakasagi (Japanese smelt), and it’s only about 15cm or smaller.  

Japanese Snow Monkeys in Hot Spring

  Not only Japanese people but also Japanese monkeys love hot springs!!    

YAKIIMO — Baked Sweet Potato Vender in Japan

  During winter, simply baked sweet potato, yakiimo is eaten as snack in Japan. Home baked yakiimo are good but it’s easy to get from a yakiimo vender who drives…

Disposable and Reusable Japanese Pocket Warmers, KAIRO

    There are varieties of pocket warmers, called ”KAIRO” in Japanese sold in Japan, and you can get one at any convenience stores, supermarkets and drug stores. The major…

Japanese Stylish Humidifiers

Even though Japan is an island, it gets really dry during winter.

ODEN — Japanese Winter Dish

    Oden is a Japanese hot pot which includes boiled eggs, daikon radish, konnyaku, fried tofu pouch with mochi, and different kinds of fish cakes. The ingredients are stewed…