Day 5 of Hotsui Matsuri: Nihongo Legends – Tanuki Time

Hello and welcome back to Hotsui Matsuri! Today is day five of Hotsui Matsuri and we’re also going to be doing yet another Nihongo Legends post! And this time? This time we’re going to be talking about a folklore legend that is seeped in actual truth: the legend of the Tanuki. What is a Tanuki? … More Day 5 of Hotsui Matsuri: Nihongo Legends – Tanuki Time

Day 4 of Hotsui Matsuri: What is Obon- Demystifying Japanese culture

Heyo~ Welcome to the 4th day of Hotsui Matsuri! What better way to start off Obon then to explain what it is, amirite? What is Obon? Obon is a celebration of life of ancestors that has passed on. Similar to the Mexican, Day of the Dead holiday. The belief is that during this time of … More Day 4 of Hotsui Matsuri: What is Obon- Demystifying Japanese culture

Day 3 of Hotsui Matsuri: Nihongo Legends- The Mighty Kappa

Hey ya’ll. It’s Luna here, and today for Hotsui Matsuri I wanna talk about some Nihongo Legends. And today? Today on Nihongo Legends, we’re going to be talking about one of my favorite Japanese creatures; the legend of the Kappa. Why do I like Kappa? Literally no idea. But I have been interested in them … More Day 3 of Hotsui Matsuri: Nihongo Legends- The Mighty Kappa

Day 2 of Hotsui Matsuri: Nihongo Legends- Shrine Maidens

Welcome to day two of Hotsui Matruri! Last year, we cover shrines and legends, which means it’s only natural that we talk about Shrine Maidens this year. This beautiful culture is mesmerizing and it’s stories are captivating. These maidens are the gems of Shinto. History Shrine Maidens also known as Miko or Fujo are trained … More Day 2 of Hotsui Matsuri: Nihongo Legends- Shrine Maidens

Day 1 of Hotsui Matsuri: Traditional Japanese Instruments

Welcome, welcome to day number one of Hotsui Matsuri! Kicking off our blog summer festival, we’re going to be talking about something that I personally love, and that I’ve been seeing a lot of anime focusing around in the past few years: traditional Japanese instruments. Because yes. I am that person who would go watch … More Day 1 of Hotsui Matsuri: Traditional Japanese Instruments

Happy Hotsui Matsuri!

The breeze dances through the paper lanterns that adorn the streets. The sound of chattering comes from the long row of festival stalls, and the smells of divine festival food fills the air. You shift to fix your yukata, pause to breath in the scent of fresh Taiyaki, and then look up to the sun’s … More Happy Hotsui Matsuri!