Hotsui Matsuri Day 1 – Festival Games

Happy Hotsui Matsuri everyone! I hope you all read Star’s opening post the other day about this next campaign which — whoops. Is kicking off this month! I personally enjoy Hotsui Matsuri because it leads up to Obon Odori–which you can read all about in Star’s post from last year! Our local Obon Odori fest … More Hotsui Matsuri Day 1 – Festival Games

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

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!

What is Matsuri anyways?– So glad you asked!

It’s me, Star, kicking off our very own HOTSUI MATSURI. With the most important question to answer. What is a Matsuri? Well, Matsuri quite literally means festival. They are also like fests here with food stalls, vendors, decorations, activities related to the celebration. Everyone wears appropriate outfits and cookies depending on the season some in … More What is Matsuri anyways?– So glad you asked!