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Keeping Demons Away in Uwajima, Japan

Keeping Demons Away in Uwajima, Japan

Hallowe’en has become incredibly popular in Japan, but keeping demons away is nothing new.  Every year, Okayama has their festival called Uraja, which is also known as Oni Matsuri (Demon Festival), but in a small city in southern Shikoku called…

World Superstitions – Part Three

World Superstitions – Part Three

Sorry for the delay in posting part three of World Superstitions.  I’ve been trekking around Europe and surprisingly, I’ve had a lot of Internet trouble. I wonder if this is a string of bad luck…dun, dun, duuuun! A black cat…

International Women’s Day in Russia

International Women’s Day in Russia

😀 Happy International Women’s Day! 😀   In Russia, International Women’s Day, or Международный женский день (Me-zhdu-na-rod-nii zhen-ski dyen), is very important.  It’s also called the Day of Spring and Flowers; I’ve never seen so many people walking around with flowers, which…

The Top 5 Things to Do in Naha, Okinawa

The Top 5 Things to Do in Naha, Okinawa

I’ve wanted to go to Okinawa since I first set foot in Japan, but it was half the price to go to nearby Asia countries instead of Naha.  Upon discovery of JetSTAR’s cheap, irresistible airfares, I finally made it last…

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