Happy New Year to everyone!
Sincerely hope all of you are better in this year.
Well, I will introduce you the Japanese cultures this time by taking"yakudoshi" as the main title.
"Taku" is a word that expresses sadness and disasters, and the words"yakudoshi" has been considered a unlucky from ancient time. "Yakudoshi" means that bad things relating to the age will happen to you. The age in the yakudoshi varies with the men and women, and the man will meet it three times, and the woman will be about four times. Moreover, "yakudoshi" is divided into three parts like the former,the middle and the latter covering the length of three years. Be sure to pay attention to such misfortune. (Yakudoshi can be found by counting the age)
The year has passed and it is January now. Yuko and Oliver decided to go to a famous Shrine in Osaka as a New Year 's visit. Yuko will act as a guide for Oliver visiting the Shrine and enjoy the first event of the year. Yuko is a guide in the Yukosutorabu @ OSAKA series touring project, and he will guide Osaka. Finally, a Osaka lecture is also available!
In the article of February last year, we introduced one of the Setsubun events called Mamemaki (Eating beans to drive away the evil! ⇦paste article link here please). This time we will introduce another Setsubun event called Eho-maki.
If you come to Osaka, be sure to visit Osaka-jo Castle Park. There are many places worthy to see besides the castle! Yuko's travel＠OSAKA series for your visiting Osaka guided by Yuko, this time Yuko will take an unforgettable sightseeing spot with Oliver in Osaka Castle Park. And at the end of the article, there will also be a lecture on Osaka dialect!
Which season in your country is the graduation ceremony in? In Japan, traditionally March is the time for graduation ceremony and April is the season for entrance ceremony. Not only in schools, in this time more people will have inaugural activities and job changes, which is the season when the social environment around one changes the most.
Spring is the season of encounter and farewell... Oliver is moving to Tokyo because of his parents' job transfer. To see off Oliver who is leaving for Tokyo, Yuko is on the way to Osaka Station. This part will be the end of the Osaka trips guided by Yuko -Yuko's Trip @OSAKA series. The article will end with a lecture on an Osaka dialect as usual!
Last month, I present to you the article about the Japanese graduation ceremony. When the graduation ceremony ends, the following will be entrance ceremony. To my surprise, I heard it is only in Japan that graduation ceremony and the entrance ceremony are held in spring, and in most countries, such events will be held in the fall.
Oliver left Osaka for Tokyo and starts a new life in Tokyo. When he left Osaka, Yuko introduced to Oliver a person and said that the person can help him in any way. Not yet familiar with Tokyo, Oliver contacted the person at once to meet him. Then who is "the person" on earth... Sightseeing series delivered by yukobow illustration, here comes the Tokyo part.
Japan has started a new era with changing her reign title to "Reiwa", but it is so exaggerated to say so, because in fact, our life has not changed too much. However, due to the accession of the new Mikado, there will be a big change, that is, the Golden Week of this year, a 10-day consecutive holiday. This time, I'd like to introduce to you this special Golden Week!
Last time, Oliver and Bow, the Yuko's friend, met in Harajuku. Finally he had a reliable (?) guide, so Oliver had certain expectation that he could go to every places in Tokyo. The trip for this time is a place where everyone must mention in Tokyo, it is the famous red tower. Then Bow and Oliver visit Bow's Travel@TOKYO Series in Tokyo. And Oliver's sweet and sour love letter that deserves attention.
The second Sunday of the past May is the "Mother's Day", Now, it is June, the Father's Day is coming up soon. Then do you know that the third Sunday of June in Japan is Father's Day? Besides Japan, other countries such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom have also designated the third Sunday of June as Father's Day. In some countries, the date and origin of the Father's Day are different.