Jan 02 ,2019 SERIES

[ How old are you this year? Introducing the yakudoshi (calamitous years)in Japan ]

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)

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Jan 15 ,2019 SERIES

Yuko's Trip at Osaka #4 [ Let's pray for this year at Hatsumode ]

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!

  • Spot & Travel
Feb 01 ,2019 SERIES

[ Do you eat sushi rolls quietly? A little unusual Japanese culture ]

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.

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Feb 15 ,2019 SERIES

Yuko's Trip @OSAKA#5 [ Unexpected sightseeing spot in Osaka Castle Park ]

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!

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Mar 01 ,2019 SERIES

[ The custom to give the second button as a present in graduation ceremony]

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.

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Mar 15 ,2019 SERIES

Yuko's Trip @ OSAKA # 6 [ The charm of Osaka and Umeda Hub station ]

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!

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Apr 01 ,2019 SERIES

[ Spring, the season of entrance ceremony ]

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.

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Apr 15 ,2019 SERIES

BOW's Trip @ # 1 [ Come and worship at Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine), the second to none super attraction in Tokyo ]

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.

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May 01 ,2019 SERIES

[ Golden Week, the longest vacation of Japan in 2019 ]

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!

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May 25 ,2019 SERIES

BOW's Trip @ TOKYO #2 Tokyo Tower -Speaking of Tokyo! The red tower that must go! -

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.

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Jun 13 ,2019 SERIES

[ A day that is easy to forget? Celebrate Father's Day in June ]

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.

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Jun 15 ,2019 SERIES

Yuko’s Four Panel Comic #001 [ Father's Day ]

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