Autumn Festival

As we wrote on our blog before, we have many Natsumatsuri (Summer Festival) in Japan, but Autumn is also a season to see lots of Akimatsuri (Autumn Festival) in the towns. Local shrines hold the festivals to thank gods for the harvest, so the significance is almost same as that of  Thanksgiving. Here are some […]

Aromatherapy cycling

If you walk or bike around in Tokyo now, you can easily smell very sweet floral fragrance anywhere. Actually this is the fragrance of orange osmanthus (or sweet olive) . Each flower is not so big, but its fragrance is strong. We Japanese (Tokyo people) always feel autumn when we smell it. Ummmm… nice smell. Let’s breathe […]