Saturday, 27 February 2016

Tatoo is a controversial problem

A few years ago a tatooed tourist was prohibited to enter the hot springs,because most of hot springs(public bathe) and swimming pools prohibit tatooed people to enter.  In Japan gnagsters are usually tatooed,therefore tatooed person is considered as a gangster,but tatoo is getting popular as fashion in the world and it is just a tradtion religiously or culturally in some countries.

That tourist,who was prohibited to enter the hot springs,was naturally not a gangster. We Japanese think that our body is gifted by our parents,so it is undutiful to impurify the gifted body by tatoo.  Maybe this idea is getting oldfashioned for young people but  old people still against tatoo.

If tatoo covers all over the body and a little finger is cut off then you are 100% considered as a gangster here. 

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Spring is just around the courner

It is still cold early morning in Osaka but can feel warm day time.  Spring is just around the courner
and can enjoy viewing Japanese plum trees blossom at Osaka castle.
Please don't mistake this photo for cherry blossom we must wait one month more for them.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

My favorite food "Katsudon".

I recommend you my favorite food "Ktsudon" if you want to eat Japanese food at reasonable price and served fast.  Katsudon is pork cutlet with cooked egg that is topped on the rice.
There are many kinds of Katsudon and prices are depended on how to be cooked but you can eat  simply cooked one from 500Yen.  You should try it when you are in Japan.



Thursday, 4 February 2016

Bean throwing ceremony

We celebrate Setsubun on 3rd February, the last day of winter,and the day before the spring season.   Bean throwing ceremonies are held at shrines and private houses to drive away evil and bring good fortune in.

Yesterday I visited a famous shrine in my residential area to attend the bean throwing ceremony.

Zeremonie des Bohnenwerfens

Am 3. Februar werden Bohnen als die Setsubun-Zeremonie an den Schreinen und Häusern geworfen,um Übel zu vertreiben.  Setsubun bedeutet Ende des Winters und Vorfrühlingsanfang.