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5 Facts About Japan’s Famous “Maneki Neko,” the Lucky Cat

Happy Maneki Nekko Day! Japan sets aside one day every year to celebrate on of their most iconic characters, maneki nekko! Today, September 29th, is Maneki Neko Day! [caption id="attachment_28572" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Maneki neko at Gotokuji Temple.Photo credit: www.tofugu.com[/caption] This adorable little cat is usually placed at the...

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Tsukimi: Japanese Harvest Moon Festival

Tsukimi Did you celebrate the harvest moon this week? Here in Osaka, it was too cloudy to fully appreciate the full moon. However, tsukimi (moon viewing) is a holiday and, despite the cloudy weather, many people around Japan, and throughout Asia, celebrated. https://www.instagram.com/p/BKXlyi7AIoN/?tagged=tsukimi&hl=en What is Tsukimi? Tsukimi literally means...