Weekly Kanji – 風 – wind

The family has been out of commission for almost a week, down with a cold. Of course, everyone has been sick one after the other so it’s been dragging for a while! This week’s kanji is 風 – wind – because it is used in 風邪 – common cold.  Kun : かぜ、かざ (Kaze, kaza) On: … [Read more…]

Up and Down the Hill

As I was going down the hill fast on my bike, I enjoyed the wind on my face. A light rain was falling and my son was quietly sleeping in his seat, allowing my mind to wander in peace.  Our apartment building is on top of a small mountain. Whn you bike everyday, you notice … [Read more…]

Japanese Summer Treats

Along with summer time comes many delicious seasonal treats you can enjoy with the kids. Here’s a few you should definitely try if you come to Japan during summer time. Warabimochi Warabimochi are usually made with Warabi plant starch, but since it is expensive, I have mostly seen them made with potato or corn starch. … [Read more…]