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Ueno Park nighttime - Sakura season
Ueno park at the height of the sakura blooming season - crowded with parties, families and tourists... (2018/03/24)
“Doki no Sakura” (“Cherry Blossom Classmates”)
At the end of morning meditation and a talk by the Director of Danshukai, residents sing the song “Doki no Sakura” (“Cherry Blossom Classmates”). This was a song popular in WW2 using lyrics from by poet Yaso Saijo that liken the ill-fated Imperial Japanese Navy pilots to sakura petals that will “meet one day again at Yasukuni Shrine.” (2013/12/17)
Okonomiyaki in Teramachi, Kyoto
The Teramachi Shopping Arcade is a major retail centre in Kyoto which includes the famous Nishiki Market (for fresh and processed foods). Carolyn Stevens and Shuhei Hosokawa meet with their families for a casual meal of okonomiyaki (savory pancakes). Sometimes they are also served with noodles (yakisoba) and other dishes. In recent times, okonomiyaki recipes have become more innovative, including different ingredients. In this photograph, a cheese pancake is featured. (2015/04/05)

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Nightlife in Shibuya

Thu Jun 09 2016 by Richard Chenhall

“The nightlife is defined by Japanese more what by what it does than by where is exists”, says Anne Allison in her book about Tokyo clubs and bars (Nightwork 1994, p. 33). Accordingly, Sonic Japan features sounds made in various places in the public and private spheres. Sounds heard in...>>