My hometown is located in the Kanto region of central Honshu. It’s not too far from Tokyo but it’s a typical rural city where farming is still one of the major industries.
The whole area including my hometown is called Kanto Plain. The land is flat and there are many rivers. The middle west of the Kanto Plain is especially good for producing rice.
What is the most famous Japanese folk tale? There are so many stories that have been told generation to generation. It is difficult to choose one but probably this story is one of the most famous.
I am Japanese and currently live in Canada.
In my childhood, I loved to listen to interesting stories from my family members. Some of them are very popular but I realized that some of them are not popular. For example, if I Google some of those obscure but unique stories that I know, they are not on-line. I’ve been thinking that if I can have some effective ways to tell those stories, I’d love to share those stories with more people. I thought blogging is the best way to start so that’s way I started my blog.
“Find Y shaped land and then bury him there.” My grandma told me this when my puppy died over 20 years ago.
One Sunday afternoon, my puppy got food poisoning and died in an awful way. I was so sad but that’s the life so I decided to bury him somewhere.
If you have visited Japan, you might have gotten at least one lucky charm or omamori from shrines or temples.
They are usually small bags, smaller than a business card, made out woven cloth. The purpose of charms depends on what you want or where you bought them.