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Back in Beautiful Hawaii-ne

November 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Daily Life, hawaii

We arrived back in Honolulu on Tuesday – it’s now Friday and we are finally starting to get things unpacked and the cupboards here restocked for our short winter break from Japan.  Here’s a shot from our balcony in Hawaii Kai (about 20 minutes east of Waikiki) The time difference from Tokyo is only 19 […]

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Japanese New Year Tradition – Mochi

January 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Japanese New Year Tradition – Mochi · Art and Culture

In Japan one of the traditional activities of the new year celebration is the pounding of mochi. We also pound mochi here in Hawaii to celebrate the new year and if you click on the picture to the left you can view more photos and a video on mochi pounding in action (via the Honolulu […]

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