Category: Japanese culture
Origami event at UQ art museumPosted on
折り紙（おりがみ）をつくりました。 Origami wo tsukurimashita. We went to an origami event hosted by UQ. The smallest ever 🙂 No one else except us and we were given some white A4 paper to fold the origami with DIY instructions. But still, we had fun.
Gogo Japanese T-shirt. Hoshii desuka?Posted on
We have 2 Gogo Japanese T-shirts left. Hoshii desuka?
what is Hanakin 花金はなんですか？Posted on
Hanakin refers to Friday is so good that it is like flower. It means that people don’t need to work next day so they can stay out late on Friday and enjoy without worrying about work the next day. 今夜は花金です。
Elementor #602Posted on
My old professor & mentor retirement party. お疲れ様でした。A night of tears, laughs and endless karaoke. Thank you sensei.
What a night! We celebrated bean-throwing festival and made lucky direction sushi rolls. Our many bean throwing athletes scared the onis away!
Setsubun (bean throwing festival)Posted on
Feb 3rd (Setsubun) is the day before spring in old calendar. Japanese people celebrate Setsubun by mame-maki (throwing beans), to cast out demons and invite good luck/happiness. While throwing beans, we chant Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi! (=Out with evils and in with fortune!)
boonenkai (忘年会)Posted on
Boonenkai can be directly translated into English to “forget the year party.” Japanese people would usually go out to a restaurant or bar, and it usually involves a lot of drinking (Yatta!!!). To thank each other for their hard work for the year, to forget any bad times or difficulties from the past year and […]