Ok, this post is pretty belated, but it’s important that I tell you about Setsubun, a Japanese holiday whose good-luck customs are as follows: 1) Face a specific cardinal direction and eat an ehō-maki (lucky sushi roll) in total silence. 2) Throw beans at an oni. Setsubun was on February 3, and our friend Zack hosted … More Let’s talk about Se-tsu-bun
Nakatsu got a rare snowfall last weekend. It was especially beautiful out in Imazu around my countryside school. It fell at its heaviest on Sunday. John and I stayed shut in our house, catching up on work, Skype dates, and Supernatural. That night, I got an email from my supervisor that school was cancelled and I could stay home … More Snow day!