Category Archives: Festivals

Lantern Festival in Hong Kong

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A Room with a View of Hong Kong

I’m staying in Central and looking forward to today. Flower markets, lantern festival, and my favorite food- dim sum. It is rainy season but the forecast looks good. This weekend is the last of the celebrations for Lunar New Year. … Continue reading

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Sapporo Snow Festival – Part Deux

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Snow Glorious Snow Festival!

Sapporo Snow Festival attracts 2 million visitors and my bestie and I were 2 of them. Weather: It snowed every day and was crazy windy.  The high was in the 20’s (F).  We had a nice sunny Saturday.  For the … Continue reading

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Sapporo Snow Festival – Here We Come!

Tomorrow, one of my best friends and I will be meeting in Sapporo for a girls getaway weekend.  How great is it that she’s doin’ the expat thing in South Korea while I am in Japan!  Incidentally, this is the … Continue reading

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Setsubun at Sensoji: Beans, Bobble-Heads, and Bananas

Setsubun Festival celebrates the beginning of spring.  And what a fun time at Sensoji.  I arrived just in time for a mid-day bean throwing. Beans. After the beans, they paraded out of the temple.  Just when I thought the party … Continue reading

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You’ll Bean Your Eye Out

Setsubun is the bean-throwing festival signaling the beginning of Spring, which will occur this Sunday, February 3rd. [Eat your heart out, Denverites.] Can you imagine such an event in the US? The symbology is that the beans are casting out … Continue reading

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