Month: November 2022

Christmas tree in the sea, Kushimoto-cho, Wakayama

A Christmas tree has been set up underwater in the town of Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, one of the best diving spots in Japan.     Every year, the Kushimoto Diving Association, a group of local diving companies, installs a Christmas tree to encourage divers to enjoy exploring the sea during this time of year when […]

Okashi no Machioka offers 1,000 kinds of Japanese snacks at very low prices!

Have you heard of “Okashi no Machioka” which operates mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area? It sells attractive inexpensive snacks at reasonable prices. Okashi no Machioka sells a wide range of products, from large-volume confections reminiscent of old-time candy stores to one-off items, all at inexpensive prices.     Operating nearly 200 stores in the […]

Lion escapes after huge earthquake! Drill at Tennoji Zoo, Osaka

  A drill was held at Osaka’s Tennoji Zoo in the event of a huge earthquake that caused lions in the zoo to escape.     The drill was held at the Tennoji Zoo in Osaka City with visitors in attendance, and in addition to staff and employees, the fire department participated for the first […]

Cosplay enthusiasts from all over Japan held the first event in three years in Shizuoka City

For the first time in three years, cosplay enthusiasts from all over Japan gathered at a shopping street in Shizuoka City to enjoy taking pictures of themselves dressed as anime and movie characters.   (You can view English subtitles by using youtube’s automatic translation feature.)   The “Mt. Fuji Cosplay World Convention” had been held […]

Professional wrestling train – Showing off their skills using the strap and handrail, JR Kururi Line, Chiba

A “pro-wrestling train” featuring pro-wrestling matches was operated on the JR Kururi Line running along the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture.     The “Pro-Wrestling Train” was operated by the JR East Chiba Branch on the Kururi Line running in the Boso Peninsula, Chiba Prefecture, in order to promote the attractiveness of the train line […]

“Taijima” changes to “Kinmedai” in the morning sun in Kushimoto, Wakayama

Located off the coast of Kushimoto-cho, Wakayama Prefecture, the southernmost tip of Honshu, this island is shaped like a fish “tai,” and the morning sun shines through the hole in the “eye” of the island, creating a fantastic sight of the island’s shadow emerging like a “kinmedai.     Tai Island, located approximately 1 km […]

Yellow, white and pink tama-chrysanthemums are at their best at Akabori Kogiku-no-sato, Isesaki

Yellow, white, and pink tama-chrysanthemums are now at their best at “Akabori Kogiku no Sato” in Isomachi, Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, delighting visitors strolling around.     Akabori-Kogiku-no-sato is a famous flower viewing spot with a great view of Mount Akagi to the north, Mount Asama, Mount Haruna, and Mount Myogi to the west, and […]