Month: December 2022

Monkeys relaxing in a hot spring, Hakodate, Hokkaido

A hot spring has been available at a botanical garden in the hot spring resort area of Hakodate since January 1, and visitors are enjoying the sight of the monkeys warming themselves in the snowy hot water.     About 50 Japanese macaques are kept at the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden in Yugawa-cho, Hakodate City, […]

Daruma-san Koronada! Serious competition in a nostalgic game, Nara

The “National Daruma-san Koronda Championship” was held in Oji Town, Nara Prefecture, in October this year. The competition was to decide who would be the best in Japan in a serious game of “Daruma-san korodera,” a nostalgic game.   (You can view English subtitles by using youtube’s automatic translation feature.)   The venue for the […]