Author Archives: Meirav Kallush

What’s the best winter fruit???

Notice, I didn’t write food, cause that will be Krembo*… In my very humble yet rabbinic opinion the best winter fruit is Pomelo. Back in Israel I used to buy 4-5 pomelos a week, and I probably would have gotten more if they weren’t … Continue reading

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New Year in Japan

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A week before winter break Mrs Hiromi, our pre – k teacher, taught us about new year celebrations in Japanese tradition, going to shrines praying for a good year, preparing rice cakes (Kagami mochi) and spending time with family.  As part of our lesson we prepared … Continue reading

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Christmas in Tsukuba

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Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Tsukuba has been decorated from the beginning of October, and I have to admit I’ve seen much better decorations, including Beth -Lechem during the Intifada….here’s the center piece they put up by the train station: At the local … Continue reading

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When East meets West – Japaneese meets Jewish and Israeli food

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Being veggie and kosher limits the amount of Japanese food I can sample (clearly not the sweet section…)    Last year our friends Takao and Mayoko introduced us to Mochi kinchaku: a little rice cake in a tofu-skin bag that looks like a little money sache’. Add it … Continue reading

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Shichi Go San (7-5-3)

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The first time I heard about shichi-go-san was last year in Mrs.Suzuki’s 1st grade class. They were learning about celebrations, I was helping out and learning too. This year I made sure to be out and about in shrines around Tokyo … Continue reading

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Treasures one can find while waiting for water to boil

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Yesterday I went to our staff room to make tea. The kettle takes hours to boil. Usually I sit around reading Magazines from IB world movement, but this time I went to explore the shelves! And what treasures I found … Continue reading

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I can read!

My knowledge of Japanese lays in 2 books I got for 2 courses I registered but never really went to,  hence: I really know nothing. Most of the time it means isolation yet through  my craving for familiar words my eyes catch any English … Continue reading

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