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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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Food

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I love eating. It has brought some great moments & lots of early morning run’s (which I do only to keep myself  around the M size – not because I love/enjoy/think its fun it’s not)  here it also brought some great moments of laughter and … Continue reading

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Its been a year ! חלפה שנה

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A year ago I landed in Japan, to join Ehud. Its been one heck of an experience. Like anything in life there was some good and not so good (in my attempt to think positively I won’t say bad) two of the best things … Continue reading

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