culture and communication

Japanese traditional means of keeping cool – wind and water

Feeling the heat? Then get out of the kitchen and check out these two great blog posts by my Nara Lady English bloggers: wind chime temple by Nara storyteller, and have a bit of coolness, by Sarah Need still more…

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Cherry blossom viewing? There’s an app for that! Check out the “hanami” app for iPhone & Android

Impress your friends: tell them where the best spots for “hanami” (cherry-blossom viewing) and exactly what stage the blossoms are at, just using this nifty cell-phone app.

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