Coronavirus in Tokyo, Day 3: Sukiyaki, Spaghetti, and Baby Chicks

Not only have all classes been cancelled, but also, our work schedule has been shifted to avoid the commuter rush. Our work day for this month now officially starts at 10:30 AM. That means I have plenty of time in the morning. What did I decide to do with all this time, you ask? IContinue reading “Coronavirus in Tokyo, Day 3: Sukiyaki, Spaghetti, and Baby Chicks”

Mochitsuki in Tokyo!

At noon today, there was a mochitsuki on Kyokai-dori, right by Ogikubo Station. Kyokai-dori literally means “Church Street” (although it is simply a nice pedestrian street with many neat shops and restaurants). And, a mochitsuki is the Japanese tradition of pounding steamed rice in a wooden barrel to make mochi. Even though I got thereContinue reading “Mochitsuki in Tokyo!”

Ogikubo Sports Centre Open House

This weekend, I went to my local sports centre for the first time. In Japanese, it is called a taikukan. It turns out that it is actually very close to my school. Today was an open house day at the sports centre, so there were various activities happening all throughout the building, and you couldContinue reading “Ogikubo Sports Centre Open House”

Suginami Folk Museum

I went out exploring the area around my hotel. I walked up to Ogikubo Station, and from there, took a right and wandered through some winding streets, hoping to stumble across something interesting. Sure enough, I soon came across the Suginami Folk Museum annex (called Suginami Kuritsu Kyodo Hakubutsukan Bunkan). The main branch is elsewhereContinue reading “Suginami Folk Museum”

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