Held annually in early February (typically on the 3rd), Setsubun is a custom that marks the official start of spring according to the Japanese lunar calendar.
Hashigo-nori is a traditional performance that attempts to pass on the techniques and methods of fireman in the Edo period. The performance is held every year on the coming-of-age day (second Monday of January) in front of the main hall of the Ikegami Honmonji Temple by the Omori Steeplejack Association. Don’t miss their acrobatic [...]
In the calm, early morning darkness, many Japanese wait to see the sunrise. It is January 1st, and it is the first sunrise of the year. Praying to the first sunrise of the year for health and happiness is just one of the interesting traditions of the Japanese New Year, the Shōgatsu. This important holiday [...]
The store sells Asian style dishes that utilize lots of herbs and spices.
The store sells asian style dishes that utilize lots of herbs and spices.
Flammarion opened in 1959, and is located in the quiet neighbourhood of Kugahara that is surrounded by the deep green of Japanese zelkova trees.
Forest, a 3 minute walk from Kugahara Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line, is located in the Lilac Avenue shopping street.
This local cake store has been a favorite in Kugahara since 1961. The "Stone Paving of Lilac Avenue", a kind of chocolate dessert, is a speciality of the Ota area.
The store was founded in the 3rd year of the Showa period, and has been making high quality, delicious tofu ever since. By using high quality, domestically grown soy beans, the products are given a special sweetness and flavor. Whilst of course having favorites such as momen, oboro, and zaru tofu, they also sell [...]
Ikegami Honmonji Oeshiki Festival is one of Tokyo’s most famous and memorable festivals, with a history dating back more than 730 years. The festival celebrates the anniversary of the death of famous Buddhist teacher and saint Nichiren. Oeshiki celebrations to honor Nichiren, founder of the Nichiren school of Buddhism, occur around Japan in mid-October, but the [...]