Posts Tagged ‘festival’

Human Day and the Festival of Seven Herbs

January 7, 2009

Nanakusa-Gayu (七草粥) - 7 herb porridge

Today, 7th January, is Jinjitsu, or “Human Day”.

On this day the Japanese traditionally celebrate Nanakusa no Sekku (The Festival of Seven Herbs) by eating Nanakusa-Gayu – a rice porridge made with 7 different types of herb.

The porridge is supposed to ensure good health for the coming year.

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Yokohama Oktoberfest

October 13, 2008

Yokohama Oktoberfest 2008

We went down to Yokohama yesterday to visit the Yokohama Oktoberfest.

Photos: Yokohama Oktoberfest 2008.

Compared to Munich, it was incredibly expensive – ¥3600 (about €26) for a Maß of Spaten Oktoberfest Bier, and ¥1000 (about €7) for a couple of sausages. I made do with a half liter of Erdinger Dunkles Weißbier for ¥1300 (about €9,50).

We stayed a couple of hours and then went for a walk around Chinatown, where we had an early dinner before going back to Tokyo.