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.

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.