Tag Archives: holidays

Festival of Lights, Apartment-Style

I narrowed the Hanukkah decorations down to a single Rubbermaid bin for the trip across the world and last week we unpacked it and set to work. Cute Husband was a bit baffled by this effort as we will be … Continue reading

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A Great Miracle Happened Here

And by that I mean I hand sewed something. Seriously, this project was untouched by my beloved glue gun, I swear to you.  Trust me, there were times I was tempted.  Because as usual, the idea in my head was … Continue reading

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Tiptoeing into the Holidays

Thanksgiving has come and gone rather quietly in Tokyo.  No national holiday.  No days off school or work.  No Black Friday shopping extravaganza.  Just a delicious buffet at the American Club with many of our friends and fellow Expats where … Continue reading

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Meiji Jingu Visit

So my friend Linda and I have tried to find a time to go to Meiji Shrine for over a month now and we just haven’t been able to make it happen {including a guilt-ridden cancellation on my part a … Continue reading

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Halloween, Tokyo-Style

In our mad dash to get everything we needed before leaving for Japan, we scrambled to address “The Halloween Issue.”  We’d been told that Halloween in Japan is a big deal in recent years, but like everything else, costumes were … Continue reading

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L’Shana Tova, Asian-Style

L’shana Tova to our Jewish friends and family this Rosh Hashanah. This is the first {of what we know will be many} holiday we have spent on our own in our new home and country.  Services at our new synagogue were … Continue reading

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Our Passover Seder

I’ve recovered enough from Passover preparations, shopping, cleaning, cooking and a bizarre mid-day interlude of chandelier shopping {hey, when my husband is in the mood to shop for light fixtures, I leave the house with my apron on!} to post some photos. … Continue reading

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