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Apparently Mr. Matsuoka, who is a really good cook and made us a really nice lunch of roast beef, is also studying tea ceremony and had a sort of mock tea ceremony for us.
March 3: Hina Matsuri

April 16th 2008
VERY LATE, I know...as always! The pics are actually from March 2 Japanese Vocabulary Hina Matsuri: the Doll Festival ningyo: dolls Matsuoka Sensei, one of my JTE (Japanese Teacher of English), invited some of us to her place for a Hina Matsuri lunch. The Doll Festival, or Girl’s Day, is on March 3 (3/3) every year. Families, well actually, mothers put out ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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