A seasonal Japanese custom ‘Changing your wardrobe’

Traditionally, we change the clothes in our closet twice a year, known as koromogae, in June and October, in accord with the changing seasons. It’s just a custom and not a duty, but many companies and schools have a winter and summer version of uniforms. Generally, the uniforms are thick clothes in dark colors for winter and lighter-colored, light clothes for summer.

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We will have available apartments from May 15th

We will have more available apartments after May 15th!

We have variety of Renting / Stay plans which would meet your life style and budget! For more details, please e-mail us at reservations@liberty-cove-house.com

We are welcoming TDY, PCS and people who are looking for temporary house until you find your permanent residence in Japan!

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21 things people miss after leaving Japan

The article – 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

Is it true? Do you miss these things?

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  1. A set, non-weird, phrase for thanking your colleagues for their hard work
  2. Moist towels in restaurants and cafes
  3. No tipping, but getting first-class service anyway

4. Japanese (home) baths

5. A greater feeling of personal safety

6. The little money trays in shops

7. Clean, crisp money

8. Amazing independent cafes

9. The obligatory “kanpai” before drinking

10. The amazing postal service

11. Paying for stuff at the door

12. The food

13. Complimentary glasses of water everywhere

14. Everyone making a big deal of the seasons

15. “Zakka” shops

16. Toilets and bathrooms being in separate rooms

17. Decent food at the convenience store

18. Sitting under a kotatsu

19. Onigiri

20. Shoes off in the house

21. And finally… The “time to go home, kids” jingle

For details check this website:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/21-things-people-miss-after-leaving-japan

 

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Constitution Memorial Day – Japanese National Holiday

On May 3rd, 1947, the current Constitution of Japan came into effect. To commemorate it, May 3rd was designated a national holiday. This is the day when we should reflect on the principles of the Constitution and the meaning of democracy. However most of Japanese people enjoy as Golden Week holidays.

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Today is national holiday

Today is also considered national holiday. Yesterday was only national holiday for 2019 – Reiwa era has begun and tomorrow is Midori (Green) national holiday. In Japanese law, if a day is between holidays then it becomes holiday. Just like a Othello game. That is why this year we have 10 days holidays.

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Reina era begins today

Many Japanese celebrated the start of the Reiwa Era today with their family, friends and loved ones — some with newborn babies — as Shinto shrines and popular spots across the country were crowded with visitors keen to take in the festive atmosphere.

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Sagami Big Kite Festival – The biggest kite in Japan

Big Kite Festival is held on May 4th and 5th in Sagami.

This kite is the biggest in Japan. The size it about 47.85 feet all around and the weight is 2090 lbs. This festival has started since 1830. This is a traditional event.

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For more information, please ask our Liberty Cove House Concierge.

 

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Yakitori – skewered chicken

If you like to try out Japanese food – you don’t want to have any weird stuff,,, like raw octopus, organs or crunchy stuff at the end of chicken wings… I recommend Yakitori for Japanese-food-first-timers. Yakitori, grilled chicken, is commonly a Japanese type of skewered chicken.

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They are served at traditionally small restaurants or stands – they are called Yakitor-ya. They grill yakitori to order over charcoal. It’s marinated Teriyaki-taste sauce or salted. Yakitori-ya has variety of skewers – most popular kind for foreigner is asparagus wrapped with bacon. Some yakitori-ya do very good job. They grilled just right – crispy outside and juicy inside.

In Yokosuka, walking distance from Liberty Cove House, there are lots Yakitori place around. Our concierge will tell you where it the best to go.

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Easter Weekend

Main religion in Japan is dominated by Shinto and Buddhism. Christian and other religion are still minor but it exists. Japan has been receptive western culture and events – Christmas, Valentines’ day and more!  Not so many Japanese people knew about Halloween 10 years ago. And now Halloween event is one of the biggest event for a year now!

What about Easter? It is still not known as Halloween, however some big companies in Japan start to cerebrate Easter – Tokyo Disney land, Fuji-kyu High land and some snack companies (KitKat , Buskin Robbins and more!) So maybe 10 years from now, Easter will be a big deal for Japanese people.

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Liberty Cove House available in May

We will have some apartment openings in middle of May!

We have variety of Renting / Stay plans which would meet your life style and budget! We welcome TDY, TAD and PCS, also who are looking for temporary housing until you find your permanent home in Japan. For more details, please e-mail us at reservations@liberty-cove-house.com

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