Writer: Koyomi

I’m a Japanese-American who lives in Japan.  Some of my favorite past-times range from learning choreography and ‘youtubing’ to putting a tasty meal on the table.  On the side I also enjoy art, teaching, and helping others.  I hope that you can find my articles enjoyable as well as helpful.

A firefly on someone's palm

Fireflies in Japan

In the land of the rising sun, fireflies are the image of summer. Many cities throughout Japan even host firefly viewing festivals, where locals and visitors alike are welcome to marvel at the beautiful flashes of light that these insects use to either attract a mate, signal distress, or warn off predators.

Eating Vegan at Healthy Penguin Café

As healthy lifestyles are picking up in popularity, more and more people are finding themselves opting for healthier food choices.  Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, or just someone looking for a delicious, but all the while, nutritious meal in Japan, Healthy Penguin Café in the Matsumoto City of Nagano is an amazing find!

A Japanese serow between the trees

The Japanese Serow: The Four-Legged Woods Dweller Native to Japan

The Japanese serow is an animal that has appeared in pop culture as well. It has been seen in the soccer based game and anime, “Inazuma Eleven GO”, and it is also said that the Ghibli character, the “Forest Spirit” in its deer form from Director Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke is based on the Japanese serow. Even the ever-so-popular Pokemon that a lot of us grew up watching has a character representation of this animal.

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