summer

Radio exercise: It is Exercise that everyone knows if they are Japanese.

 

There is a certain exercise that probably no Japanese has missed to learn how to exert. ‘Radio-taiso’, literally means radio exercise, was first introduced in 1928. Ever since, it has been a part of learning at every primary school in Japan. Radio-taiso is exercised by following the sound of piano music and verbal guidance broadcasted by the national radio station. The purpose of radio-taiso chiefly is to strengthen people’s health and to develop the sense of unity. The radio broadcast is every early morning but the exercise can be conducted anytime at your convenience using recorded version. Radio-taiso is such ...

How eagerly I have been waiting for Summer holiday!

Every school kids are looking forward to the summer vacation. The summer vacation is the longest school holiday, though in fact the regions where people experience heavy snow or tough coldness, winter vacation is the major holiday of the year and the summer vacation is just transient. However, summer vacation must be the most active and awaited holidays for everyone as it is the best season to visit the sea and mountains! In Tokyo region, for example, it starts from around 20th July until the end of August For compulsory education students – primary and junior high school – there ...

Japan summer is Hot and Humid! I highly recommend you to go to Beach resort.

Every coast region have some beach resorts of which they are proud. The announcement of the termination of the rainy season is the notice of the arrival of the summer. People flock to the sunny beaches with families and friends. They enjoy dipping themselves into the sea water, sunbathing or play some beach sports.   Umi-no-ie The beach side will be filled with temporary cottages called ‘Umi-no-ie’ (beach house) Umi-no-ie provides various services for visitors to satisfy every kind of needs they would wish to have; shower and bathrooms, space to relax, and serves drinks and light meals. They are ...

If you love festivals, you should go to Japan in summer

Summer festival -Natsu-matsuri in Japanese - is one of the largest events in each community. Some of them are so prominent that attract a flock of visitors and tourists, even from abroad. But in fact, almost every local community holds their own summer festival. So just imagine thousands of summer festivals are happening throughout the season, throughout Japan. Such local-based Natsu-matsuri is a great opportunity for reconnection among the neighbours; people are too busy with each body’s activities - a person who lives in your next door doesn’t mean you can catch often.   But the day of the Natsu-matsuri ...

At school in Japan We will teach swimming from elementary school.

wimming lesson seems to be set as one of the crucial parts of the education in Japan. Every school usually is equipped with a swimming pool, and kindergarten will not complete their time-table without giving children a dip during the mid-summer Learning swimming at swimming club is one of the most popular activities that parents arrange for their small children, often for health purpose, as many parents claim that the children became tougher against cold after starting swimming lessons. Swimming in school curriculum starts in June in Kanto region. It is still in the middle of annual rainy season so ...

Mugicya is the most suitable drink for the summer.

 

Probably, green tea is known as Japan’s most popular drink. However, ‘Mugicha’ is actually the most popular one during the summer seasons in Japan. Almost definitely, it will be found in everyone’s fridges. So what is Mugicha? Mugi-cha literally means ‘barley-tea’. To be qualified as the most popular drink, it is just simple to prepare; bring the water to boil then just add a cupful of whole roasted barley grains (mugi). Here’s the clear brown tea done! Since it uses roasted barley, it’s caffeine-free. So it is a good drink for everyone from children to elders. Commonly, it is drunk ...

Fireworks display is one of the highlights of the summer in Japan.

 

Fireworks festival ‘Hanabi-taikai’ is the event that Japanese summer cannot be enjoyed fully without. There are number of very famous spots in Japan for hanabi-taikai, where people visit to see the splendid show of dozens of fireworks. Some of them are held at the river banks to maximize the visual effects of the reflection over the water. But not only such big events should be spotted. Small-scale local-based firework festivals are everywhere throughout the summer season. Fireworks are popular in every part of the world, to enjoy the light, sound and smoke etc. But Japanese fireworks are more for its ...

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