jasonarney:

Yatto yatto sa!These ladies are from the Shirubaa-ren… which while they have kanji for their team name, they are clearly running a pun on “Silver”… which could itself be any number of puns (elderly, second place, etc.). A matrixed pun-within-a-pun seems perfectly fitting for the “fool’s dance”.More from Matsuri:http://www.jasonarney.com/Galleries/Matsuri/ (The Nabeyoko Matsuri is 70% complete… what an eclectic event it was.)More on Shiburaa-ren:http://sirubaa.jp/ 

jasonarney:

Yatto yatto sa!

These ladies are from the Shirubaa-ren… which while they have kanji for their team name, they are clearly running a pun on “Silver”… which could itself be any number of puns (elderly, second place, etc.). A matrixed pun-within-a-pun seems perfectly fitting for the “fool’s dance”.

More from Matsuri:http://www.jasonarney.com/Galleries/Matsuri/ 
(The Nabeyoko Matsuri is 70% complete… what an eclectic event it was.)

More on Shiburaa-ren:
http://sirubaa.jp/ 

jasonarney:

 
Yatto yatto sa!Quality: http://smu.gs/1rY2C23 Raw passion separates the good dancers from the amazing, and without question, Hyottoko-ren is loaded with amazing. Each time I see them, I know there is no place they’d rather be, and in the same sense, I too know there is no place I’d rather be.Unfortunately, until next year, Hyottoko-ren are only conducting tryouts as they prepare for next year. Perhaps it’s time to make your debut!If you’d like to know more about Hyottoko-ren: http://www.hyottoko-ren.com/ 

jasonarney:

 
Yatto yatto sa!
Quality: http://smu.gs/1rY2C23 

Raw passion separates the good dancers from the amazing, and without question, Hyottoko-ren is loaded with amazing. Each time I see them, I know there is no place they’d rather be, and in the same sense, I too know there is no place I’d rather be.

Unfortunately, until next year, Hyottoko-ren are only conducting tryouts as they prepare for next year. Perhaps it’s time to make your debut!

If you’d like to know more about Hyottoko-ren: http://www.hyottoko-ren.com/ 

ainomessage:

500 Followers Giveaway!

Thank you all so much for sticking with me! To show my appreciation, I’m doing a giveaway with 6 different prizes

Prizes:
1. Sera Myu Petite Etrangere fold out flyer. There’s a full cast image on the back!
2. Sailor Moon Classic 2-sided Poster signed by Stephanie Sheh and Robbie Daymond.
3. Kodansha 2015 Calendar 
4. Sailor Moon Crystal promo postcard
5. Princess Serenity 2015 Schedule Book (better picture here)
6. Otakon Exclusive Viz Sailor Moon Coin

Rules:

  • Must be following this blog, this is a thank you to my followers!

  • Can reblog once a day until contest ends. Each reblog counts as one entry.

  • No using multiple blogs to enter.

  • You must be willing to provide your name and address!

Each reblog will be assigned a number and I’ll use a random number generator to give out prizes. One prize per person.

Giveaway ends September 15th at 10pm EST!

thekimonogallery:

Vintage Illustrations Of Japan by Marguerite Davis.  Published in 1934, the book’s title is “Growth In English”

I just went to put my garbage out at the curb. There was an old woman walking by and we exchanged pleasantries as we passed. After a moment, she paused and turned back to me, asking about my school. This in itself wouldn’t be too strange. Most foreigners in my area are teachers and it’s not a hard assumption to make. However, her exact words were, “You work at XX school, right?” She was right and I’d never seen her in my life.

I said yes and she went on to ask if I worked at the middle school in particular. Right again. I added that I worked at the elementary school too. She nodded, and that was about the end of our interaction.

It’s actually really common for the people in an ALT’s area to know about them, even if we don’t know anything about those neighbors in return. It just hasn’t happened to me in a while and the last time it did, the woman was completely wrong (She thought I was married and living with my (possibly Japanese) husband who parked his car in front of our apartment—it was my neighbor’s car. I’m not married). This time around, the woman didn’t even live in my apartment building. I think she lives in the house attached to the rice store across the street though, so she’s not that distant a neighbor…

thekimonogallery:

Kitazawa Hachimangu Matsuri – First Day.  Tokyo, Japan.  There were many visitors dressed in Yukata, the traditional summer dress here in Japan, and one of them even had the cutest uchiwa I have ever seen, like a little cat.  Text and Photography by Tokyobling

Awesome weekend ahead!

This week went surprisingly quickly. But I guess that’s what happens when I don’t have a lot of classes to go to. As I mentioned before, the first years were on a camping trip and the second years were on work experience this week. That means the only students in the school were the third years. Because of this, the third year teacher could ask me to come whenever she wanted and my classes were spread out to the extreme. The most classes I ever had in a day this week were three. I average four to five per day on a usual week. All the same, it wasn’t that restful. I’m studying hard for my Japanese test and with two and a half months left, I’m starting to worry about whether or not I’ll pass. I’ve really dropped the ball on studying since around April or May and I have a lot of catching up to do.

Anyway, it’s Friday here in Japan and I’m gearing up for an awesome weekend! After a nice day with my grade schoolers, I’m going off to a moon viewing party at a friend’s house tonight. This by itself would be great. Moon viewing is a traditional Japanese pastime in the fall and I’ve never gone to a party to do it. But we can make this even better!

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therandominmyhead:

Baskin-Robbins JP “Halloween Sundaes” evoke spooky Halloween day and night, and will be available from 9/26

(via stockyjesus)

Friday at the Elementary School!

agirlinjapan:

Friday was my first day working at the elementary school. I love grade schoolers! They’re so friendly and I’ve found that they’re generally more willing to listen to the teacher and follow directions than students in middle or high school (no offense to any of my followers who might be in those grades). So you can have more fun with then and spend less time calling the class back to order.

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More introduction hilarity

agirlinjapan:

In today’s 3rd year (9th grade) class, the students were asked to introduce themselves by saying their name and something they liked. Today I got this introduction from one of the boys.

"Hello! My name is *** and I like you!"

The whole class went wild. XD

I’ve had a few more declarations of love since this.

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I'm a 23 year old American girl living in Japan. I moved here a year ago through the JET Program. Follow my adventures as I live in first apartment, work at my first real job, and generally figure out how to be a grown up... in a foreign country.

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