2723-16 Riemon, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 421-0212, Japan
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Travel Tips for Yaizu
March, April, May
Springtime in Japan means flowers. Peach and plum blossoms are the first to appear in early March but it is the flowering of the cherry or 'Sakura' tree from early April to May that truly signals the arrival of Spring in Japan.
Spring is also a time of parties and festivals. The Girl's Festival
takes place on March 3 and the Boy's Festival is held on May 5. The Boy's Festival is famous for colourful Koinobori (carp streamers) that can be seen rippling in the Spring breeze.
Clothing : Mid-weight clothing - trousers/jeans, long sleeves, jackets, sweaters.
Whether or not...
..you give a congratulatory message, you may wish to offer more personal congratulations, during a break from the speeches and songs, take a bottle of beer or sake from your table and go the main table where the bride and groom are..
Fill the newyweds glasses as an excuse for saying..OMEDETOU GOZAIMASU..
During the reception is custom for the bride to leave the banquet several times to change her dress (O-ironashi), so if you want to congratulate dont wait to long..
RICE OR BREAD???
That is the question a western person will hear all the time..
People in every part of the world eat rice in different ways: the Chinese chaofan, the Indonesian nasi-goreng, the Korean kukpap, the Mexican chili con carne, the Spanish paella, and Japanese onigiri.
In Japan rice is not only one of many foods, but the most important staple of the diet and the centerpiece of almost every meal.
Kome (as the japanese call it)is grown in paddies in Japan and some parts of East Asia, and archaeological evidence indicates that the Japanese first began to live in fixed settlements after they acquired the techniques of wet-rice cultivation.
Most of the festivals that Japanese celebrate today began long ago when people gathered in the fields to pray for a bountiful harvest.
Shoogatsu , or New Year's, was actually a ritual to honor the rice god. Even today, all forty-seven prefectures in Japan grow rice.
Rice-growing is a key Japanese industry, and until recently a government license was required to sell rice
They were a few of these around the shrine..
Found near the entrance, the water of these fountains is used for purification. You are supposed to clean your hands and mouth before approaching the main hall.
There are so many different kinds, each shrine seem to have there own unique one