Japan, Japanese food

Lucky KitKat

KitKat is another brand that goes into seasonal and regional overdrive here in Japan.  Over the years there have been over 300 different flavors of KitKat sold here in Japan. Flavors are often regionally based and are quite sort after as gifts. With the flavors coming from and being sold in the regions they are famous for… ie Okinawa purple…

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Japan, Japanese food

Haagen Daaz Ice Cream

Haagen Daaz in Japan are quite different to the Haagen daaz in the rest of the world, they are continually bringing out new flavors just for Japan.  I hear there are 40 flavors available in Japan that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.  To add to the allure, many of the flavors are seasonal.. Every season has its…

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Japan, Nature, Otawara & Nasu (local area)

Summer & Hydrangea

Summer in this area is hot and humid, and nothing says summer like Hydrangeas (Ajisai in Japanese) here.  There are so many in the lane-ways and parks around the town.  All colors, and sizes and shapes.  Its incredibly pretty.  I read somewhere there are over 70 different types of Hydrangea, we certainly have a lot of them here.. The colors…

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