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Culture

Tai - the good luck fish

Since the fish known in Japanese as 鍍ai・(red sea bream) is part of the word 杜edetai・(good luck) and is also red in color, it is regarded as the good luck fish of Japan. Red is an auspicious color here: You値l notice that some temples, shrines and torii are red.   Read More!

Omikuji ・Japanese fortune-telling

Omikuji are another form of good luck charm used in Japan. These written fortunes are obtained by drawing lots in the form of sticks from a container; the sticks are then exchanged for long, narrow pieces of paper upon which good or bad fortunes are indicated.   Read More!

Japanese lucky charms improve the year's outcome

Happy New Year! Can you believe it痴 already here? According to the Chinese lunar calendar, this is the Year of the Horse, which will officially begin on Feb. 12.   Read More!

Health

Shimagaijin's fishing pointers -- January

Hello, fellow fishermen! It痴 time again for this month痴 fishing pointers. The weather has been terrible this month and fishing has been difficult and cold, but be on the lookout for diehard fishermen.   Read More!

Entertainment

Aquacrew presents unique theater experience

Aquacrew, a new theatrical troupe in Okinawa that mixes in a taste of kabuki, kicks off its first public performance, called 滴aru Ranman (Full Spring) in Okinawa,・at several locations around the island in the first month of 2002. You will discover a new sense of the performing arts from their style.   Read More!

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