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Renovation project for a "Hidden House on a Hill" (Part 1)Janury 14, 2023 Renovation project for a "Hidden House on a Hill" (Part 1) Renovation work has...
HEISEI-CHO (平成町)Japanese cities and towns are divided into districts or neighborhoods, called: "CHO" (町). So, for ex...
Natsushima Shell Mound (夏島貝塚, Natsushima KAI-ZUKA)Yokosuka City is located on the verdant and hilly Miura Peninsula, where people have been living for...
Even the gorilla is surprised! Renovating a house with Japanese harmony -- "和" (Part 2)January 1, 2023 Even the gorilla is surprised! Renovating a house with Japanese harmony -- "和" (P...
京浜急行 "Keihin Kyuko" (or "Kei-Kyu")Yokosuka City is located on the Miura Peninsula and is the southernmost urban area of the huge Tokyo...
automatic vending machines ( 自動販売機 JIDO HANBAI KI )When driving or walking around in Yokosuka City and the Miura Peninsula areas, it is easy to notice ...
花の国 (HANA NO KUNI)One special characteristic of Yokosuka City is that some of its large parks are located on land whic...
"SHOCHU" (焼酎)A previous article about the beer-like mixed drink called "Hoppy" (see link at bottom) mentioned "SH...
"Galley Honey Bee"Recently, a building which contains many restaurants and food stores, was re-opened in Yokosuka foll...
Even the gorilla is surprised! Renovating a house with Japanese harmony -- "和" (WA)Even the gorilla is surprised! Renovating a house with Japanese harmony -- "和" (WA) Yokosuka's Sh...
住めば都 -- "SUME-BA MIYAKO"In this article, we will look at an old Japanese saying about life and shelter. It is: 住めば都 -- "SUME...
BO-SAI (防災)Japan is made up of many islands, and there are mountainous areas with active volcanoes. So, seismic...
"DON-BURI" (丼)There are many types of traditional foods prepared and eaten in Japan. For foreigners, there are som...
A Port Market in the Sea BreezeA Port Market in the Sea Breeze A commercial facility with many shops called "Port Market", which...
western Yokosuka (Akiya District)Yokosuka City straddles the Miura Peninsula, with its east coast facing busy Tokyo Bay, and its west...
TOKO-NO-MA (床の間)In this article, we will look at a "special spot" which is located in a traditional Japanese "WA-SHI...
DIY store "HOMES,"During or after a move into a Japanese house or apartment, there may be a need to buy furniture or d...
Japanese Housing ComplexesIn Japan, there are many buildings, of all sizes, which contain multiple dwelling units. They are ca...
Yokosuka's amazing ”Old Faithful" springs, called: HASHIRI-MIZU (走水)In this article, we will take a look at Yokosuka's amazing ”Old Faithful" springs, called: HASHIRI-M...
"The Honch,"After moving to the Yokosuka area, one of the places you are likely to hear about is "The Honch," wh...
The meaning of LDK is: Living (room), Dining (room), and KitchenYokosuka City and the Miura Peninsula are located about an hour's drive south of Tokyo, which is a "...
OMOI-TATSU GA KICHI-NICHI ( 思い立ったが吉日 )Life is full of challenges and situations where one has to figure out what to do. For example, movin...
MATSURI ( 祭り )All over Japan, during different times of the year, large and small festivals occur. In Japanese, a ...
Verny ParkIn Yokosuka City, along the Tokyo Bay waterfront, there is a nice French-themed park, with a seaside...
"Hoppy" (ホッピー.) In this article we are going to introduce a mixed drink, which is very popular in Yokosuka's pubs, o...
OSHI-IRE (押し入れ)Most Japanese dwellings will have one or more rooms which are "traditional style" (和室, WA-SHITSU), w...
"Navy Curry Rice" (海軍カレー Kaigun Curry) In recent years, Yokosuka has turned "Navy Curry Rice" (海軍カレー Kaigun Curry) into one of its main tou...
YATO (谷戸) -- 谷/YA = valley and 戸/TOThe Miura Peninsula, on which Yokosuka City is located, is full of hills and valleys. This type of t...
"Saizeriya"A few months ago, we introduced "FAMI-RESU", which is a Japanese term for "Family Restaurant" (see t...
町内会 CHO-NAI-KAIIn this article we will take a look at a Japanese proverb about cooperation. Japan is a group-orient...
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