Hero of January: Kinue Hitomi

Women January 2019 Figure - Kinue Hitomi-01There are still many remarkable women out there that have always been parts of the great history of the world. They are notable figures to be look upon to; their acts, contributions, and roles inspire us even until today. To keep up with the tradition started on 2018, each month Adorageek celebrates the life of a woman hero. And our woman hero of January is Kinue Hitomi! She was a Japanese athlete, the world record holder in several events in the 1920s – 1930s, and the first Japanese woman to win an Olympic medal. Continue reading

Coming of Age Day

Coming of Age Day 2019 Girls-01Hello people in Japan! On 8 January 2019 we will celebrate Seijin no Hi or Coming of Age Day! Seijin no Hi is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached or will reach the age of majority between April 2 of the previous year and April 1 of the current year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. Continue reading

Hanami Across Japan

Tree-01People in Japan! Are you ready for Hanami?

Hanami, meaning flower viewing, is a Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of Sakura, the renowned Japanese cherry blossom. From end of March to early May, sakura tree will bloom all over Japan, and will last only for a week or two. That is why the sakura-zensen or blossom forecast announced each year by the weather bureau is watched carefully by Japanese people. Continue reading

White Day Activity Page Freebie

Need fresh ideas on how to celebrate White Day? No worries, Adorageek is here to help you! You could find below a printable activity page that you could use with your family and friend!

There are two versions of the page, with colored background and with white background. Sneak peeks are available below!

Have fun, and share with us what you and your family or friend did with the page!

White Day activity page with colored background

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White Day activity page with white background

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White Day

Hamster 3-01In Japan, as well as other countries such as South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, 14 March will be celebrated as White Day. On it, men who received chocolate of love (honmei-choko) or courtesy chocolate (giri-choko) on Valentine’s Day will be expected to return the favor by giving gifts to the women. Popular White Day gifts are white chocolates, white cookies, marshmallow, white flowers, white jewelry, even white clothing such as lingerie. A man could also take the woman to a date. Continue reading