Tag: Japan

Konpeitō

Konpeitō is a Japanese candy that was introduced in Japan during the early 16th century by Portuguese traders. Konpeitō comes from the Portuguese word confeito that means sugar candy. This candy is made from sugar, which was very expensive in Japan in the 16th century. It is 5 to 10 mm. in diameter and produced…


Ryokan

A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. I stayed at one when I visited Japan with my husband, my brother, Eric, and some friends. It was beautiful! I loved the exquisite food, the lady’s bath, the tatami mats, the fancy futon that we slept on, and the beautiful scenery. If I could live in a…


George Winston – Japanese Music Box

The song being played is also know as the Itsuki Lullaby. It was “discovered” after people stopped singing it in 1935 by a school teacher in Itsuki Village. The most common version of the song is as follows: Japanese: Odoma bon-giri bon-giri,Bon kara sakya oran-doBon ga hayo kurya,Hayo modoru.Odoma kanjin-kanjin,Anhito-tacha yoka-shuYoka-hu yoka obiYoka kimon’ English:…