Moon Living Abroad in Japan by Ruth Kanagy

By Ruth Kanagy

Born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, Ruthy Kanagy is knowledgeable on eastern tradition. In Moon residing overseas in Japan, Kanagy lends her perception on the right way to navigate the language and tradition of Japan, outlining the entire info wanted in a sensible, prepared, and simple demeanour. no matter if it’s an condominium in Tokyo or a mountain retreat in Nagano, there's a spot that fits your funds, wishes, and dreams—and Kanagy makes use of her firsthand wisdom of Japan to make sure that you will have the entire instruments you want to receive visas, organize your funds, locate employment, and select colleges to your kids.

Packed with crucial details and must-have information on constructing everyday life, plus wide colour and black and white images, illustrations, and maps, Moon residing in another country in Japan might help you discover your bearings as you compromise into your new domestic and existence abroad.

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The specialty here is shabu-shabu, wafer-thin slices of prime beef cooked at your table in a pot of boiling water and served with seasonal vegetables. The seating here is at low tables on tatami mats (see p87). You are likely to see wrestlers from one of the nearby sumo stables at the next table. d Map H3 • 2-14-5 Yokoammi, Sumida-ku • 36234480 • Open 5–11pm Tue–Sat • ¥¥ Land $ Bird The fame of this grill rests on its high-quality yakitori, sticks of charcoal-broiled chicken doused in Sushi a slightly sweet Ouchi soy-based At this sushi sauce.

Ticket prices at the 1,200-seat theater are reasonable. d Map S5 • 5-31-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku • 3797-5678 • Open 10am–6pm # Takarazuka Theater Established way back in 1914, the Takarazuka has been staging sentimental and romantic plays featuring exclusively female actors, unlike Kabuki, which is an all-male preserve. The Rose of Versailles, with its opulent costumes and dashing heroes, is a perennial favorite. Synopsis are provided in English.

D Map B5 • 1-1 Yoyogi- Festival # Seven-Five-Three Children who have reached the ages of three, five, and seven, are dressed up in pint-sized traditional kimonos and taken to shrines to pray for their well-being at this delightful event. The numbers signify ages once considered milestones at a time when child mortality was high. The occasion is also a great photo opportunity. d Nov 15 56 Matsuri $ Kanda One of Tokyo’s three major d Map F3 • Kanda Myojin Shrine, Chiyoda-ku • 3254-0753 • Mid-May Year’s Day % New Millions of Japanese pay the two brothers who found a statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, in their nets.

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