Summer in Japan can’t go on without Bon Odori!
When it’s summer Japan, all the jimejime (humidity) and hītoairando genshō (“heat island phenomenon”) may have you suffering natsubate (“summer fatigue”). This is where shokibarai comes in.
Turmeric, or “ukon” in Japanese, is a kind of ginger, known as a spice for Indian curry, and in Japan, it is mostly recognized as a food that can help avoid hangover.
For a mere freckle on the map, Okinawa enjoys enormous popularity. And despite the land and people being grossly burdened by decades of conflict, like the native prehistoric Sago Palm, the Japanese region’s culture and spirit continue to thrive.