I was rummaging through some of my non-digital photos this morning and found this one of my daughter participating in the Japanese festival Setsubun, which traditionally chases away dark winter and welcomes spring (according to the lunar calendar.) It’s always held around February 3rd or 4th (I think it’s Feb […]

Out with demons, in with good luck at Japan’s Setsubun

Originating over 2,500 years ago in India, it was later introduced to the Buddhist temples in Thailand. Many people say that receiving a Thai massage is like doing yoga without any work. Contrary to popular belief, Thai massage does not imply any erotic/sensual massage and is preformed fully clothed. What […]

Thai Massage