Sunday, 25 December 2011

Season Greetings From Online Tomodachi

Season Greetings from us here at Online Tomodachi,
 and Happy New Year 2012 to all our Friends.

Here is a video from Youtube about Japanese Hanabi (Fireworks) 
which is very common during Japan New Year celebration, Enjoy.
If you are in Japan during the New Year, you shouldn't miss out the Hanabi. 

Friday, 16 December 2011

Rabbit on the Moon (Japanese Version)

Every time there is a full moon everyone always look up in the sky and say "Wow! Look at the full moon". Some would ask can you see the Rabbit on the moon? And one time a Japanese Friend of mine she say, "Hey, you know the Rabbit is making rice cake on the moon" :-) Hmm.... Interesting, tell me about it from Her Japanese point of view. Oh ya the Full moon photo below was taken this year during the Moon eclipse at December 10, 2011 using my SLR Camera with a 400mm Telescopic lens zoom. Can you see a Rabbit?

Back to what my Japanese friend's version of the rabbit on the moon, She say just look at the moon and you can see a Rabbit pounding rice cake, it's a Japanese Folks Tale (not sure about story, Google it up :-p). After that she told me if she can go to the moon she want to find the rabbit (Just like she wanted to ride a Giant Turtle). Well if you observe the moon photo below, you can see a Rabbit pounding a rice cake.

For some people, this is how the Rabbit look like below during the full moon.

Anyone know the full story, Japanese version? Share with us at our Facebook page, Thank you :-)

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Japan Hotel Washroom (aka Toilet)

If you stay in a typical Japan Hotel, don't expect the washroom to be big & spacey. But it is very well equipped and comes with a very advance technology toilet. At some Hotel you can even hear what's on your TV through the washroom speaker, and you have a telephone in there. My advice test out everything in the washroom first before you do your business in there, make sure of that. I almost embarrassed myself by calling the hotel staff for not knowing how to use the toilet, but luckily i figured it out :-)

Here are some things you can find in a washroom, well just leave your shampoo, body wash at home. Good products and good Hotel Souvenir :-)

Here we are, the modern toilet, or called the "Super Toilet". The feature set commonly found on this type of toilet sit or wash-lets are Anus washing, bidet washing, seat warming, blow dryer, massage options, water jet adjustments, automatic lid opening, wireless control panel, automatic flushing and and deodorisation. Well not on all model, it depends. When your in Japan check out it's function, it should be fun for anyone who are going to use it for the first time :-)

Watch the video below from Youtube
Do you have any pictures, videos or Japan toilet experiences to share? Please share with us in our Facebook page. Thank you.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

How to visit a Shrine in Japan

Just watch this video from Youtube
I visited this very same Shrine when i stayed in Akasaka in 2009

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Japan Drugstore

Japan Drugstore is a common store found in the streets of Japan featuring pharmacy products (Not Harmful Drugs). Drugstores sell not only medicines, but also things such as candy, cosmetics, and magazines, as well as light refreshments. (Like Guardian in Brunei).
For those who are interested in Japan cosmetic items, this place is a must visit, because you can get all the good Japan cosmetic stuffs in here cheaper. Or you can simply buy some of the cosmetic items for your friends and family who are into cosmetic as a souvenir.

Don't worry if you are going Japan, you do not necessary need to bring along all your sanitary things, you can just buy some there, it is cheaper. But only if you are planning to stay there for more than 5 days.

The drugstore shown in my picture are the most common one found in Japan. It's open until late at night so no worries for some people or is it open 24 Hours (Not sure), never stay up that late to find out? Anybody have an answer, share with us at our Facebook Page, Thank you. 

Oh ya before i forget, to one of my friend, i strongly advice you to buy some cosmetic items there next time we visit Japan. Yeah... you know who you are, i'm talking to you from here :-p