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Japan’s Big Pictures

In Japan, rice is an important food.  In Inakadate (pronounced ee-NAH-kah-dah-tay), a village in Northern Japan, it is also art. It began with a village clerk, Koichi Hanada, who was asked to come up with a way to attract tourists … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

It’s 150 days until Christmas, but campers in the province of Québec, Canada, celebrate Christmas in July.  It’s called Nöel du Campeur — Camper’s Christmas.  The tradition has been around for over forty years and is celebrated in campgrounds all … Continue reading

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World Juggling Competition

Did you know that there is an international competition for jugglers?  I didn’t until I read a story about a boy from a neighboring town who will be competing.  Seventeen-year-old Daniel Brown of Seminole, Florida spends up to 15 hours … Continue reading

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A Québec Corn Party

The unusually warm weather in Québec, a French-speaking province of Canada, has caused the corn to ripen earlier than usual.  That means it is party time — time for an épluchette de blé d’inde. We might call it a corn-shucking … Continue reading

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