Japan meets India meets Mexico

7 Jul

Today is 「七夕」 (“Tanabata“).

(Click here to read my short FAQ about this holiday.)

「七夕」 (“Tanabata“) is on the seventh day of the seventh month (July 7) and the name literally translates to “Seventh evening”, but the English translation of the holiday’s name is “Star Festival“.

On this holiday, people in Japan write a wish for the future on a piece of paper and tie it to a bamboo tree.

Today both Yahoo Japan and Google Japan incorporated a 「七夕」 (“Tanabata“) design into their logos.

"Google Japan" Tanabata logo

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The Japanese fast-food chain “MOS Burger” is currently offering a 「ナン・タコス」 (“Indian Nan-bread Taco”) and 「ナン・チョリソカレー」 (“Indian Nan-Bread with Mexican Choziro-sausage and Curry”).

Each for ¥360.

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6 Responses to “Japan meets India meets Mexico”

  1. tylerandalyssa July 13, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    CoCoIchibanya also just started offering Nan. It isn’t as tasty as a real Indian restaurant though.

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    • tokyo5 July 14, 2010 at 2:08 am #

      >It isn’t as tasty as a real Indian restaurant though.

      Well, “CoCo Ichi-ban-ya” isn’t an Indian food restaurant…it’s a “Japanaese curry” restaurant. 🙂

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  2. sixmats July 10, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    And some people don’t even have days off for the “legal holidays”.

    Anyway, I have to wait another month for Tanabata in Sendai, but I miss Tanabata in Tokyo.

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    • tokyo5 July 11, 2010 at 12:53 am #

      Do you have to work on (Japanese) holidays?

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  3. tokyo5 July 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    >Wow.. nice post & nice layout changing

    Thanks.

    >Do the offices and shops close during this holiday?

    No. “Tanabata” isn’t a 祝日 (legal holiday). No one has the day off for this day.

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  4. unendingdreams July 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Wow.. nice post & nice layout changing 🙂
    Do the offices and shops close during this holiday?

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