Licca-chan (リカちゃん, Rika-chan) display at Tono Station!
The first model was released in July 1967 by toy manufacturer Takara Co. (now Tomy Co., better known as Takara Tomy).
According to her character profile, she was born on May 3 to a French father and Japanese mother. Her full name is Licca Kayama. She is 11 years old and in the fifth grade of elementary school. She is cheerful and a little bit careless, sometimes making small mistakes … (read more) Source: motto.media
ITALIAN BAR ITTEMICCA and Michael’s Cafe American teaming up again to offer indoor and outdoor dining, for folks arriving in Tono this week for Obon (お盆). Featuring grilled hamburgers, made with the finest Tono beef, and chicken skewers on the grill, with hot sauce.
Happy Constitution Memorial Day! Many Japanese workers get about a week off around the end of April and beginning of May. This is because there is cluster of national holidays during this time.
The week starts on April 29, a national holiday that used to be celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Showa, who passed away in 1989. It is now celebrated as Showa Day, a day to allow people to think back on the hardship and recovery of the Showa period and to ponder the future of Japan.
May 3 is Constitution Memorial Day. The present Constitution of Japan came into effect on this day in 1947. May 5 is Children’s Day, set aside to pray for the healthy growth and happiness of boys and girls.
Congratulations to the best new addition to the neighborhood, 遠野醸造 Tono Brewing Company, opening May 3, 2018! We attended an event celebrating the opening, enjoyed great food and great beer, and got lots of snapshots. There’s more in the photo album!
The weather is warm, Golden Week is almost here, and the beer is cold! We also have cold beverages like iced tea, ginger ale, Kappa Cola, iced lattes, and more. Invite some friends, and pull up a chair!