the Carnivorous Plant Exhibition 2020 at the Sakuya Konohana Kan


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Bizarre and Grotesque Carnivorous Plant Exhibition

I had noticed the stylish green posters around Osaka Metro stations for a while. And I finally took the kids to the Carnivorous Plant Exhibition! > Articles: Carnivorous Plant Exhibition



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Greetings from Osaka:
We’re Here and Well Despite the Pandemic

July 2020 was supposed to be an exciting time with the opening of the Olympics. Osaka would have been welcoming many visitors from abroad, but today there’s no international visitors walking around town. No one had imagined this six months ago. We walked around Minami to see how everyone is doing. > Articles: We’re Here and Well Despite the Pandemic


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Too Hot and Humid?
Kakigori Will Cool You Down

Kakigori, a bowl of shaved ice served with sweet syrup and other toppings, is a summertime favorite and a staple at summer festivals in Japan. In recent years, a kakigori boom has pushed it to a whole new level, introducing exceptional, sophisticated kakigori one after another. > Articles: Kakigori Will Cool You Down


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Osaka’s Fireworks Shows:
Flowers in the Summer Night Sky

You can’t have summer in Japan without fireworks displays.
This year, sadly, fireworks displays are all cancelled in Osaka due to the coronavirus pandemic. But don’t let it get you down; We’re here to share with you the images and videos of the dynamic summer delight from Osaka’s top fireworks shows, Tenjin Festival dedication fireworks and the Naniwa Yodogawa Fireworks Festival! Let’s take a look and get a taste of Japanese summer together♪
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Enjoy Local Craft Beer in Shinsaibashi
At One’s Brewery Pub

Summer is the ultimate season for beer.
Honestly, I’m at my happiest when I drink a glass of ice-cold beer at the end of the day.
Now that the business hour restrictions due to Coronavirus have been lifted, I’m going to go grab a glass of nice beer♪
> Articles: Enjoy Local Craft Beer in Shinsaibashi


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DIY Okonomiyaki,
An Osakan Favorite

Some call it a savory pancake, some call it Japanese pizza. Okonomiyaki is a staple Osakan food that every visitor to Osaka must try.
I heard there’s a restaurant where you can have a go at making your own okonomiyaki, I had to try. I invited my friend Hyy to join me. > Articles: DIY Okonomiyaki, An Osakan Favorite


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“Along the Osaka Metro Lines” Series: 
The Cho Line (East)

In the last issue of the series featuring Osaka Metro’s nine lines and the famous spots around them, we introduced the western part of the Chuo Line.
In this issue, we’re going to go east on the Chuo Line and explore stations between Sakaisuji-Hommachi and Nagata Stations. > Osaka Finder!: Series Issue 2: The Chuo Line, Part II (East)