Kirin Nodogoshi All Light Hanami

Happoshu (発泡酒 happōshu lit. “bubbling spirits”), or low-malt beer, is a tax category of Japanese liquor that most often refers to a beer-like beverage with less than 67% malt content. [Kirin’s] Nodogoshi-nama uses soy protein [and is] classified as “Other miscellaneous (2)”, containing no malt.

Hanami (花見, lit. “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, flowers (“hana”) in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry (“sakura”) or, less frequently, plum (“ume”) trees.

Yakitori (焼き鳥, やきとり, ヤキトリ), grilled chicken, is a Japanese type of skewered chicken.

A yatai (屋台) is a small, mobile food stall in Japan typically selling ramen or other food. The name literally means “shop stand”.

Yoshino Kimura (木村 佳乃 Kimura Yoshino, born 10 April 1976) is an English-born Japanese actress and former idol singer.

The Song of Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle (熊本城 Kumamoto-jō) is a hilltop Japanese castle located in Chūō-ku, Kumamoto in Kumamoto Prefecture. In 1588, Katō Kiyomasa was transferred to the early incarnation of Kumamoto Castle. From 1601 to 1607, Kiyomasa greatly expanded the castle, transforming it into a castle complex with 49 turrets, 18 turret gates, and 29 smaller gates.

Kumamon (くまモン) is a mascot created by the government of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It was created in 2010 for a campaign called to draw tourists to the region after the Kyushu Shinkansen line opened.

Yuru-chara (Japanese: ゆるキャラ Hepburn: yuru kyara) is a Japanese term for a category of mascot characters; usually created to promote a place or region, event, organisation or business. They are characterized by their kawaii (cute) and unsophisticated designs, often incorporating motifs that represent local culture, history or produce.

エグスプロージョン(EGU-SPLOSION)は、日本のダンサー(ダンスユニット)・振付師。よしもとクリエイティブ・エージェンシー所属。

“EGU-SPLOSION is a Japanese dance and choreography group. They are represented by Yoshimoto Creative Agency.”

Samurai Smartphone Parade

Samurai (侍) were the military-nobility and officer-caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi (武士) or buke (武家).

A smartphone or smart phone is a mobile phone with an advanced mobile operating system which combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use.

A parade (also called march or marchpast) is a procession of people, usually organized along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by marching bands, floats or sometimes large balloons.

A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running.

[NTT DoCoMo] was the last major global mobile carrier to offer Apple’s iPhone, which it finally did with the release of the iPhone 5s and 5c.