The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published October 10, 2003.
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published September 12, 2003.
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published November 7, 2003.
The sign outside of the post-office, wearing a cap of snow.
Most Japanese schools have classrooms connected by outdoor hallways.
Ram cards usher in the new year.
Text: "Hoka no madoguchi o go-riyoo kudasai" ("Please go to the next station")
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published September 19, 2003.
Japanese New Year's food is called osechi-ryori, and consists of many different kinds of dishes. It's a Japanese tradition to eat osechi-ryori throughout the New Year's holiday or until Jan. 3. Traditionally, people finish cooking osechi dishes by New Year's Eve so they have food for a couple days without cooking. Most of the dishes can last a few days in the refrigerator or at cool room temperature. Colorful osechi-ryori dishes are packed in layers of lacquer boxes, called jubako. Each dish and type of food in osechi has meaning, such as good health, fertility, good harvest, happiness, long life, and so on. Nowadays, many people in Japan buy osechi at stores instead of cooking them at home since it can be time-consuming to cook so many kinds of dishes. If you are in Japan, you can order a set of osechi-ryori at department stores, grocery stores, or convenience stores. The kinds of osechi dishes eaten at Japanese homes vary from region to region. Osechi cuisine is packed in three or four-tiered lacquer boxes called jubako. Here's what goes in where. Ichi-no-ju (top tier) Kuromame (black beans), a symbol of health, are boiled in syrup. Kazunoko, with its myriad of tiny eggs, is a symbol of procreation. It is usually seasoned with soy sauce. Tazukuri symbolizes a good harvest, and consists of tsukudani made with small sardines. Kurikinton is kuri (sweet chestnuts) and mashed satsumaimo (sweet potato) boiled in a sweet sauce. Terigomame are baby sardines simmered in sugar and soy sauce till sticky while datemaki is a sweet cake-like egg that symbolizes knowledge. Ni-no-ju (second tier) Most items in this second box are seafood tidbits to be snacked on while imbibing hot sake. Namasu is a salad of shredded daikon (Japanese radish) and carrot seasoned in vinegar. Also included are: vinegar-seasoned octopus, vinegar and lemon juice marinade of squid, cucumber, grilled shrimp, and Japanese turnip. Marinated pond smelt is also popular. San-no-ju (third tier) The third box holds mostly vegetables and roots. Most vegetables in this box are seasoned with sugar, stock and soy sauce and pair well with rice. Broiled taro, twisted konnyaku and other root vegetables are common. Yo-no-ju (fourth tier) Nishime (simmered root vegetables) is comprised of artistically arranged vegetables such as carrot, gobo (burdock root), renkon (lotus root), yatsugashira (taro), etc.
A sorting box, used to divide mail into prefectures, by hand.
School girls take a break from studying.
A number of middle-schoolers have trouble staying awake in class.
Original Pocky, in all its glory. Pocky chocolate is Japan's number one treat. In 1965, the company Glico sold Chocotek, Pocky's original name, for the first time. At that time, Chocotek was sold for 60 yen per box. The product was expected to gross 10 billion yen in the first two years but exceeded expectations threefold. After that, Chocotek was renamed Pocky because of the pockin sound that it made when eaten. In 1971, Glico invented a new flavor, Almond Pocky. Six years later, Strawberry Pocky was invented. Now, a new flavor of Pocky is released every year.
Some high tech rice cookers.
Photo of dancer Chou Chang-ning of the Cloud Gate Dance Theater performing a piece called "Cursive."
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published December 12, 2003.
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published October 31, 2003.
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published October 17, 2003.
A stop or yield sign signifies a pedestrian cross-walk.
In Japan, your after-school activity is your family. This chalkboard shows the list of clubs offered at this school.
A sign in a post office reminds its occupants not to smoke.
Text: Go-jiyuu ni otori kudasai
A blend of Western and Japanese style clocks for sale at a general store.