It's summer time again! Do you like summer? As a Canadian, the summer in Japan is very difficult for me. I don't really like the hot weather and I am hoping that autumn will come soon! But along with the heat comes so many fun things to do outside! I love the summer festivals and all the delicious food! What summer food do you love? I love shaved ice (kakigori), octopus balls (takoyaki), skewered chicken (yakitori), and mochi! I like to keep my body cool by eating cold noodles like tsukemen and soba. There are many things that we can use to keep our bodies cool in the summer time so we can enjoy the summer season with our friends and family!