Hanami (花見) is the annual custom of relaxing and socializing with a view to the blossoming Sakura cherry trees. Here’s a list of my favourite hanami spots in this past month. You may still be able to enjoy some of them before they turn green!
Do you see this shrine? It looks pretty innocent, right? Just another Hachimangu shrine, nothing out of the ordinary. It … More
[Featured image: Signs prohibiting entry to the cherry blossom platform, banning hanami picnics during the state of emergency in Tokyo] … More
Two weeks ago, the day of Setsubun (Feb. 3rd) marked officially the start of spring. Since then, more and more … More
[Published on Nov 15th, 2020.] Since we are all trying to ‘stay home’, the themes that I can write about … More
The most important celebration of early autumn in Japan is Tsukimi (月見). Although in the modern era it has been … More