This year’s Hanami – Kinuta Park

“Hanami” (花見) stands for the past time activity of “cherry blossom viewing” in Japanese. The main concern of every single person in Japan around the end of March is whether the cherry trees (or sakura) have started bloom and when will the peak blooming take place. After learing about the days of interest from the specialContinue reading “This year’s Hanami – Kinuta Park”

Walking Around my Neighborhood (Seta, Tokyo)

Japanese houses, especially Tokyo houses, seem to be extremely small and narrow. However, the owners usually manage to arrange a nice combination of flowers and materials to create a memorable front entrance to their house. While walking around, one can usually come across tiny temples, community gardens and old houses doubling as museums. The localContinue reading “Walking Around my Neighborhood (Seta, Tokyo)”