Plum Festivals started here and there as plum blossoms began blooming. Yushima Tenjin Shrine where I often visit is one of the famous places for Plum Festivals. I went to the festival last year but why not go there again this year? The festival is held from 8 February until 25 February. Advertisements
As I wrote in my previous posting, we have a custom to visit seven Lucky Gods at the begining of the New Year. All of the seven Lucky Gods are humorous and you cannot help from smiling. Those chubby gods, in particular, are somewhat cute. One of the Lucky Gods of Yanaka, Hotei-son is such a…
You may think there are few flowers during winter time. Maybe yes, but still, you can enjoy botanical gardens. Here are winter flowers I could see in the usual botanical gardens I visit.
It’s a holiday season and there are some holiday markets held in Tokyo. I visited one in Hibiya Park – Tokyo Christmas Market 2017. It started on 15 December and will be until 25 December.
When I visited Farmers’ Market in Tsukishima, I went there by bicycle. From Tsukishima, go up along the River Sumida and turn left and you will be in the middle of the mixture of offices and houses sorrounded by narrow streets. Kodenma-cho is one of such areas and it just looks like ordinary monotonous Tokyo.…
There are several farmers’ markets in Tokyo. Perhaps the number increases these days as more and more people are keen on healthy living and many people today are interested in organic foods. I wrote about farmers’ markets in Asakusa and Aoyama. This time, I visited another one in Kachidoki, near Tsukiji.
I often walking around cemeteries. In many cases, cemeteries are cherry blossoms view points. This is perhaps people wanted the loved one to sleep peacefully under the beautiful flowers. Tombs and graves have a kind of spiritual powers. Cemeteries must be “power spots”. I would think of those who were flourished long time ago.