There are many galleries in Ginza area. If you go shopping there, pop in to some of them and you may come across wonderful works. That happened when I visited Kotsu Kaikan building. I found an interesting exhibition of miniature craft by Ichiyoh Haga. Advertisements
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.
I posted abotu Peony Festival in Ueno. In Toshogu Shrine where the festival is held, there are other flowers, too. Winter has fewer flowers than other seasons but still there are many that you can enjoy.
There was a total lunar eclipse on 31 January. People in Pacific region could observe this event.
3 February is the day of Setsubun in Japan which means the “division of the seasons”. Therefore, there are four Setsubun in a year but in modern era, it is Setsubun in February that we celebrate. The next day of Setsubun is the first day of spring and on the day of Setsubun, we throw roasted soybeans to drive…
Ueno is an area which has many temples and shrines some of which are registered as Important Cultural Assets of Japan or Tokyo. But it is not only temples and shrines that worth visiting. You can also enjoy nature in those temples or shrines. Toshogu Shrine for example is a shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu…
Tokyo is definately not the snowy place. But it snows once or twice in a year and today was the day. It started snowing in the morning and it is still snowing now at 10 pm. It seems it snows as much as 20 cm so far.