The season of cherry blossoms has ended unbelievably early this year because the temperature went up earlier than usual. But even after cherry blossoms started blooming, it became cold again and sometimes windy. So it has been difficult to decide what to wear when I leave home in the morning. It was cold yesterday and…
I have been quite occupied during February and March and didn’t have time to upload my postings. The winter seems finally went away and suddenly the spring has come. Although we had a cold winter this year, the cherry blossoms started blooming quite early and now at this moment they are in full bloom in…
The culture of Kanazawa, the historic town in Northern Japan has been preserved by artisans and their craftsmanship. You can find many workshops here and there throughout the town.
Kanazawa is one of the big cities in northern part of Japan. It was once goverened by a prominent feudal clan and rich in culture. Since the city escaped from the bombing during the World War II, there still remains many old architecture. Strolling around the old town is the very attractiveness of this town.
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.
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.