Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Preserving Cultural Heritage through Volunteerism: A Visit to Urayasu City Folk Museum

Like other developed countries, Japan made a lot of sacrifices in terms of heritage and environment to meet the demands of globalization. Reclamation of lands and covering part of its coasts have been the immediate response to the increasing need for space for commerce and business areas. Hence, traditional methods to earning a living such as fishing have slowly vanished especially in the urban areas like Tokyo. The eastern part.. Read More

Our Park..In the Middle of the Street..

They say that one way or the other what we do for a living or what we learned from the books have influences on how we see new things even people and places.  Just a few years ago, I realized that this is true for me. For about 10 years I have been working in a city planning office handling technical cooperation. My main task is to look for possible.. Read More

Tokyo 101 for Animal Lovers

I guess Japan is one of the few countries that really care for animals not only by law but also by normal people you can meet on the streets. I do not have a pet in our house because 1) I do not want to undergo a tedious process of producing clearances and paying hell a lot to be allowed to have a pet at home; 2) our building do.. Read More

Our Autumn Hikes

I love autumn. I love it when the summer’s heat starts to cool down and the colors of the leaves are changing. And to enjoy this season to the fullest, me and my husband did some hiking just near Tokyo. First we went to Mt. Mitake in Okutuma region, westernmost part of Tokyo. Train ride was about an two hours from our station (30 minutes from Nishi-Kasai to Nakano and.. Read More

Loving Nishi-Kasai

Once again I am back in Japan.. but this time I will be staying for a longer time!! Being back  in Japan opened another life’s chapter for me. Right after our wedding, my husband and I worked on the necessary papers so that I can live him in Tokyo. Before I came here, I already programmed myself that our new home will be far from the urban life since Nishi-Kasai.. Read More