Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Roses are Red, Sometimes Purplish

  Roses are almost out of season. Well, at least for those that grow in pots or gardens in this part of the world. This year, roses in our area bloomed a bit early than usual. Luckily, I was able to visit my favorite rose garden at their peak. This rose garden is located in Minami-Kasai which is about 10 minutes by bus from Kasai station. And about 20 minutes.. Read More

Walking Belgrade at the Serbian Embassy

For the past three weeks, I did some intensive research about Belgarde – the capital city of Serbia. This time it was not for urban sound practices but for my Ikebana arrangements. A friend of ours hosted a special event last Thursday at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Shinagawa. The said event is in line with the Walking Belgrade Photo Exhibition featuring the works of Branko Brandajs… Read More

Tokyo Imperial Palace: Behind the Walls

Tokyo Imperial Palace is one of the must-see places when touring Japan particularly Tokyo. It is a vast green space at the heart of the country’s financial and government district, just a few blocks outside Tokyo Station. Every new year, the palace ground becomes crowded as people fall in line to see and hear Emperor. On ordinary days, visitors can only access the Imperial East Garden and the Kokyo Gaien. Both are outside the.. Read More

Produce from Our Balcony Garden

balcony produce

This year’s produce from our balcony garden is a mixture of good and not so good. We had a bit of radical temperature changes for a couple weeks recently. Too warm at lunchtime and then sudden drop at nighttime. Some days are very sunny almost like mid-summer. But there are days when we it is cold and rainy.   Sweet Produce From Our Balcony Our strawberries and mulberries were abundant.. Read More

Wisteria Watching at Kameido Tenjin

Wisteria

Wisteria is now one of the most-awaited season here in Japan next to sakura or cherry blossoms. From early May until June, lots of locals and foreigners visit Ashikaga Flower Park, Aichi, anf Fukuoka for a mesmerizing moment under the wisteria showers.   As part of our Golden Week escapades, my husband and I went to Kameido Tenjin in Sumida City to see these beautiful flowers. It was a sunny.. Read More