Wanders and Flowers

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Family-Friendly Places Worth-Visiting in Edogawa

Family-friendly places especially for those with young children can be a challenge when in Tokyo. Just a few minutes away from central Tokyo is the city of Edogawa, the easternmost ward at the bounds of Urayasu and Ichikawa in Chiba Prefecture.   Edogawa is known to many because of its proximity to Tokyo Disneyland and the crazy influx of people riding Tozai Line during rush hours in the morning and.. Read More

Disaster Preparedness Measures in Edogawa

Disaster preparedness and recovery is one of Japan’s strong points. It is a  country that is highly vulnerable due to its geographical location. But due to the efforts of the government and its people, detrimental effects of disasters particularly earthquakes are lesser. No wonder others  especially those from neighboring countries look up to the Japanese practices when it comes to disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM).   Disaster Preparedness Campaign in Edogawa.. Read More

Lamppost Designs in Japan

A lamppost maybe the least of things one sees everyday. Except maybe when it has busted bulb that we notice its existence. Or it belongs to the humungous and extravagant ones in Shanghai. My fascination with lampposts started when we visited Nakano Broadway on the second day of the new year. While looking around, I noticed that small streets and alleys along the main covered walk have different lamppost designs… Read More

Balcony Blooms

Our balcony this year has been very cooperative. Weather here in Tokyo is a bit weird but still our small garden managed to survive. It even surprised us with beautiful blooms! And because the weather is mostly sunny and warm, my fishes are out to play!   White roses! Yes, they are in plural form because two beautiful roses are now the center of attraction of our balcony.  I was checking pictures of.. Read More

Sakura Viewing in Nishi-Kasai

Sakura viewing is one of the much-awaited events in Japan. This is the time when influx of people from all over the world visit the country to have a glimpse of the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Every year, between last week of March until second week of April, the whole country transforms into a beautiful and festive scenery. Major roads and tourists spots were planted with hundreds of cherry trees for.. Read More